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11/21/2017  |  by Jessica Montevago

The Intrepid Group, a collection of six tour operator brands, has appointed two new senior executives on its global leadership team.

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Michael Edwards will move into the role of Chief Growth Officer. Formally Intrepid Group’s regional director in Europe, Middle East and Asia, Edwards will manage Intrepid Group’s Regional Directors and Marketing Services team. In 2018, Michael Edwards will help Intrepid Group expand its Adventure Cruising program into Asia and launch its first Antarctica charters in partnership with Chimu Adventures. 

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Meanwhile, Leigh Barnes will assume the newly created role of Chief Purpose Officer on July 1, 2018. Barnes, formally director of North America, will work closely with The Intrepid Foundation and external partners as Intrepid Group seeks to create more shared value projects. In 2018, Intrepid will be committing 0.75% of global revenue towards purpose activities, creating a team of dedicated employees to lead The Intrepid Foundation, and attaining B-Corp status.

Leigh Barnes
Leigh Barnes

CEO James Thornton created the roles to focus on sustained growth in “both purpose and profit,” with a goal of  becoming the first billion-dollar adventure travel company, while donating $3 million into local communities through the Intrepid Foundation by 2020, the company said in a statement.

11/17/2017  |  by Anne Dimon

Hotelier also announces plans to open its first North American property in New York City.

11/17/2017  |  by Mary Gostelow

To help you keep up with your favorite GMs and hotel executives as they move around and open new properties, Mary Gostelow offers up a monthly update of who's doing what.

11/15/2017  |  by Richard D'Ambrosio

Not only do travel agents still exist, noted travel author states, but they can add tremendous value to the travel-planning process.

11/15/2017  |  by Kerry Tice

A week ahead of Thanksgiving, agents talk loyal clients, commission upturn, supplier support, and a flexible schedule.

11/14/2017  |  by Richard D'Ambrosio

Two travel agents, from two different generations, took two very different European river cruises this October — and shared their experiences here.

11/10/2017  |  by Travel Market Report Staff

In observance of Veterans Day, travel suppliers are offering free access and other travel specials to thank those who served.

11/7/2017  |  by Daniel McCarthy

Get the latest on State Department warnings, airport security, flight changes, cruise news, and ASTA updates, all in one place.

11/6/2017  |  by Doug Gollan

For those in the travel industry, it is no secret that Trip Advisor removes at least some of the 535 million reviews that “provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay.”

11/2/2017  |  by Cheryl Rosen

Michael Bayley hints about technology rollout this month and calls non-refundable deposits program a success.