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RIU Expands Canadian Team


And then there were three. RIU Hotels & Resorts has added a third business development manager for Canada to help with the burgeoning market for the brand.

Christie King has joined the RIU team in Vancouver to service Western Canada, along with Valerie Ward in Ontario and Sandra Mallette in Quebec and the east.

“[Now] we’re well represented all over Canada. We were before, but it’s a big country,” jokes Oliver Kluth, RIU’s VP of sales and business development.

RIU also depends on Canadian partners Sunwing and Signature Vacations to spread the word, a relationship for which Kluth has nothing but praise.

“We’re doing really well,” he says, but adds, glancing at his BDMs, “I think there’s much more to do!”

Shown here at Sunwing/Signature’s offices in Toronto April 16, are: Kluth, Ward, King, Mallette, and Sunwing VP of product development Eric Rodriguez.

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