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Debbie Donovan named new Sales Manager for National Accounts named for Travel Bound Groups

Travel Bound Groups has put Debbie Donovan in charge of building and maintaining relationships with national accounts and consortia throughout Canada and the U.S. that book group travel. As National Account Sales Manager for North America, Donovan will help ensure Travel Bound’s reputation as a preferred supplier of group tours and the continued growth of its preferred partners, said the company. Representing Kuoni Group Travel Experts in North America, Travel Bound Groups create and deliver tailor-made tours for thousands of leisure travellers every year. Responsible for supporting key relationships with national accounts and consortia to grow Travel Bound’s group travel brand, one of Donovan’s first opportunities is to lead several top producing agents on a tour of Italy. She will showcase some of the hotels, destination services, attractions and unique experiences that feature on Italian itineraries. While there she will also introduce agents to her colleagues in Rome who are responsible for sourcing the perfect products for North American travellers and the operations team that ensures tours run smoothly. Tommy Ryder leads Travel Bound’s Groups business as Head of Sales for Kuoni Group Travel Experts Americas. Donovan has gained a wealth of travel and destination experience after seven years with Travel Bound, as well as sales and customer service roles for Joystar Cruises and icruise.com.