Additionally, the company announced that it has added two new positions to further support its global development efforts. Joining the Global Network Division are travel industry veterans Melissa Fernelius as Director of Global Agency Relations and Tara Hyland as Director of Global Supplier Relations both will be reporting to Peter E Pincus, President of CCRA’s Global Network Division.
“Our global Distributor model has been met with great success, the momentum is building, and we are continuing to add Distributors in strategic locations around the globe,” said Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA Travel Solutions. “At the same time, with the addition of Melissa and Tara, we reaffirm our commitment to deliver the level of service expected of a global travel leader to our increasing number of agency and supplier partners.”
Joining the CCRA’s Global Distribution Network: CCRA welcomes the following six new CCRA Global Network Distributors:
in Singapore – also representing Malyasia and the Philippines, and e-Business Travel in Ridderkerk, the Netherlands – also representing Belgium and Luxembourg. Established in December 2010, CCRA’s Global Distribution Network has signed agreements with 15 Global Network distributors, representing over 14,000 agencies in 28 countries to date.
Joining the CCRA Global Network Division Staff: Melissa Fernelius brings extensive experience in developing relationships between travel agencies and technology providers to her new position at CCRA, where she will be responsible for developing CCRA’s newly formed, Global Agency Relations department. With more than 20 years’ in the travel industry, Fernelius began her career as a travel agent, and has held several prominent management and sales leadership positions with leading companies including AAA New Mexico, Galileo, Cendant, and US Airways.
Tara Hyland brings over 25 years of success in many facets of the retail travel industry to CCRA’s Global Network Division. As Director of Global Supplier Relations, Hyland will be responsible for directing CCRA’s enhanced supplier relations department and will oversee the company’s growing network of supplier relationships worldwide. Prior to joining CCRA, Hyland served in various management positions with industry leading travel companies including serving as Director of Marketing for CWT Vacations, Navigant Vacations, and World Wide Travel Service.
“CCRA’s global distribution network allows CCRA to deliver a growing audience of qualified travel buyers to a vast network of leading international travel suppliers,” said Peter E. Pincus, President of CCRA’s Global Network Division. “Melissa and Tara, two top travel industry executives, will add their expertise as we continue to seek out distributor and supplier partners who can bring significant value to the agencies within our network.”
For more information on CCRA’s Global Network Division or for a list of the current CCRA Global Network Distributors, visit http://www.ccraglobal.com/