Travel Planners International Names New VP

handshakeTravel Planners International (TPI), a major host agency with 2,000 independent travel agents nationwide, reports the promotion of 16-year company veteran Erwing Hernandez, general manager, to the position of corporate vice president of operations.

In this newly created post, Hernandez will be in charge of the research and development of a variety of new solution-based projects and operations for TPI and its subsidiaries, TPI said.

“2013 marks the 25th anniversary of TPI, and we’re fortunate to have had Erwing’s professionalism, dedication, and loyalty for most of those years. His talents have gone a long way in making TPI what it is today,” said Tony Gagliano, Jr., COO/executive vice president.

In 2006, Hernandez was promoted to general manager, overseeing 25 employees in six departments as well as TPI’s growing network of independent travel agents.

Hernandez has also headed up the TPI  team responsible for  TPI's Conference, October 1-6, 2013 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando.

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