ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018– Destination America(DA), part of The Travel Corporation(TTC) family of brands, is pleased to announce that Graham Bendelowhas been hired as Vice President of Contracting, and Christophe Ghayehas been named Chief Product Development Officer. Both roles are newly introduced to DA. Bendelow and Ghaye started in their new roles on November 19thand report to Richard Launder, DA’s President and CEO.
Bendelow has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry covering the tour operator, receptive and OTA arenas. For the past eight years he served as Vice President of Product at AmericanTours International (ATI). Prior to that he held Product Director and Product Manager roles at ATI. The role of VP of Contracting at DA was created for Bendelow to further grow business by adding expertise, accelerating the pace of work, optimizing supplier partnerships, and further improving processes to solidify DA’s position as a leader in its market niche
In his new role, Ghaye, who has been a key executive member of the DA team for 15 years, will focus on creating new itineraries and evolving existing itineraries to meet the needs of an ever-changing market. Going forward he and his team will also find and develop the immersive and unique local experiences that DA’s client accounts expect going forward.
“I am delighted to have Graham as Destination America’s new VP of Contracting and Christophe as the Chief Product Development Officer,” Launder said. “Graham has a tremendous understanding of the business and an exceptional reputation in the industry, and I am confident that he will be a great addition to the DA team. Christophe’s previous experience within DA makes him uniquely qualified to lead the Product Development team, and to deliver the creative product solutions that our clients need.”
For more information about Destination America, please visit www.destamer.com or call 1-714-935-0040
About Destination America
Destination America offers custom guided vacations throughout the Americas for five of The Travel Corporation’s award-winning brands – Trafalgar, CostSaver, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Contiki – and other world-class partners. As a pioneer in the guided vacation industry for nearly 30 years, our team of experts strives to bring continuous improvement, innovation, thoughtful destination expertise, and outstanding customer service to what we do each and every day. We have redefined how travelers experience a destination by partnering with organizations that bring truly authentic, culturally immersive experiences to our trips. To learn more about us, visit www.destamer.com.
About The Travel Corporation
The Travel Corporation (TTC) is a highly successful international travel group. Our philosophy is simple. To create enriching experiences for our travelers by combining an unbeatable mix of exceptional service and quality at great value. No matter what your taste, whether you are a family or a couple, a group or traveling solo – TTC offers something for everyone. Our multi-award-winning portfolio of 29 brands ranges from luxury hotels and boutique river cruises, to independent holiday package companies and a variety of guided travel experiences. As a worldwide travel expert with 40 sales offices and 10,000 team members serving 1.9 million travelers worldwide annually, we take our travelers to over 70 countries. Being a 4th generation, family-owned business that is financially independent, we pride ourselves on taking a long-term view, with an ethos of attention to detail in all areas of the company. To learn more about TTC, visit www.ttc.com