MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CIE Tours International has appointed Jim Kelly to the newly created position of Vice President of National Accounts according to an announcement by Brian W. Stack, President and CEO of CIE Tours International, North America. Prior to the appointment, Mr. Kelly served as Vice President of Sales, a position he has held since 1996.
"As industry distribution channels continue to evolve, CIE recognized the need for a dedicated and experienced executive to be the voice of the CIE product on a daily basis," said Mr. Stack. "Jim Kelly's broad experience and personal relationships with key decision makers throughout the industry made him the natural choice to fill this position."
In his new role, Mr. Kelly will be responsible for planning and implementing strategic growth initiatives in sales and marketing and collaborating with senior management to identify new opportunities with the company's host agency groups and online accounts. He will also develop and execute tactical promotional events to create new sources of revenue and will work closely with internal and external partners to facilitate the development of stronger, more sustainable and profitable relationships.
Mr. Kelly, a resident of Fairfield, Connecticut, started with CIE in 1994 and has been a driving force in establishing and growing CIE Tours to be the largest producer of escorted tourists from the USA and Canada to Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.
About CIE Tours International
For over 80 years, CIE Tours International of Morristown, NJ, has set the standard for fully escorted motorcoach tours of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. This renowned tour operator delivers unsurpassed experiences and value for both packaged vacations and custom independent travel, combining the best of each destination with expert professional tour guides who bring each itinerary to life. All CIE Tours travel programs are protected by the company's $550+ Advantage, a no-fee benefit guaranteeing that travelers are never charged for special features considered optional extras with other tour companies. For additional information, call 1-800-243-8687 or visit www.cietours.com.