Four business development managers have been recruited by Traveltech in the US to support expansion in the world’s largest travel market.
Kevin Walker, Ivonne Turcios and Yenedi Perez will be based at the travel technology firm’s US base in Miami and Clarice Bongolan will work out of Los Angeles.
They have been hand-picked by sales senior vice president Francis Riley, previously with Norwegian Cruise Line, who was recently appointed to spearhead Traveltek’s business development drive in North and South America.
Riley said: “We have witnessed strong industry demand for technology that improves speed to market, supports a multi- channel approach to business and increases reach and distribution at a time when the tours and the cruise sectors are demonstrating exponential growth potential.
“To capitalise on this opportunity, we have bolstered our team with four highly-experienced sales professionals, all of whom I am confident will play a key role in cementing Traveltek’s position as a market leader.”
Walker joined the company in 2013 as project manager, based at its global headquarters in the UK, and was promoted to business development analyst in 2016, based in North America.
Turcios was most recently with Amadeus and Perez joins from NCL.
Bongolan has worked for major travel media titles including Lonely Planet and as a luxury travel advisor at Kontiki Tours in Los Angeles.
Riley added: “Traveltek’s timing could not be better as companies across the Americas look to leverage increased cruise line capacity, attract more new-to-cruise clients and grow their tours business to meet traveller demand.
“Our dynamic packaging tools put clients ahead of the competition, enabling them to differentiate their product by curating tailormade offers and packages.”