2010's Top Supplier Sales RepsMarch 12, 2010 By: Jena Tesse Fox Travel Agent
Auto Europe/Destination Europe, Sales Manager
Salmonese’s travel career began more than 40 years ago with the French Line in its reservation department. He worked his way up to senior sales representative, and after the closing of French Line, he worked for Holland America, Carras Cruises and subsequently Sun Line/Royal Olympic Cruises as regional sales manager. In 2004, he joined Auto Europe as sales manager for the New York area. “I enjoy working in the travel industry and love selling my product,” he says. “Being genuinely interested in addressing travel agents’ concerns, large or small, and having a positive, friendly attitude always has worked for me.”
Hertz, Senior Account Representative
Mandel says that she “enjoys the diversity, interaction and commitment working with travel agents and Preferred Travel Partners.” She joined Hertz in 1995 after gaining sales and marketing experience in various industries after college and has been responsible for Travel Industry Sales in the New York and New England regions. Currently, Mandel is responsible for seven counties in New York State as well as key partnership accounts in Nassau and Queens counties in New York.