Travel Leaders just made two big personnel announcements. Jose Ferreira has been named the new chief technology officer of the Travel Leaders Franchise, Consortium and Leisure Group business units, and Peter Vlitas has been named senior vice president of airline relations for Travel Leaders Group.
A 10-year veteran with Travel Leaders Group, Ferreira most recently served in a leadership position within its Tzell Travel division. Ferreira will replace Tiffany Glass, who has accepted a leadership role within a care services company.
Most recently at Tzell where he served as vice president of business solutions, Ferreira was responsible for the recent launch of its “Agent Showcase,” which enables consumers to connect online with one of its travel agent experts. He first joined Travel Leaders Group in 2006 in an information technology (IT) role that culminated in his serving as director of application development for the company, prior to ultimately being named vice president of travel technology and marketing for Travel Leaders Franchise Group in 2012.
Peter Vlitas is a 17-year veteran of Travel Leaders Group’s Protravel International division, where he has served as its senior vice president of airline sales and marketing. Vlitas will now focus his area of expertise to provide benefits to all business divisions within Travel Leaders Group, reporting directly to Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko.
Since first joining Protravel International in 1998, Vlitas has negotiated and managed the many aspects of its airline programs, including industry relationships, airline contract negotiations and corporate travel; he also oversaw the team responsible for revenue management, rates, cost containment and adherence to contractual parameters. Vlitas first joined the travel industry as a travel agent at age 18 in a small company. Today, he sits on several airline advisory boards.