Long Time Executive Marilyn Macallair to Retire
Beaverton, OR (December 10, 2018) – Passport Online Inc., the industry’s leader in travel agency website, social media and booking technology, announces the retirement of longtime Vice President of Business Development Marilyn Macallair after 17 years with the company and a 40+ year career of service to the travel agency community.
“Marilyn has been an integral part of a team that grew the company’s portfolio and helped establish its role as a technology leader in leisure travel. She has cultivated and expanded Passport Online’s presence with the entire travel agency, consortia and host agency community and helped thousands of travel agency customers expand their digital footprint,” said Rick Nagle, President/CEO of Passport Online.
Passport will be restructuring its leadership team, elevating current Vice President of Supplier Relations, Jeanne Colombo, to the position of Vice President, Strategic Partnerships. Colombo will now oversee all supplier and agency organization relationships. She has been with Passport for over 6 years in her current role and joined the organization after having been a customer and Passport Advisory Board member through her American Express agency. A newly created position of Director of Business Development has been added to the Oregon headquarters office. Joining the team in this newly created position is Joy Martinello. She was most recently the Director of Leisure Services for Direct Travel, western region and brings a wealth of knowledge in sales, training and customer service. Direct Travel is a customer of Passport’s NexCite agency website program and as a member of Virtuoso is also a dedicated user to the company’s proprietary Virtuoso cruise booking tool.
“It has been my absolute pleasure to be a part of Passport’s growth and diversification throughout the leisure travel industry. The partnerships forged have helped to develop state of the art tools for travel agencies and helped connect our supplier partners and our hard working agency customers to better serve the traveler,” said Macallair. “It is now time for me to step back and enjoy some travel time myself. The future of our company relationships are now firmly in the hands of two company executives who both came to us as former customers and users of our products. That is a total testament to the value we bring and will continue to bring to the travel agency community.”
Macallair will stay on in a consulting role with Passport for the first six months of 2019 to enable business continuity and a seamless transition.
About Passport Online
Passport Online is the leisure travel industry leader in website, web content, email marketing, and social media solutions. Passport also offers state of the art booking engine solutions for b-to-b and b-to-c needs. A major distribution channel for leisure travel suppliers to connect with the leading consortia, retail agencies, professional home-based agent networks, and their clients, Passport Online enables millions of consumer shopping sessions on thousands of travel agency websites. For more information, visit www.passportonlineinc.com.