MEET THE SALES TEAM


While our European travel consultants help you plan vacations and book travel for your clients, our sales team serves as the primary contact for any travel agency or advisor. They deliver training online and in-person, within each of their assigned territories, as well as conduct regular webinars to educate you on our products and services. You'll see them at trade shows and making visits to your offices, in order to build a personal relationship with you.

By working with your designated sales manager, they can help you build confidence to discuss and book European destinations for your clients. Optimize your experience with us by sharing feedback with our team. They are your go-to source for whatever you need!

These contacts are for Travel Advisors only. If you are a traveler, please contact your Travel Advisor for assistance.



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Sales Team Territories Dave Hoshin Dave Hoshin Dave Hoshin Joyce Kelly Joyce Kelly Amanda O'Connell Carmen Gashnikov



Rose Schwartz, CTC, Business Development Manager, North Central

Dave Hoshin, Business Development Manager, West



Dave hails from Kingston Jamaica and started his hospitality career in Montego Bay after completing his studies in hotel administration in the Bahamas. He then joined the Jamaica Tourist Board and was relocated to NY, for several years he represented the country in New England, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Dave worked with Travel Impressions for over 10 years he served as a BDM and later as Regional Manager West. He has been involved in various projects including travel consulting developing business in the west. Some of the things he enjoys are cooking, the outdoors, keeping fit, discovering foods and collecting wines.


(510) 890-6680     Email Dave
 
Favorite European vacation destinations:
Milan, Italy and Frankfurt, Germany



Carmen Gashnikov, Strategic Host Account Manager and Southeast Business Development

Carmen Gashnikov, Strategic Host Account Manager & Southeast Business Development



Based in sunny Central Florida, Carmen has spent more than 10 years in the travel industry, working with Hotelbeds/Bedsonline, Thomson/TUI, and Marriott International. Her passion for travel continues to grow, and she enjoys sharing this love with travel professionals, friends, and family. In her spare time, you will find her planning her next vacation to Europe!


(215) 992-2604     Email Carmen
 
Favorite European vacation destinations:
Prague, Czech Republic and Rome, Italy



Joyce Kelly, Business Development Specialist

Joyce Kelly, Business Development Specialist



Joyce Kelly studied Business Administration and Accounting at Alvernia University in Reading, PA and during that time she was bitten by the travel bug. She wears many hats at Europe Express and is the Business Development Specialist covering the South Central territory. Joyce has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry. Most recently, she worked with Travel Impressions in Business Development and Travel Show Marketing Group in Supplier Relations. She has recently discovered the joy of cooking and loves trying out new recipes. In her down time, she also enjoys spending time with family and friends and getting caught up on her favorite TV shows.


(425) 368-7074     Email Joyce
 
Favorite European vacation destinations:
Killarney, Ireland and Florence, Italy



Amanda O'Connell, Business Development Manager, Northeast

Amanda O'Connell, Business Development Manager, Northeast



Based in Philadelphia, Amanda has been in the travel industry for nearly 10 years, starting off as a travel advisor and then working with FIT and Guided tour suppliers in support of travel advisors in the northeast. She is passionate about travel with her goal being to visit every continent, and to-date, has three more to go! Amanda is also a Miami Dolphins and Syracuse Basketball fan, enjoys trying new recipes in the kitchen and experiencing new local restaurants!


(315) 361-0535     Email Amanda
 
Favorite European vacation destinations:
Belfast, Northern Ireland and Budapest, Hungary



Mark Yacker, Business Development, Canada

Mark Yacker, Business Development, Canada



Mark's passion for International travel began during his post-college adventures across Europe. While there, he developed a love for connecting with locals and travelers while interacting with a variety of new cultures. He has more than 20 years of sales and partnership experience, working for a variety of experiential DMCs and tour operators including AmeriCan Adventures, Contiki, Adventure Tours Australia, Travel Indochina, Insider Journeys, Trafalgar, and Brendan Vacations. He also spent four years living and working in the UK. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, and going to the park with his wife and daughter.


Email Mark
 
Favorite European vacation destinations:
Seville, Spain and Amsterdam, Netherlands


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