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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Carmen Gashnikov, Strategic Host Account Manager and Southeast Business Development

Carmen Gashnikov, Strategic Host Account Manager



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



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



Matt Macis, Business Development Manager, South Central

Matt Macis, Business Development Manager, South Central



Matt launched his career in the travel industry as a Cruise Director for the American Queen Steamboat Company. With experience in onboard sales, hotel management, and business development, Matt acquired an impressive skill set and a passion for travel that he looks forward to sharing with travel advisors. Possessing a strong background in entertainment that includes a stint on Broadway and his own production company, Matt spends his downtime with his wife enjoying the local Austin, TX music scene both as a performer and spectator.


(410) 302-3421     Email Matt
 
Favorite European vacation destinations:
Salzburg, Austria and London, England



Chad Long, Business Development Manager, Southeast

Chad Long, Business Development Manager, Southeast



As the offspring of a pilot and a flight attendant, Chad's love for travel was instilled early in his childhood. His first trip to Europe was on a Mediterranean cruise, which later inspired him to study abroad in London. After graduating, Chad jumped directly into the travel industry as a Business Development Manager for Sandals and Beaches Resorts in the Southeast. Outside of work, Chad enjoys going to the beach and taking weekend trips with his friends.


(813) 816-5801     Email Chad
 
Favorite European vacation destinations:
Barcelona, Spain and London, England



Mark Yacker, Business Development, Canada

Mark Yacker, Business Development, Canada

Interim: West, Southwest and North Central


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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