Travel Edge Appoints David Thorne As VP Of Business Development

Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw

Travel Edge has announced the appointment of David Thorne as its new vice president of business development.

With over 25 years of experience working with travel companies including Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Navigant, and TRAVELSAVERS, Thorne was most recently the vice president and general manager of Forte Business Travel Solutions.

According to a statement from the company, Thorne’s “understanding of new program development, franchise and business travel sales, operations, and account management, provides him with the background necessary to successfully share the ADX and Travel Edge story with the global travel marketplace.” 

“Adding this new role to the Travel Edge team is the next step as we continue to achieve our aggressive growth targets for 2018,” said Cheryl Nicholson, EVP of Leisure at Travel Edge. “We’re excited that David will expand our message to travel advisors and agency owners looking for a strategic partnership to support their profitability goals.”

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.

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