Andrew Dyer is Navigatr Group’s new EVP of Travel Partner Relations
Andrew Dyer

Andrew Dyer is Navigatr Group’s new EVP of Travel Partner Relations

TORONTO — Navigatr Group has appointed Andrew Dyer as its new Executive Vice President of Travel Partner Relations.

Dyer, who comes to the team from Expedia Group, will work with partners across all Navigatr brands to enhance long-term relationships with partners. While leading this brand new division of Navigatr Central Services, Dyer will source supplier inventories across all verticals such as air, hotel, cruise, car rental, insurance and tours & activities.

Navigatr Group includes several travel brands, including Kensington Tours, Travel Edge Network, Travel Edge, Ensemble and TripArc,a  travel technology company.

“With Navigatr’s travel volume exceeding $3 billion in 2022, we believe we can drive greater value and outcomes by centralizing the partner relations operations to ensure a more cohesive and holistic approach to working with our partners to drive greater value for our partners as well as our members,” said Jeff Willner, CEO of Navigatr Group. 

“We also want to ensure that we prioritize the relationships that are at the core of our business whether its members of our consortium, advisors in our host agency network, retail and corporate clients or our travel partner suppliers,” he added.

In moving the procurement role and responsibilities from TripArc to Navigatr with the creation of this new position, TripArc will now focus solely on driving Navigatr’s proprietary travel technology platforms, including achieving improved revenue outcomes for its advisors who book travel on its platforms. This includes its proprietary technology and booking platform, ADX (Agent Digital Experience).

On his new role, Dyer said: “While I have worked in the travel industry for more than 17 years, what excites me about this opportunity is that it’s so relationship and people-centered. It’s not about the individual transactions that are made but about building relationships and working to ensure deeper understanding about the products that in turn create more meaningful travel experiences.” 

Prior to Navigatr, Dyer held several positions with Expedia Group where he worked since 2006. Before becoming head of Expedia Group’s Global Connectivity & Partner Solutions team, he served as Vice President, Global Supply at Egencia, Expedia Group’s corporate travel management division, prior to its sale to American Express Global Business Travel. Before that, he served in a variety of other roles at the company, including the primary legal counsel for its Tour & Transport Group, director of Strategy & Business Development for Lodging Partner Services, and Corporate Counsel in the Legal & Corporate Affairs team.

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