Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts have announced a number of new hires and promotions within its in-house global sales and marketing teams.
Gerardo Garcia has been promoted to senior vice president of global sales and marketing, overseeing global leisure markets including e-commerce (web sales and online tour operators), traditional tour operator sales, and agency direct for all global markets, including Canada. Garcia, who has been with the Palace Resorts family for eight years, was previously the vice president of sales and marketing for the U.S. and vice president of e-commerce. Prior to his time at Palace Resorts, Garcia worked with TravelCLICK Inc, where he focused on developing the Caribbean and Latin America markets.
Frank Corzo has been promoted to vice president of U.S. and Canada field sales. In his new role, Corzo will add Canada to his responsibilities and oversee a team of business development managers. He has been with the Palace resorts brand for eight years, previously holding the positions of vice president of sales for GOGO Worldwide Vacations/Flight Centre USA, where he developed and implemented strategic plans to move market share and drive business. Prior to that, Corzo held various positions at Sandals Resorts.
Natalie Rogers, who has been with Palace Resorts for five years, has been promoted to regional director of sales for the West Coast. Previously a business development manager, she now leads the West Coast regional team of BDMs to increase production and enhance the travel agent’s overall booking experience.
Yoanka Rodriguez has been named account manager for the Canadian tour operator market. Rodriguez previously worked for the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts family.
“Palace Resorts is strong, not only because of the people who encompass this great company and not only because of the excellent quality and service in our operations, but also because of our strong sales and marketing commercial strategy,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive vice president of Palace Resorts and Le Blanc Spa Resorts.
“For many years we have worked to be a commercially solid company that creates its own paths, which are always innovative, bold, and full of challenges. This goal would not be attainable without our great sales team.”