Ensemble Travel Group has announced that Libbie Rice has decided to leave the business and her last day will be September 10, 2019. Rice has been with the leading travel consortia since January 2011 serving as a co-president until June 2019 when she became president.
“On behalf of the entire team at Ensemble, we thank Libbie for her nearly nine years of service and leadership and wish her the very best in the next chapter,” states David Harris, CEO of Ensemble Travel Group.
“While the decision to leave Ensemble was definitely a difficult one for me to make, I feel confident that I am leaving the company at a good time,” Rice said. “There have been four years of growth and now, our new CEO is in place to lead the company into the next decade.”
Rice will be working closely with the Ensemble management to ensure a seamless transition.
Recently, Rice was named the godmother of AmaMora, AmaWaterways’ third new ship of 2019. The christening took place in July on the Rhine River.
This moves follows soon after Lindsay Pearlman, who most recently served as co-president at Ensemble, announced he was leaving the company. At the time, it was announced Harris and Rice would handle the management responsibilities. Harris, who was only named to the recently created role of CEO in March, now remains alone of the three.
Founded in 1968, Ensemble Travel Group is a member-owned organization of approximately 850 independent travel agencies in the U.S. and Canada, with new expanded international presence in Australia and New Zealand. With a membership that represents billions of dollars in travel sales each year, Ensemble Travel Group has achieved a 50-year record of boosting members' profits and delivering high-volume sales to its preferred suppliers.