World Travel Holdings Appoints Two Employees To Executive Team
Experienced cruise industry expert Jennifer Gasser will head the company’s portfolio of private label partnerships and veteran Human Resources professional Loren Kennedy will advocate for employees
Wilmington, Mass. (April 19, 2017) – World Travel Holdings, the world’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company today announced the appointment of two new members to its executive team.
Effective April 10, 2017, travel industry veteran Jennifer Gasser was promoted to senior vice president of Partner Brands and has joined the executive team along with Loren Kennedy, vice president of Human Resources.
Gasser will direct the management and growth of the World Travel Holdings’ Partner Brand program, ensuring the organization’s place as the dominant force in private label partnerships. In this highly visible and influential position, Gasser will oversee the cruise programs for nationally-known airline, hotel, retail and online travel agency brands.
“We are thrilled to have Jennifer lead our private-label partnership portfolio,” shared Co-Chairman and CEO of World Travel Holdings Jeff Tolkin. “She has proven herself as an expert at building successful relationships and negotiating mutually beneficial partnerships with our travel affiliates, and we look forward to her bringing this knowledge and expertise to the partner brands segment of our business.”
Prior to her promotion, Gasser was vice president of Supplier Relations and Product where she earned the utmost respect of suppliers and vendors throughout the travel industry. Since Gasser joined World Travel Holdings in 2005, she has been a strong and influential leader as well as a consummate team player, often bringing people from different departments together to achieve shared goals and objectives. In her new role, Gasser will lead both the partner brand marketing and partner brand account management teams.
Kennedy, vice president of Human Resources was also appointed to the executive team. Her vast leadership in this role has been a key factor in World Travel Holdings’ success as a top employer and trailblazer in the remote jobs industry. Kennedy is fearless in pushing the envelope by providing her insights and direction not only from a Human Resources, Talent Development and Corporate Communications perspective, but as a business partner who understands that aligning employee needs with the company’s goals is essential to company-wide engagement and continuous success.
"I am honored to have two strong female leaders, Jennifer and Loren, join me on the executive team,” said Debbie Fiorino, senior vice president of Human Resources for World Travel Holdings. “Developing a diverse team of executives with experience that spans across all facets of our business has always been an important part of managing our company for long-term success.”
Gasser and Kennedy will continue to be based out of the company’s corporate location of Wilmington, Mass.
About World Travel Holdings
World Travel Holdings is the world's largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, hotels, resort vacations, cars and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country's original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Long Island, NY; Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Chorley, United Kingdom and Southampton, England. For more information, visit WorldTravelHoldings.com.