Audley Travel Names New Presidentby Daniel McCarthy /
Boston-based tour operator Audley Travel announced on Thursday that Heather Heverling will take over as president and managing director of its U.S. business starting this May.
Heverling most recently served as the president of women-owned adventure tour operator AdventureWomen and had previously served as the senior vice president of product management at National Geographic, and the senior vice president of worldwide operations at Grand Circle Corporation.
In an announcement on Wednesday, Audley Travel CEO Nick Longman said that the move is part of a “new stage for our U.S. business.”
“We have ambitious growth plans and Heather’s significant experience, insight and skill-set mean she is perfectly placed to help us achieve this,” he said.
Heverling added that she is “eager” to work with a growing U.S. team for Audley.
“I have followed Audley from the moment they entered the US market and opened the Boston office, and have admired the company’s growth as a pioneer in the tailor-made travel space. Travel is such a personal decision, and travelers want to experience a destination in a way that is most meaningful to them – how, when, and where they want. Audley’s ability to customize a travel experience that caters to each traveler’s personal specifications with top-notch destination knowledge and world-class service is second to none,” she said.
Audley Travel also recently launched an all-new travel advisor hub that provides a variety of marketing and educational tools. The travel operator also launched its first-ever worldwide brochure specifically for advisors.