Smart Travel Group Announces Three Promotions

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Smart Travel Group has announced the promotion of several team members. Effective immediately, Amber Blecker has been named manager of sales and product strategies for Smart Travel Group, Kameish Stanley has been named vice president of marketing for Smart Travel Group, and Lisa Baron has been named vice president of supplier relations for OASIS Travel Network, the company’s independent contractor division.

A travel industry veteran with 16 years of experience selling and marketing cruise and land vacations, Amber Blecker will manage all aspects of Smart Travel Group’s sales and product strategies. Most recently, she was in the same position for – the company’s internet cruise division.

Blecker has been listed in Travel Agent Magazine's Top 25 Travel Agent List and in USA Today’s CruiseLog Top 10 Cruise Specialist List. She also founded, a site devoted to help solo cruisers find reduced single supplement sailing.

Kameish Stanley, who previously served as senior director of marketing for, joins the Smart Travel Group team in a similar capacity, where she will oversee marketing, ecommerce initiatives and supplier relations. Her previous experience includes product development and operational management positions at Online Vacation Center in Fort Lauderdale

Lisa Baron will take on additional responsibility, overseeing all supplier relations and distribution of supplier promotions and information along with management of OTN members websites, e-marketing, and client reach-out. In her new role, she will also work closely with Signature Travel Network and OASIS Travel Network’s valued cruise and land supplier partners. 

Prior to joining OASIS Travel Network, Baron headed International Conferences, a division of cruise planners that provided accredited continuing education conferences onboard cruise ships for doctors and attorneys. Baron worked most recently with Norwegian Cruise Line as the manager of the Hawaii desk.

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