Theresa Gatta has been named Vice President of Global Sales for Travel Impressions with responsibility for overseeing the tour operator’s outside sales team, managing American Express Vacations (AEV) International offices in London, Amsterdam and Mexico City and maintaining high-level relationships with Travel Impressions’ consortia partners.
With more than 25 years experience in the wholesale travel industry – including 14 years with Travel Impressions and AEV – Gatta’s various leadership positions and background encompasses management of sales teams, national accounts, partnership marketing, product development and global strategy.
Most recently, at AEV International, Gatta worked closely with teams in Latin America and Europe to build strategic partnerships in 13 countries and develop strong relationships with key American Express executives from around the world, Travel Impressions notes.
She’s also worked extensively in sales and business development leadership positions including consortia account management as well as management of the AAA account at Travel Impressions. Among her accomplishments, Gatta helped increase Travel Impressions’ AAA survey results from 56 percent to 100 percent satisfaction.
Said Tim Mullen, president and CEO of Travel Impressions: “Her strong agency and consortia relationships are important for Travel Impressions as we continue to stay focused on selling exclusively through travel agents."