Central Holidays has announced the appointment of travel industry sales specialist Margie Bell to the position of national sales manager. Bell joins Central Holidays with over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, including strategic sales roles as well as hands-on agency management with well-known travel companies including the IsramWorld Portfolio of Brands and the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Bell’s professional career commenced in the 70’s working with the Japan Travel Bureau before she attained further success as the owner of her own travel agency based in New York City.
In her new position, she is responsible for driving revenue and educating travel agents about the range of travel opportunities offered by Central Holidays across the globe. Bell will work with travel agents and deliver training programs to increase overall brand awareness while specifically focusing on “JOURNEYS,” Central Holidays’ tailor created experiential product line.
Central Holidays offers independent, escorted and hosted itineraries; and customized group and travel events. Focused on Italy, the Mediterranean, Cuba and Latin America, the travel brand represents an array of travel opportunities including religious pilgrimage travel, ski trips, people-to-people educational exchange to Cuba; and luxury, customized experiential travel opportunities. The travel group also provides niche-market tour packages such as cooking classes in Italy, Spain and France; wine excursions; art tours; and vacation rentals including castles, villas and chateaux stays.
Today, Central Holidays is the flagship brand of the Central Holidays family of companies. With the acquisition of a number of strategically selected travel providers, Central Holidays companies now serve a wide range of destinations across the globe each under their respective brand.