CCRA Travel Solutions Hires Vice President of Hotel Partner Solutions
CCRA President Dic Marxen today announced that industry veteran, Tiffany Topcik, has been appointed to serve as Vice President of CCRA Travel Solutions’ Hotel Partner Solutions division.
Topcik brings to CCRA’s Hotel Partner Solutions division extensive experience in building company revenue through strategic supplier partnerships. Topcik has held prominent travel industry positions including Vice President of Hotel & Supplier Relations for ABC Corporate Services, where she was responsible for developing strategic supplier partnerships for more than 11 years. Topcik also served as Senior Vice President of Lanyon as well as President of the Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA) from 2006 through 2009, during which time she led HEDNA’s global membership efforts.
“As Vice President of CCRA’s Hotel Partner Solutions division, I look forward to working with current CCRA supplier partners as well as establishing new supplier relationships worldwide,” said Tiffany Topcik. “CCRA offers far-reaching marketing opportunities and affordable solutions for increasing hotel revenue and driving more leisure and corporate travel agent business. I’m excited to oversee CCRA’s 2013 Preferred Hotel Program and help even more hotels increase their ADR and connect with the lucrative travel agency market around the world.”
In addition to her many roles within the travel industry, Topcik is also co-host of the TransitionSolutionz talk radio program for business leaders, is the founder of Laughter Connects, a company that leads team-building wellness workshops for businesses, and has served as a social media consultant for organizations seeking expanded customer communities and increased revenues through new social media channels.
“CCRA is pleased to add yet another experienced industry veteran to our company’s leadership team, and delighted that Tiffany has joined us as Vice President of our Hotel Partner Solutions division,“ said Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA Travel Solutions. “With Tiffany’s impressive travel industry background and vast network of supplier relationships, she will be the ideal person to oversee our CCRA Preferred Hotel Program. She will not only help us remain at the forefront of the industry in North America, but she will also be integral in our company’s continued global expansion efforts by helping us build even more supplier relationships abroad.”
As Vice President of CCRA’s Hotel Partner Solutions, Topcik will oversee CCRA’s 2013 Preferred Hotel Program and new supplier partnership initiatives. The CCRA Preferred Hotel Program helps hotels drive more global travel agent business, increase their ADR through GDS bookings, and establish travel agent loyalty through negotiated rates and enhanced commission opportunities.
In addition to reaching tens of thousands of agencies worldwide through the GDS, CCRA’s Preferred Hotel Program enables hotels to reach over 29,000 independent and home-based agents registered to use CCRAtravel.com, CCRA’s proprietary reservations system. CCRA also boasts the oldest after-hours call centers in the U.S, providing support to 450 travel agent clients including 60 of the ‘Top 100 US Agencies’. Hotels interested in learning more about the benefits of joining CCRA’s 2013 Preferred Hotel Program and for enrollment details hotels may contact Jolene Volkart at jolene.volkart@
Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Solutions is a growing network of integrated travel solutions for suppliers and travel professions in the global travel market. The company is comprised of the CCRA Call Center Solutions, the CCRA Global Network Division and CCRA Hotel Partner Solutions. CCRAtravel.com is CCRA’s proprietary hotel reservation booking engine that provides real-time rates and availability at over 160,000 hotels worldwide and allows travel agents to choose from up to five rate categories on a single search including: GDS rates, Promotional rates, Internet rates, Net rates and the 15% Enhanced Commission rate categories. Additionally, CCRA offers a variety of marketing opportunities to suppliers interested in reaching over 30,000 professional travel planners. For more information, please visit www.ccra.com or contact Mary Wiley at firstname.lastname@example.org.