MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Directravel, a leading corporate travel management company, announced today that the company has expanded its sales team in preparation for anticipated growth in corporate travel programs in 2011.
"The industry is growing once again and we are ramping up our sales team to be prepared to take full advantage of the opportunities in the marketplace," said Pat Fragale, president of Directravel. "The addition of Greg and Jim to the Directravel team allows us to continue to position the company as a leader in corporate travel management services."
Directravel's new additions have substantial leadership experience with major national travel companies, including Carlson Wagonlit Travel and American Express.
Greg Martin, Regional Director of Sales, New York brings more than 25 years of travel experience to Directravel. He came to the company from past positions including Director of Business Development with Liberty Corporate Travel and had responsibility for large and middle market corporate sales with American Express Corporate Services. Greg's expertise lies in relationship management and corporate sales, for which he has received numerous achievement awards.
Jim Childress, Regional Director of Sales, Chicago/Midwest, brings more than 10 years of travel experience with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), where he was a Director of Business Development and held positions in sales/consulting for the CWT Solutions Group and information technology analytics. Jim is a member of the Chicago Business Travel Association. Jim's experience with consultative selling makes him a natural fit for the corporate culture of Directravel.
For more than 30 years, Directravel has provided its corporate clients with high-quality business travel management services, internet-based technology solutions and significant cost savings. With corporate offices in Mahwah, New Jersey, and regional offices in New York City; Scranton, PA; Chicago, IL; and San Francisco, CA; Directravel is ranked among the top US corporate travel management firms. More than 300 Directravel travel professionals serve clients at both onsite and offsite locations nationwide.
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