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TORONTO — A former executive at ToursByLocals has joined the Contiki team as its new Sales Manager for British Columbia and the Yukon.
Kelsey Gostelow served as a Travel Agent Account Manager at ToursByLocals where she managed day-to-day relationships with agents and agencies and gained extensive knowledge of the travel trade business. She also worked at Expedia CruiseShip Centers.
“Contiki Canada is very excited to welcome Kelsey Gostelow to the team,” said Sheralyn Berry, Vice President of Sales for Contiki Holidays Canada. “Kelsey has been a great brand advocate for Contiki and will be extremely influential in helping our travel agent partners capture the millennial market within their respective regions. She comes to her new role with a wealth of experience in the travel agent industry and is eager to grow sales for our valued partners.”
Before joining Contiki, she travelled on one of Contiki’s most popular trips – Asia Adventure – during which she “immediately fell in love with the brand and pursued a career with Contiki”, said the company. She began to learn more about the company by being its brand ambassador over the last here years, actively promoting Contiki on her social network, and working for the brand at many events including the Outdoor Adventure Show, UBC Alumni events and more.
“Over the past few years, I have travelled with Contiki, represented them at events and became an affiliate, so I’m definitely passionate about the brand,” said Gostelow. “There are so many things I love about Contiki, including the diversity of travel styles and its brand credibility. I am beyond d excited to encourage millennials to experience Contiki for themselves in my new role.”
Gostelow can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.