Tourico Holidays Adds Veteran Product Management to Enhance its Travel Offerings in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, and Chicago.Ivar Hottentot named Senior Product Manager for Las Vegas, Shenelle Shaam for San Francisco, and Olivia Crossey for Boston, DC, and Chicago. -
ORLANDO, Fla. − April 18, 2013 − Tourico Holidays, an innovative leader in travel wholesale, today made three strategic additions to its organization by announcing the appointment of Ivar Hottentot as Senior Product Manager for Las Vegas, Shenelle Shaam as Senior Product Manager for the San Francisco – Bay Area, and Olivia Crossey as the Senior Product Manager for the Boston, Washington DC, and Chicago. All of the Senior Product Managers will be responsible for growing and refining Tourico Holidays™ unique selection of travel offerings in each of these key tourist destinations.
We recognize that having operations and distribution knowledge from a suppliers perspective is a critical tool to execute mutually beneficial agreements, and all three individuals have extensive backgrounds with Independent properties and regional chain positions, said Dermot Quigley, EVP of Global Product Development for Tourico Holidays. To be progressive and retain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing market condition, Tourico understands that diversifying human capital is as important, if not more important, than advances in technology and other capital investment areas.
Hottentot was most recently a Senior Market Manager at Gullivers Travel Associates covering the U.S. west coast. Prior to GTA, he spent more than five years at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino as the Senior Manager International Sales and Marketing. Hottentot also has experience outside of hotels, working as the Director of International Sales for Scenic Airlines in Las Vegas.
Shaam joins Tourico Holidays from Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants in San Francisco where she oversaw the International market segment. Earlier in her career, she worked many years with the wholesale FIT, MICE and Tour Travel Group segments in the Maldives with Hilton, the Rania Experience, and Anantara Resorts.
Crossey has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, both in Dublin, Ireland and Boston. Most recently, she served as Leisure Account Director for Starwood Hotels of Boston. Earlier in her career, she spent six years with the Irish owned Doyle Collection Hotel Group between Dublin and Boston.
About Tourico Holidays
Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotel, cruise lines, attractions, ground transportation and more. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,600 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.