Direct Travel Picks Donley For New Role

Direct Travel has named Shelby Donley as vice president, luxury services. Donley was the owner of Camelback Odyssey Travel which was acquired by Direct Travel in 2018.

Gerard Bellino, executive vice president, leisure travel at Direct Travel, said of the appointment: “Shelby brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization in the affluent and private client space.”

Bellino continued: “She has forged countless relationships across the globe with some of the most respected brands and properties and will now be able to share her knowledge and experience with our growing group of luxury advisors, both in-house and our Independent Travel Advisor team.”

In the past six months, Direct Travel has welcomed dozens of luxury advisors to its team of Independent Travel Advisors; in addition to adding several prestigious agencies to its hosting program.

Said Donley of her new role: “I am extremely excited to start this new chapter with a first-class organization like Direct Travel,” said Donley. “My priority is to help grow their business through mentoring and training as well as to connect them with the best of the best suppliers around the world.”

Donley will be based in Phoenix and can be reached at [email protected].