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 ItalyVacations.com, 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.  

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