|Neal Jones// (c) 2011 Marriott News|
Marriott International announced the promotion of Neal Jones to vice president of global sales-intermediaries and Europe. Jones will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to global intermediary segments such as travel management companies, travel agencies, group intermediaries, wholesalers, group tour operators and consortia.
In 1995, Jones began his career with Marriott as a senior account manager, where he managed a portfolio of key accounts on behalf of the Marriott-branded hotels located throughout the UK. Before getting promoted, he was vice president of global sales for Europe responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the Global Sales Offices located in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Moscow, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Zurich and Milan, as well as a network of over 40 General Sales Agents (GSAs).
David Townshend, senior vice president of global sales, said, "We are thrilled to have Neal leading this critically important area here at Marriott. His background and experience bring a truly global lens to the travel intermediary segment, which continues to evolve at an extremely rapid pace."