LOS ANGELES — Jane Clementino is making the jump to TRAVELSAVERS Canada, where she will take on the role as Senior Vice President and General Manager Canada.
The well-known Canadian travel industry veteran, who most recently served as Managing Director for Discover the World, will join the TRAVELSAVERS team on Sept. 6. She will oversee business development, sales and the day-to-day operations of the TRAVELSAVERS’ Canadian team in addition to managing the strategic partnership duties from Cathie Lewis Hardy, who is retiring after 20 years within the company.
The Canadian TRAVELSAVERS team, which consists of Business Analysts, Regional Business Development Directors and Director of Strategic Partnerships, will report directly to Clementino. Clementino will be based at TRAVELSAVERS’ Ontario office in Toronto.
“TRAVELSAVERS and American Marketing Group Inc. have been committed to the Canadian market for over 20 years. We strongly believe Canadian agencies have more growth opportunities and are looking for additional custom and innovative business solutions to support sales. This is why we are further investing in the Canadian team,” said Kathryn Mazza-Burney, Chief Sales Officer at TRAVELSAVERS.
Nicole Mazza, Chief Marketing Officer, added that the team is “thrilled to have Jane onboard to spearhead the Canadian operations, including agency sales, preferred partner relationships and marketing.” She also extended a heartfelt thank you to Lewis Hardy.
“I’d also like to acknowledge the many contributions from Cathei Lewis Hardy as she was instrumental in the launch of TRAVELSAVERS in Canada. We are all grateful for her loyalty and dedication over the years and wish her well in her retirement,” she said.
Clementino, who has known the Mazza family and the TRAVELSAVERS team for years, said: “I’m confident that my extensive experience, strategic relationships, leadership values and work ethics will help continue to build TRAVELSAVERS’ footprint in Canada. I’m also looking forward to reconnecting with so many fantastic agency affiliates and preferred suppliers.”
With over 30 years of experience in the travel industry, Clementino is credited with increasing sales and growing Discover the World’s partner base by 60% in the last year. Prior to that, she held senior roles at WestJet and WestJet Vacations, growing sales by over 35% and managing a sales portfolio of $1.6 billion. She also held a number of executive positions in travel including VP of Sales and Account Management at Navigant/CWT Canada where she managed 800 corporate clients and implemented a global travel management operating framework.