Gain Joins ACV As Senior Director Of Sales, Groups And Partnerships

Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw

Dana Gain

Air Canada Vacations has appointed Dana Gain to the role of senior director sales, groups and partnerships effective 23APR.

In her role, Gain will be responsible for the development of the national sales strategy, as well as supporting and growing all the B2B lines of business and increasing distribution channels. She will also continue to forge strategic partnerships and will manage all partnership agreements.

Gain joins ACV from Norwegian Cruise Line where she oversaw all aspects of their sales and marketing strategy, as well as aggressively grew the number of guests sourced from the Canadian trade market. She brings 28 years of experience in new global business development, national sales force leadership, and global market expansion.

“Dana has a keen understanding of the industry and a proven track record of strategic leadership to deliver on ambitious goals,” said Nino Montagnese, managing director at ACV. “We’re very happy to welcome Dana to the Air Canada Vacations senior team.”

Gain will report to directly to Montagnese and will be based out of the tour operator’s Mississauga office.

Reporting to Gain will be:

  • Marigold Fortuna – General Manager, Sales Western Canada
  • Monique Lalonde – General Manager, Sales and National Accounts
  • Guy Marchand – General Manager, Sales Quebec
  • Christine Faulkner – Manager, Inside Sales and Planning
  • Sophie Kazaz – Director, Group Travel and Partnerships
Kerry Sharpe

Kerry Sharpe Columnist

Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.