FIT tour operator Avanti Destinations has announced the appointment of Dallas-based Molly Blackmon as its south central regional sales director, working with agents in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
Previously, the south central territory was included in the central region, managed by Chicago-based Perry Bender, but sales in the region required it get its own director, Avanti said.
A 30-year veteran of the travel industry, Blackmon was business development manager for Mark Travel since 1995, handling Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Prior to Mark Travel, she was with Transglobal Vacations. Blackmon launched her travel career straight out of college as sales director for Dan Dipert Tours.