Richard Calvert // © 2012 DestinationWeddings.com
DestinationWeddings.com recently announced that Richard Calvert will serve as president and CEO at DestinationWeddings.com following the retirement of founder Quentin “Bud” Carmichael.
“On the heels of my retirement, we are thrilled to welcome Richard to our team and look forward to leveraging his multi-faceted experience in the travel industry to continue the rapid growth of DestinationWeddings.com,” said Carmichael. “Richard’s impeccable track record of setting and achieving strategic goals — especially in the areas of product innovation, consumer delivery and negotiation, along with his significant expertise in the international travel market —uniquely qualify him to take DestinationWeddings.com to new heights.”
Calvert will join DestinationWeddings.com in June and brings 25 years of experience in the international travel and leisure industry. In his native Wales, Calvert served as U.K. managing director of mainstream tour operations for Thomas Cook Group plc, one of the world's leading leisure travel groups. He also served as overseas purchasing director for the U.K., Canada and Scandinavia for TUI Travel PLC, the world’s largest integrated travel organization.
“I am honored and delighted at the opportunity to take the reins of DestinationWeddings.com,” said Calvert. “DestinationWeddings.com provides a one-of-a-kind, customized service that ensures couples have their perfect destination weddings. With the support of one of the best teams in the industry, I am committed to expanding DestinationWeddings.com’s scope nationally and internationally through a variety of new platforms, including the launch of new customer offerings and resources in existing and new source markets.”