Collette Announces New VP In Canada

Ron Lonsdale, Collette

International tour operator Collette has announced that Ron Lonsdale will now serve as vice president of the company’s Canadian office. In this role, he will work closely with partners to influence sales strategy and activities and continue building relationships with travel providers. 

Lonsdale began at the company over two decades ago as a business development manager in Ontario and Manitoba. In 2002 he became a Canadian regional sales manager after nine successful years on the road. He was then promoted to director of strategic partnerships in 2014 where he has been responsible for growing the company’s partners throughout Canada.

“We recognized a need for someone on the strategic partner side to have an influence in our current sales strategy as we grow and expand in Canada,” said Christian Leibl-Cote, Senior Vice President of Global Business, in a press release. “As a relationship builder and dedicated salesperson with more than 20 years of experience at Collette, we are confident that Lonsdale will make a great asset in further contributing to our brand.”    


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Collette has been running guided tours for 100 years. There are a variety of travel options on all seven continents including single-city stays, small group tours, faith based experiences, rail journeys, river cruises, and more. 

Earlier this year, the company announced tour options for foodies. Travelers explore Italy, France, Asia, Africa and South America to learn about and indulge in local culinary offerings.

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