Contiki Vacations has appointed Melissa da Silva as the new president of U.S. operations.
A spokesperson for the company has said, “To my knowledge, [former president] Greg Fischbein has not currently moved on to a new position.”
With 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Ms. da Silva joins the Contiki team after leading all aspects of retail and contact center sales and customer support as Vice President, Sales for STA Travel. After 17 years with STA, Ms. da Silva replaces Greg Fischbein, who left Contiki in December 2012 after four years in the position.
“I am thrilled to be joining Contiki at such an exciting time. I took my first trip abroad with Contiki and I have been a huge fan ever since,” states Ms. da Silva. “I look forward to growing awareness and sales of the Contiki product in the United States and offering the U.S. audience the largest choice of trips specifically designed for the growing 18-35 year old market.”