Avoya Travel has announced the appointment of Phil Cappelli as the company’s chief sales officer. The CSO role is a new addition to Avoya’s Strategic Leadership Team and signal's the company's ambitions and opportunities for top-tier talent in the travel industry.
As CSO, Cappelli will lead and accelerate the growth of the company through the planning and execution of high-growth initiatives such as expanding the company’s Independent Agency Network, deepening partnerships with suppliers, opening doors for the company to make strategic acquisitions, and developing products and services. Cappelli will oversee an extensive team of over 100 employees, including Steve Hirshan, senior vice president of sales, Ashley Hunter, senior vice president of partnerships, and their respective teams.
Cappelli enters his new role with 25 years of experience in the travel industry, most recently serving as the senior vice president, preferred partnerships at Signature Travel Network. Prior to that, he held the position of U.S.A. president at Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, as well as a number of management roles at Tauck World Discovery. Cappelli earned his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Mount Ida College. Originally hailing from Wilton, CT, he lives in Belleair, FL with his wife and their three children.
Cappelli’s appointment comes as Avoya continues to see historic growth across its platform. Avoya recently announced that year-over-year bookings have increased by 78 percent from January to July when compared with 2022. Contributing to this growth is Avoya’s increasing investment in its people, leadership, and the development of talent from within the company to promote innovation in the future of vacation planning.
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