CanJet Vacations has unveiled its new executive team as it gears up for its sales launch later this month. The tour company has picked John Kirk as its new vice-president, sales & marketing, effective Aug. 18, 2014. The industry veteran has extensive experience in sales, distribution and e-commerce and he will lead all of these initiatives in his new role with CanJet Vacations.
Kirk is leaving Porter Escapes — where he was the Director, Vacations and Packaged Products – to take on the new role. Before that, he was senior vice-president, retail and e-commerce for Thomas Cook North America.
CanJet Vacations’ vice-president and general manager, Robbie Goldberg has been busy with all the necessary preparations to hit the market with a world-class product. Other CanJet Vacations’ team members in the Toronto office location include Krystal Langenberg (Sales), Josee Girard (Product) and Shirley Lawson (Product).
Chris Kelly, CanJet’s vice-president of business development — who is overseeing the CanJet Vacations business – commented: “We are very excited about the talented team we have assembled to lead CanJet Vacations through its start-up phase and prepare the company for future growth. We will have everything needed for an unforgettable travel experience including luxurious four star plus hotels, a proven vacation airline in CanJet Airlines, and we will be committed to exceptional service throughout our guests’ journey. Our goal is to redefine how Canadians travel. ”