TORONTO — TravelOnly has appointed Shannon Smith as its new Director of Training.
Smith, who previously served as Director of Sales at TravelBrands, brings with her over a decade of retail travel sales experience. In her new role, she will be among the first staff members that new travel advisors will meet when first joining TravelOnly, and will spearhead all training programs and development initiatives throughout the corporation.
“I have had the pleasure of working with TravelOnly for many years and I have always felt like I was part of the family, and now I am,” says Smith. “I am thrilled to be working alongside the leadership team as their Director of Training. I believe my extensive history in the travel industry brings a unique understanding of both the retail and wholesale industry, which will be key to bringing a fresh new perspective.”
According to TravelOnly President and CEO Gregory Luciani, the next 12 months will require significant support for all home-based travel advisors as they manage a surge in travel demand and post-pandemic enquiries. With Smith at the helm of training programs, however, he says the company will be well positioned for success.
“We couldn’t think of a better fit for our team. We needed the best of the best to support our travel advisors and when there was an opportunity to bring Shannon into the TravelOnly family we didn’t hesitate. We can’t wait to get started and look forward to a very bright and successful future,” he says.
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