Flight Centre Appoints Marc Casto President, Leisure Brands Americas
Marc Casto has been appointed President, Leisure Brands of Flight Centre Travel Group's Americas division, a newly created role on the heels of the company's recent retail restructuring.
Flight Centre says its "reimagined leisure business model" allows customers access to Liberty Travel and Flight Centre consultants both remotely and at physical agency locations. The company adds it will maintain "network hubs" across the U.S./Canada, each of which will be run by a network manager. Each consultant will be affiliated with one of those hubs.
In his new role, Casto will oversee and steer the implementation and day-to-day execution of its new business model, FCTG said in a news release.
“The creation of this role and the appointment of Marc represents the company’s evolution and vision for the future,” said Charlene Leiss, President of Flight Centre Travel Group, Americas.
“The tenacity and commitment with which he helped to build and operate Casto Travel is commendable, and he has demonstrated those qualities throughout his tenure at FCM. As part of the Flight Centre organization, Marc has shown great vision, leadership and poise, and I have every confidence that he will successfully lead the Leisure Team into a bright future.”
Casto has over 25 years of experience in the travel industry. He previously served as Senior Vice President of FCM Travel Solutions USA, and before that, the President & Chief Executive Officer of Casto Travel, a global travel management company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He is currently Vice Chair of ASTA and serves at an executive level on multiple travel and industry related boards, including the San Jose Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Casto, a California native, will maintain operations from his home state.