AlliedTPro Hires Charles Gallina, Former Travel Impressions Executive, As Chief Sales Officer
NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AlliedTPro, a US travel brand and subsidiary of Kuoni Travel Group LTD, announced today, the new hire of Charles Gallina as Chief Sales Officer.
Mr. Gallina comes to AlliedTPro with 20+ years of experience as an executive in Tour Operations, Airlines and GDS. Previously an executive at Travel Impressions, LTD. (formerly an American Express Company), Gallina served in a number of leadership roles as Vice President of Research & Analysis, VP American Express Vacations International, VP and General Manager of Delta Vacations, VP of their Managed Brands Group and also served as VP of Sales. During his tenor at Travel Impressions, he exponentially grew the brand's product lines worldwide, developed Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) across the enterprise, profiled competition and validated industry changes. Additionally, Mr. Gallina was responsible for major initiatives that enhanced performance as well as bottom line results, and is also known for having successfully negotiated AAA Travel, Travelsavers, Nest, Vacation.com and other 3rd party consortium agreements. In his most recent role, Mr. Gallina directed the measurement of all surveys, determining the end-to-end customer experience.
In his role at AlliedTPro, Mr. Gallina will bring his executive level sales and marketing experience to the company, helping lead the organization in its impressive evolution from a practiced 60 year-old inbound B2B model into a contemporary, global experiential travel brand with a variety of product lines to support and numerous partners as well as consumer interests and needs.
"Charly brings experience, energy, vision and a deep understanding of the core values that continue to be AlliedTPro's foundation. We are thrilled to have him join the team," says CEO Mark Morello of AlliedTPro.
Mr. Gallina, is based in the AlliedTPro's NYC headquarters, and will be responsible for growing sales for AlliedTPro's four product lines – American Classics: An Escorted Tours Experience; Coterie Designs: A Leisure Group Experience; Premiere: A VIP Concierge Experience, as well as brite spokes, AlliedTPro's new thematic travel product line.
For almost 60 years, AlliedTPro has been a leader in the US inbounds market and serves more than 600 of the most successful tour and travel providers in more than 50 countries around the world. Its core business is a comprehensive selection of FIT leisure products as well as multi-lingual escorted coach programs that are complemented by up-market ATP Lifestyles product line. The extensive range of hotels, services, sightseeing, and tour products can be booked via a web-based booking engine or direct host-to-host links with clients. With its head office in New York and a network of local offices in the USA, AlliedTPro also provides tailor-made services for leisure and incentive groups, arrangements for conventions and congresses across the country, as well as ground handling for cruise companies. Its key markets are Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific. www.alliedtpro.com
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