Merit Travel Group has announced the appointment of Joshua Amiel as Vice President of Sales and Account Management for its corporate travel management division MeritBiz.
Working closely with Dirk Baerts, President, MeritBiz, Amiel will have overall responsibility for developing and implementing new sales and client retentions strategies, as well as providing leadership to the Sales and Account Management teams.
“We welcome Joshua Amiel as a very strong addition to the team.” said Baerts. “He brings a
wealth of travel industry experience in sales and account management, with local, regional and global accounts. Our promise to clients is delivering high quality travel management services so they can focus on their core business, without travel becoming a time-consuming distraction. Joshua’s proven relationship building and leadership skills are an asset to our team and align well with our brand promise.”
Amiel says: “I look forward to being part of a brand that has earned a reputation for service-centric corporate travel management. I am eager to lead the team into the next growth phase, as we look at new ways to expand on current client relationships and explore new opportunities that make sense in the market space.”
Amiel brings more than 15 years of travel industry experience to the role, in a combination of leisure, airline, teaching, travel management company (TMC) and tour operator roles. His experience includes Hotel Management in the Dominican Republic, Director of Product Development at Zoom Airlines & Go Travel Direct, as well as teaching as a part-time professor in Travel and Tourism at Algonquin College.
His TMC experience includes time both as a Global Business Manager where he was responsible for all aspects of client contracts, planning and execution, and as Senior Director of Global Sales responsible for the Canadian market. He is an active member of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives [ACTE] and is currently the co-chair for Canada.
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