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TORONTO — G Adventures has named Ana Santa Maria to the position of Global Purpose Specialist, Alberta.
She joins the company from Flight Centre where she spent three years as a travel agent.
Based in Calgary, Santa Maria is responsible for growing G Adventures’ presence in Alberta, supporting agent partners in the market, and working with the community to create new business opportunities.
She joins a team of seven other Global Purpose Specialists across Canada.
Sean Russo, National Sales Manager, G Adventures, says: “We are extremely pleased to have someone with Ana’s calibre join our family in Alberta. Her first-hand experience working as a travel professional planning life-changing trips, coupled with her exposure to numerous G Adventures trips, makes her an ideal individual to continue to support our agency partners in Alberta.”
G Adventures’ former Alberta GPS, Gary Armstrong, is now supporting agent partners in eastern and northern Ontario, he adds.
“Gary’s commitment to the community and our style of travel was palpable to our agent partners. We know he’ll bring the same passion and purpose to his agents in Ontario, and continue to grow this area of the business with his signature dedication to agency engagement,” says Russo.
Santa Maria was born in Mexico City and is fluent in Spanish. She has visited 33 countries and says Hanoi, Puebla and Pamplona are her favourite cities. “I am immensely excited for this new chapter with such an incredible and inspiring team, and I am so proud to be working with a Canadian company that thrives on changing people’s lives through travel,” says Santa Maria.
“As a former travel agent myself, I understand the value and benefit of working with the agent community, and their mission to make clients’ travel dreams come true.”
Agents looking to connect with Santa Maria can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (587) 894-3955.