We’re turning a corner in this pandemic and starting to see the travel industry rebound. All signs point to 2022 being a big year for travel and we want to be in the best position possible to take advantage of this resurgence in the market. To this end, we’ve added Ian Smyth as Account Manager for Canada.
Ian has over 20 years experience in the industry. He started his career with Fun Sun Vacations, which helped him fall in love with sunny destinations such as Costa Rica and Hawaii. He moved onto WestJet and WestJet Vacations and has spent the past five years working for Norwegian Cruise Lines as their Business Development Director.
Ian has a long track record of supporting travel agents and has a wide variety of experience in the industry. He’s worked in strategic accounts, corporate sales, and agency sales, as well as business development. As Account Manager in Canada, Ian will support travel professionals across the country and grow their brand, while strengthening Goway’s relationships in the industry.
“As Goway continues to grow our external sales, I’m thrilled to welcome Ian to our team,” says Renee Stanton-Defaria, General Manager of Sales at Goway. “With his industry knowledge combined with his strong relationships in the industry, Ian is the perfect fit to join our team and help shore up our presence in the Canadian market.”
“I have long admired Goway as a leader in the travel industry for their exceptional reputation amongst the travel agent community and excellence in guest experience,” adds Ian Smyth about joining the Goway family. “So I’m extremely grateful to be a part of the Goway team and look forward to working with my many friends and associates in the industry as we prepare for the rebound in travel in the year ahead.”
Ian will help travel professionals grow their businesses and take advantage of the rebound in travel coming in 2022. If you have any questions about the addition of Ian Smyth as Account Manager, contact Renee Stanton-Defaria at [email protected].