Two additions for Playa Hotels & Resorts’ sales team in Canada

Two additions for Playa Hotels & Resorts’ sales team in Canada

BOCA RATON — Playa Hotels & Resorts has announced two new additions to its Canadian sales team.

Starting today, Jan. 16, Andi Bacho is Playa’s new BDM for Ontario, and Christopher Jeffrey-Racine is the new BDM for Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

Bacho and Jeffrey-Racine have more than 30 years of combined travel industry experience.

Bacho got her start in Santiago, Chile as a travel advisor and transitioned to bilingual customer service rep for Air France at Santiago’s International Airport (SCL).  She continued her work in the travel industry over the past 20 years in Ontario, including her most recent role as travel advisor at LatitudesPlus Smart Travel in Brooklin, ON.

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“I am thrilled to be joining the Playa Family at an exciting time in the company’s growth,” she said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience in service and travel to provide support to travel advisors, create new relationships and to continue to look for new areas of growth, across Ontario.”

Jeffrey-Racine, based in Montreal, started his career in travel with Transat Holidays as a commercial delegate and destination rep in the D.R. When he returned to Canada, he began his journey as a BDM in the Quebec market with Transat Holidays and most recently with Royal Caribbean.

 “I’m thrilled to be joining the Playa family and returning to my first love of business development on the road! Their broad and exquisite range of hotels is truly exciting, and I can’t wait to show them to the agents, whom I also look forward to seeing again!” said Jeffrey-Racine. “In the last 13 years, I have gained representation experience and developed some great partnerships. Back on the road, I want to continue to reach out and meet with agencies and their teams.”

He can be reached at

Playa Resorts has come into 2023 with all cylinders firing. The company continues to expand its portfolio with its most recent openings of Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya, Jewel Punta Cana and Jewel Palm Beach. Playa Hotels & Resorts “recognizes the importance of working with our travel agency community and believe the additional support that Christopher and Andi will bring to the Canada market will ensure the Canadian team continues to have a strong and focused presence in the industry.”

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