Vision Travel Adds Three BDMs To Its National Sales Team

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Cheryl Hurlbut

Sabrina Strang

Karim Benaissa

Ian Race, senior vice president, sales and account management for Vision Travel Solutions, has announced the appointment of three additional business development executives to its national sales team.

The new Vision members are:

  • Cheryl Hurlbut, MBA, based in Vancouver and joining Vision’s Western Canada sales team. Hurlburt brings over 20 years in hospitality sales and marketing, including leading hotel sales teams in Washington DC, Vanuatu and Banff. She was most recently with InterContinental Hotels Group, managing a portfolio of intermediary accounts including the meetings and incentive segment as well as travel management companies. Hurlbut can be reached at Cheryl.hurlbut@visiontravel.ca778-462-2313.


  • Based in Ottawa, Sabrina Strang will cover Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. A bilingual graduate in tourism at Laval’s College Montmorency, Strang’s background includes over 10 years within the hospitality industry, as sales manager for Best Western Hotels, several independent hotels and most recently at the new Hyatt Andaz in Ottawa’s Byward Market area.  She can be reached at sabrina.strang@visiontravel.ca819-661-2133


  • In Toronto, Karim Benaissa joins the team with over 20 years of experience in the industry including roles at Howard Johnson, the Fairmont Royal York, Westin/Starwood, Eastern Caribbean Freight Lines, Novotel and InterContinental. His most recent position was director of business travel for the new flagship Delta Hotel in downtown Toronto, where his team won Sales Team of the Year in the Americas for Marriott Hotel Group. His territory will be the eastern GTA, and he can be reached at karim.benaissa@visiontravel.ca905-621-0129.
Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years.

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