Michael Johnson has joined Travel Edge as its executive vice president to take over the leadership of the $400 million leisure travel division, supporting 600 travel advisors across the U.S., Canada and Bermuda.
Johnson brings 18 years of experience in luxury retail, most recently as senior vice president, store operations for Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay. In this new role, Johnson will work to help extend Travel Edge’s lead in luxury travel, the company said.
Travel Edge said that it is reporting 30 percent growth and exceptional profits. The company said that it attributes much of this success to distinctive executive hires from outside the travel industry, including recent additions to marketing, advisor services, supplier relations and technology.
New and notable at the company’s leisure travel division:
Advisor Support: Advisor compensation, full service and recognition, and programs and tools to attract and develop luxury travel professionals at various stages of business growth.
Technology and Brand: The Agent Digital Experience (ADX) advisor technology platform provides access to higher commissions, easily bundled services and marketing capabilities to provide better client experiences.
Preferred Partnerships: More profitable supplier relationships offering innovative and modern access to desired luxury clients and more engaged luxury advisors.