Passport Online Inc. has announced the retirement of Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Randy Goodrich. Replacing Goodrich will be Jeanne Colombo, presently director of marketing and sales for Travelink, the 2011 American Express Travel Representative Network Agency of the Year.
Goodrich is a pioneer in travel agency internet marketing, helping to launch Passport Online more than 15 years ago. A travel industry veteran, Goodrich saw the need for website development and supplier content aggregation for travel agencies. Since the company was started in 1994, it has grown to service tens of thousands of travel agents, all the major consortia, many host agencies and nearly 100 of the industry’s leading leisure suppliers.
Goodrich will remain on the board of Passport and will continue in the industry with his home-based travel agency business.
“Randy’s contributions to our business and to the entire travel agency community are enormous and we will continue the mission he started as we help move emarketing and ecommerce forward for leisure travel agents, agencies and suppliers,” said Greg Kott, president and CEO of Passport Online Inc.
“Jeanne Colombo brings to the supplier role at Passport Online a current travel agency user experience,” Kott said. “A long time Passport Online Advisory Board member and an active user of VacationPort and the Tandem cruise booking engine, she understands the needs of today’s diverse travel agency community and the most effective way to aggregate and distribute supplier information through the various agency marketing channels. “
Colombo worked for American Express for 15 years and for the last seven years has been with Travelink American Express.