Tour Ops Focus on Agents With New Hires

This past week saw the appointment of three new hires to agent-focused positions at tour operators Travel Bound, Travcoa and TCS Expeditions.

Denise Kelly

At Travel Bound, Denise Kelly has joined as business development manager covering Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, along with Jason Weier, also a business development manager for Travel Bound, who is serving Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Both will report to the agent-exclusive tour operator's Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Nico Zenner.

Jason Weier

Kelly previously worked in sales and marketing positions for such agencies as Rosenbluth and AAA, as well as for the Cayman Islands. Based in Kennett Square, PA, Kelly can be reached at dkelly@booktravelbound.com or 800-808-9543, ext. 8590.

Renee Tao

Weier and Tao

Weier comes to Travel Bound from Apple Vacations and has previously served in sales and marketing positions at Certified Vacations and Delta Air Lines. He is based in Alexandria, Kentucky and can be reached at jweier@booktravelbound.com or 800-808-9543, ext. 8577.

Over at luxury-oriented operators Travcoa and TCS Expeditions—both sister companies under the First Choice Expeditions umbrella—Renee Tao has joined as director of sales for the western region of the United States. Tao has spent more than 15 years in the hospitality industry, serving in sales and guest services positions for the likes of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons, Hyatt and Ritz-Carlton. She will be based in Los Angeles and can be reached at reneet@travcoa.com or 800-992-2005, ext. 243.