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Virtuoso’s Kolner to take over relations with agency members

Virtuoso has announced that company veteran David Kolner will be taking over the organization’s relationships with its travel agency members. As the Senior Vice President, Global Member Partnerships, Kolner will lead the team responsible for servicing, growing and developing the network’s relationships with more than 355 travel agency partners and their 9,000 travel advisors in 28 countries including Canada. In his role as Senior Vice President, Consumer, Kolner has been driving some of the company’s key initiatives, including the development of its revamped website,, as well as the management and utilization of its data warehouse, Composer Reports. Additionally, he has been responsible for the creation and management of many additional services, including Virtuoso’s lead-generation and lead-servicing programs, co-branded and hosted website offerings for its advisors and members, and the company’s exclusive 100%-verified Reviews & Recommendations service. Kolner also oversaw Virtuoso’s alliances portfolio, which includes partners from more than 50 governmental tourism authorities in countries around the world, as well as relationships with recognized consumer brands such as Merrill Lynch and National Geographic.

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