Sunwing Names Samantha Gillingham Group Sales Manager

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

To support the expansion of the Group Sales Team, Sunwing has brought on Samantha Gillingham as its new Groups Manager. She will report to Group Sales Director Lexi Lipitkas. 

With over ten years of experience in travel, Samantha has worked for companies including Transat Holidays, Flight Centre Travel Group, and Jet Airways. Her experience includes roles with retail and corporate brands as a consultant, account manager, team leader and corporate sales manager. 

Gillingham will oversee the Toronto Group Sales team and the Nexus/Sunwing Group Excursions team. 

“I am eager to be working with our Group Sales Director to develop seasonal plans for group customers and to work with the rest of the team to continuously develop their talent and our sales and procedures that make us #1 to the sun,” Gillingham says.

She can be reached at, and 1-877-877-1755 Ext. 6927.  Sunwing’s Group Sales manager for Quebec, Marisa Poggioni, can be reached at, and 1-877-877-1755 Ext. 6956.

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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