Direct Travel, a Virtuoso member, has appointed Stephen Smith as senior vice president, leisure marketing, North America.
Smith previously held the role of senior vice president, marketing & communications at Vision Travel which was acquired by Direct Travel in 2017.
“I am thrilled to be welcoming Stephen to the Direct Travel team,” said Gerard Bellino, executive vice president, leisure travel, Direct Travel. “I firmly believe this positions us as the premier leisure travel organization within North America with an established marketing solution for both bricks and mortar operations and independent travel advisors.”
“I am truly excited to take on this role within Direct Travel and work with an incredible team as we continue to grow the leisure side of the business,” added Smith. “Our ability to grow both organically and through acquisition put us in a unique position with our partners as we head into 2020. I look forward to building on what we have achieved in 2019 across Canada as Vision Travel and throughout the US as Direct Travel.”
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