MONTREAL, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Nelson Gentiletti, Chief Operating
Officer of Transat A.T. Inc., Canada's largest tour operator, is
pleased to announce the appointment of Yves Lalumière as President of
Transat Distribution Canada (TDC). With its approximately 2,300 travel
consultants, 75 wholly-owned agencies and 375 franchisees, this Transat
business unit is Canada's largest network of travel agencies.
"We are very happy to be able to rely on Yves Lalumière's background and
skills in a position that requires an excellent knowledge of the
tourism industry, and particularly the retail distribution segment, a
key component in Transat's development," Mr. Gentiletti said. "Since
joining the organization, he has made a major contribution to the
growth of our Canadian travel agency network."
With a bachelor's degree in business administration from Université du
Québec à Montréal, Mr. Lalumière previously served for more than 20
years in management positions with American Express. He joined TDC in
2006 as Vice-President, Operations and Business Development, and was
appointed Vice-President, Network, in 2008. In November 2009, he was
named Vice-President and General Manager of TDC.
About Transat Distribution Canada
Transat Distribution Canada is Canada's leading retail distributor of
holiday travel, with approximately 450 outlets. The distribution
network, which is affiliated with Transat A.T. Inc., includes the Club
Voyages, Voyages en Liberté, TravelPlus and Marlin Travel banners.
Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more
than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50
countries. A holiday travel specialist, Transat operates mainly in
Canada and Europe, as well as in the Caribbean, Mexico and the
Mediterranean Basin. Montreal-based Transat is also active in air
transportation, destination services, accommodation and distribution.
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