Agents Explore Israel

Agroup of agents from across the U.S. participated in a February fam trip through Ya’lla Tours USA. The journey was designed specifically for agents planning to organize church group travel to the Holy Land. The tour began with two nights in Tel Aviv, then traveled north for two nights in the Galilee a


Agroup of agents from across the U.S. participated in a February fam trip through Ya’lla Tours USA. The journey was designed specifically for agents planning to organize church group travel to the Holy Land.

The tour began with two nights in Tel Aviv, then traveled north for two nights in the Galilee and culminated with five nights in Jerusalem.



Trade Talk at Tianguis

Carlos Berdegue (right), El Cid Group CEO and the vice president of the Mazatlan Hotel Association, poses with Javier Paez, sales manager, El Cid Mazatlan, at Tianguis, held in Acapulco last month.



Disney Destinations promotes Svendsen

Kenneth Svendsen has been named senior vice president, worldwide travel operations for Disney Destinations. Svendsen is now responsible for resort reservations travel operations for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.

“Kenneth is an outstanding leader and a talented resource broker who leverages the Walt Disney Park & Resorts organization while balancing the unique characteristics of each of the individual sites he oversees,” noted Randy A. Garfield, CTC, executive vice president of Disney Worldwide Sales & Travel Operations and president of the Walt Disney Travel Company.

Svendsen is a 19-year veteran of the travel and hospitality industry.



Tourism Vancouver Adds New Sales Associate

Tourism Vancouver’s Leisure Travel department has welcomed Cindy Wang to the position of sales associate, Travel Trade, Asia Pacific.

Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Cindy brings five years of sales and marketing experience in both inbound and outbound travel, to her new position. Cindy has a strong sales and customer service record, and has been recognized by previous employers for her excellence in the workplace.

Prior to joining Tourism Vancouver, Cindy was with Limojet Gold Limousine Service for five years in the position of sales and marketing coordinator. Cindy also worked as a travel consultant for Sears Travel and as an interpreter/translator for BDC Venture Capital.

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