Thomas Cook Canada names Al Budhwani to role of Exective Vice President of its Retail Division

TORONTO — Effective immediately, Joe DeMarinis has announced the appointment Al Budhwani to the role of Executive Vice President of Thomas Cook Canada’s Retail Division.

Most recently at itravel2000 as Executive Vice President of Sales and Product, and having worked at the Last Minute Club/Wholesale Travel Group and Bel Air Travel in the past, in his new role, Budhwani will oversee all of Thomas Cook Canada’s retail brands, including Red Tag Vacations, Bel Air Travel and Sears Travel.

“We are delighted that Al is joining our team,” said Joe DeMarinis. “With his vast experience in the travel industry, and primarily in the retail sector, he will bring a great deal of expertise to our organization and will play a pivotal role in strengthening our brands as we further cement our status as one of Canada’s leading travel retailers.”

He is based out of Thomas Cook Canada’s Toronto office and can be reached at

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