TTI Travel has named Lyell Farquharson as President. His appointment took effect on Sept. 15 and he will oversee all lines of Business and Operations in addition to managing strategic partnerships and business development opportunities.
Farquharson brings over 30 years of travel and business experience to TTI. His previous roles include VP Global Sales at WestJet, VP GM Canada for American Express Travel Companies in Canada, President of Navigant Canada and President of the Rider Travel Group. Before joining the travel industry, he was an EVP with a Private Equity Company and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Rocky Racco, CEO TTI Travel, said: “Lyell was very instrumental in guiding TTI through the challenges of COVID and helping us come out of it a ‘stronger and better’ company. I have known Lyell for many years, and I, like others in our industry, highly respect him for his expertise, experience, and industry knowledge. I’m looking forward to working alongside him, as we pursue the many opportunities presenting themselves in the marketplace.”
Racco continued: “We strongly believe that Lyell will enable TTI to pursue its goal to be recognized as the leading boutique Travel Management company in Canada servicing discerning business and leisure travellers.”
Commenting on his appointment, Farquharson said: “I’ve worked alongside many of TTI’s Leadership Team and staff in the past and respect and admire how they worked very hard to keep their team engaged and connected during the past couple of years. Together I feel we can make a positive difference for our clients, key partners, and the travel industry overall.”
TTI Travel is a Canadian family owned and operated company and one of Canada’s first Virtuoso agencies as well as the exclusive affiliate of BCD Travel in Canada.