Patterson Steps Down As Trafalgar Leader, Paunic Steps In
A familiar face
to Canadian travel agents after nearly 30 years with The Travel Corporation,
Trafalgar Canada president Doug Patterson has resigned from the company.
“A big thank
you to Doug for helping lead a strong team at Trafalgar for the past six years
and for ensuring we have the most outstanding reputation in our industry," said
Jeff Element, president of The Travel Corporation, Canada.
“We need to
continue this same level of responsiveness and support everyone has come to
expect from Trafalgar," Element added. "To that end, we are very fortunate
to have Wolf Paunic, Trafalgar's current vice-president of sales ready and
excited to step up to the role of president for Trafalgar Canada. Please
join me in wishing Doug well and in congratulating Wolf on his new role."
his TravCorp career with the Contiki brand and later spent years with Insight
Vacations before being named to the president role at Trafalgar, TravCorp's
largest guided vacation brand.
“I've got 28
years of nothing but fond memories," Patterson told Open Jaw in an interview
this morning. “The Travel Corporation is an innovative, progressive company
that has enriched and transformed the guided vacation experience."
he will use the summer to enjoy quality time with his wife – long-time Holland
America Line BDM Lori Patterson – and young daughter.
“My best years
are still ahead," says Patterson. “I'm looking forward to new opportunities and
challenges in this fantastic industry."
Paunic says he
is excited to take on a new challenge.
“I am very
excited and proud to lead the Trafalgar brand in Canada and continue to work
closely with our valued agent partners," says Paunic. “We have the right mix of
knowledge, passion and experience across our dedicated team members nationwide
to elevate Trafalgar, the Insider of guided vacations to the top of mind of