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TORONTO — To help head up its new luxury-focused division called Debut Journeys, Travel Professionals International (TPI) has appointed travel industry veteran Barbara Finn to the position of Managing Director.
Most recently serving three years as Director, Canada for Travel Edge, Finn’s new role at Debut Journeys will include attracting high-value luxury travel advisors, creating programs to support the needs of advisors in the luxury travel space while at the same time elevating the brand.
“The opportunity at Debut Journeys was one that I could not pass up,” said Finn. “Having worked in the luxury travel market for the past several years has made me realize that there are key differences between being a travel advisor and a luxury travel advisor. I feel that I can greatly contribute to the mutual success of the advisor and the company given my background, track record and expertise.”
As an exclusive network of Independent Luxury Travel Advisors and in partnership with TPI, Debut Journeys is a Virtuoso member that brings together travel designers with preferred travel suppliers to deliver exceptional experiences to luxury travellers.
Its luxury advisors are able to take advantage of the existing relationships and programs available through TPI to increase their sales and revenue. Plus, those who meet a minimum requirement can enjoy a 100% commission split.
On Finn joining Debut Journeys, Zeina Gedeon, CEO of TPI said: “I see so much potential in what she will bring to the company and trust that her expertise will be a huge benefit to assisting our luxury advisors.”