Saturday,  April 20, 2019  10:44 am

Michael Johnson joins Travel Edge Leisure as EVP


Michael Johnson joins Travel Edge Leisure as EVP
Michael Johnson, executive vice-president, Travel Edge, leisure travel division
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Michael Pihach is an award-winning journalist with a keen interest in digital storytelling. In addition to PAX, Michael has also written for CBC Life, Ryerson University Magazine, IN Magazine, and DailyXtra.ca. Michael joins PAX after years of working at popular Canadian television shows, such as Steven and Chris, The Goods and The Marilyn Denis Show.

Michael Johnson has joined Travel Edge as executive vice-president to take over leadership of the company's $400 million leisure travel division, supporting 600 expert travel advisors across the U.S., Canada and Bermuda, PAX has learned.

Johnson brings 18 years of experience in luxury retail - most recently as senior vice president, store operations for Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay.

“We believe the luxury travel category is underserved,” Johnson stated in a release. “We view brand, customer experience and technology as the keys to our future – a future where advisors are treated as respected travel professionals and empowered with the support they need to grow their business portfolio. I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting journey.”

Travel Edge is a $750 million privately-held luxury-focused company specializing in leisure, corporate, and tours travel. The company’s leisure division has more than 600 luxury travel advisors specializing in air, cruise, vacation and VIP travel.

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