TORONTO — Amtrak Vacations and Railbookers are coming into the Canadian market with a familiar name heading up operations here.
Cris David, best known from his years with The Travel Corporation with brands including Contiki, Lion World, and Insight Vacations, has joined Yankee Leisure Group as Vice President of Sales, Canada, overseeing the introduction of Railbookers and Amtrak Vacations to the Canadian market.
The Amtrak Vacations and Railbookers brands “make it incredibly easy and lucrative for travel agents to book rail-based FIT journeys for their clients,” says David.
He adds that a series of introductory webinars will start on Dec. 10 to kick off YLG’s Canadian launch.
David also notes that the launch into the Canadian market will support the local travel trade community, allowing agents and consumers to book in Canadian dollars. Brochures are also in CAD.
“Both brands provide ease of access to iconic U.S. cities, treasured national parks and landscapes, and a one-stop-shop for rail, accommodations, activities, transfers, ferries, and inner-city transportation for worldwide rail vacations,” says David.
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