Sandals Confirms Sudden Resignation Of Industry Veteran Ellen Bettridge

ellen bettridgeA spokesperson with Sandals Resort International confirmed with Travel Agent Thursday afternoon that Ellen Bettridge has resigned from her role as president of Unique Vacations, Inc. (UVI). 

UVI is the  exclusive representatives of Sandals Resorts International in the Americas. Sandals declined to comment further. 

Bettridge began her role as president of the company on January 6. Bettridge came to UVI as one of the travel industry’s most recognizable and respected executives. 

Prior to joining UVI, Bettridge served as president of the Americas for luxury cruise company Silversea Cruises. Bettridge joined Silversea on March 19, 2012. Before Silversea, Bettridge built a 20-year career with American Express, starting as a travel counselor and departing the company in 2012 as vice president of the American Express U.S. Retail Travel Network.