Perillo Tours Names VP Group Sales to Grow Faith-Based Tourism

Steve Perillo, president and owner of Perillo Tours, which has operated escorted travel to Italy for 75 years, has announced the appointment of John A. Klados as the company’s new vice president of group sales. 
In this new role, Klados will be responsible for targeting and growing sales within the faith-based tourism market across the entire Perillo portfolio, including Perillo Tours escorted product, Perilllo’s Learning Journeys brand, and, offering customized itineraries for independent travelers.  
“Faith-based travel is becoming a more prominent niche and an area for growth, especially within our groups division,” said Perillo in a written statement. 
Klados joins Perillo Tours with more than 30 years in the travel industry and 20 years of expertise in faith-based tourism. His first introduction to faith travel was at the former Yugoslav Airlines, where he served as the assistant sales manager East Coast. He is credited with creating several faith-based travel programs at companies including Trafalgar, Key Tours and, most recently, at Homeric Tours, serving as the VP of marketing and sales.
Klados has also been featured on various radio stations, television networks and trade publications on the topic of faith-based tours. His interest in religious travel is deep-rooted, starting with his parents, Greek immigrants, who raised their children with strong Christian beliefs. His father, a Professor of Ancient Greek and Medieval History at Columbia University, helped shape his passion for faith-based tours by combining his love of Christian history and travel. He has traveled extensively around the world, visiting countries and sites where early Christianity is rooted. 
John A. Klados can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 855-784-7687 ext. 257.  

Related Stories

Eurostar Upgrades Amsterdam to London Service to Direct

Adventures by Disney Adds European River Cruise Vacations in '21


Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

Silversea Opens Sales on New Grand Voyage Mediterranean 2021

Two Great Wine Experiences in Paris

Suggested Articles:

Eleven Americans who were brought to the U.S. from a quarantined cruise ship have been moved to hospitals as a result of coronavirus. Learn more.

The U.S. State Department warns that travelers should not rely on repatriation flights as an option for U.S. citizens under risk of quarantine.

The new Top Accounts Program is designed to simplify goals and benefits for the three of the company's advisor reward programs.