Yankee Leisure Group (YLG) has announced the promotion of Jim Marini to vice president of sales, Amtrak Vacations/Yankee Holidays. Marini will lead all sales and marketing efforts for Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays brands, including overseeing national and international partnerships, and leading the inside sales and business development team.
Marini has been with YLG for five years, and previously served as director of sales, Amtrak Vacations/Yankee Holidays. He has over 20 years of sales experience in the travel industry, having previously overseen both national and international partnerships, as well as YLG’s outside sales team. Additionally, Marini managed YLG’s overall sales strategies, and was contributed to company growth during his tenure as director.
Founded in 1972, Yankee Leisure Group offers a portfolio of travel experiences to hundreds of destinations around the world, including the Grand Canyon, Chicago, Washington D.C., Seattle, New York City, San Francisco, Italy, France, Switzerland, and more. Today, the company operates three travel brands - Amtrak Vacations, Railbookers and Yankee Holidays - and is one of the largest independent rail vacation provider in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Yankee Leisure Group’s brands offer inclusive travel packages that include visits national parks, sightseeing tours, dining options, entertainment, and accommodations. Vacation types include multi-city independent rail journeys, round-trip vacations, “Rail & Sail” trips that combine train rides with a Celebrity or Norwegian cruise, and more.
In 2017, YLG received three Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly in 2017: A Gold Medal for Railbookers' 2017-2018 brochure; a Gold Medal for Railbookers' website; and a Silver Medal for Amtrak Vacations' National Parks Owners Guide.
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