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Vicki Theophilou named BDM for GTA Wholesale in Canada

GTA, one of the world’s largest travel wholesalers, has appointed Vicki Theophilou as Business Development Manager to build relationships with the wholesale travel trade in Canada. She will position GTA as the leading supplier to wholesale clients and tour operators throughout Canada. She joins GTA from TMR Holidays where, as commercial director, she launched the brand to the Ontario marketplace forging relationships with national chains, consortiums, agents and tourist boards. Previous management roles at Total Vacations, Globelite Travel Marketing and Solways Holidays have helped her develop destination knowledge across Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico and the U.S. During more than 24 years at national leisure tour operator Air Canada Vacations, she led the central Canada sales team to generate more than 60% of total company sales. Theophilou said she will “help educate Canada’s travel industry about GTA’s value and the rich variety of accommodation, services, attractions and experiences we offer in destinations worldwide”.