Shannon to lead TravelBrands’ sales team with over 19 years of experience
MISSISSAUGA, ON –TravelBrands, a leader in the Canadian travel industry, is pleased to announce that BDM Shannon Smith has been promoted to Director of Sales, Ontario. As a respected character in the travel community, Shannon brings 19 years of experience and a wide range of expertise to this role.
“Shannon is an incredible asset to TravelBrands and our sales team,” says Frank DeMarinis, president & CEO, TravelBrands. “Her vast experience and knowledge made her the perfect candidate for this role. I know she will succeed and contribute to the growth TravelBrands’ sales team.”
Shannon’s extensive history in the travel industry brings a unique understanding of both the retail and wholesale industry. Her out-of-the-box thinking has strengthened TravelBrands’ relationships with both partners and agents. As Director of Sales, Ontario, Shannon will oversee the business development managers, a variety of agency chains and consortiums as well as the agency partnerships located within Ontario.
Shannon’s travel career began in 2000 when she worked as a Cultural Rep at Epcot for the Walt Disney World Company. Since then she has had many different roles at a variety of organizations including Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Encore Cruises and now TravelBrands. Her personal and professional life has brought her to many destinations globally such as the Caribbean, Europe, Australia and North America.
About TravelBrands Inc.
A division of H.I.S.-Red Label Vacations Inc., TravelBrands gives agents and consumers access to the world. It is one of the largest travel companies in Canada, active in both the wholesale and retail travel industry. TravelBrands offers a wide range of travel options – including flights, hotels, cruises, attractions, rail passes, car rentals and more.