A group of travel industry executives has purchased a
“significant’ stake in Petaluma, Calif.-based Creative Leisure
International, a privately-held company owned by Peter Henze.
Frank Samson, a senior executive at Uniglobe Travel
International and founder of InHouse Travel Group, and Tony
McKinnon, president of Amadeus North America, are the lead
investors of the group. Samson will assume the position of
president and CEO of Creative Leisure, and McKinnon will join the
company’s board of directors.
Henze will remain actively involved in the company’s business
development, a statement said.
Creative Leisure’s current president and CEO, Fred Filippi, will
assist in the transition and then leave the company.