Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
A whole lot of moving and shaking going on at Celtic Tours! Celtic Tours World Vacations is excited to announce the following personnel changes; Celtic icon Jim Burke retires, Diane Rowe hired as new Mid-West Regional Sales Manager and Sandra Thomas promoted to Executive Director of Marketing & Sales.
Celtic Tours is happy to welcome Diane Rowe as new Mid-West Regional Sales Manager. Diane was hired to replace Jim Burke who announced his retirement early last month. “We are sad to see Jim Burke leave. He has been with us for over 12 years,” said Linda Pleat, VP of Operations at Celtic Tours.
Diane Rowe has been in the travel industry for more than 31 years as a full-time travel agent. Leading her own tour groups to Ireland through Celtic Tours for the past 12 years, gives her first-hand knowledge of the level of service Travel Agents receive when booking with Celtic. “Diane will add a personable, yet knowledgeable and experienced touch. We are excited to welcome her into the Celtic Tours family,” continued Pleat.
As Mid-West Regional Sales Manager at Celtic Tours, Diane Rowe will be reaching out to all travel agents in the Mid-West. However, if immediate assistance is required, travel agents are asked to get in touch with her via email at Dianerowe (at) celtictours (dot) com.
Additionally, Celtic Tours World Vacations has promoted Sandra Thomas to the position of Executive Director of Marketing & Sales. In her position as eMarketing Manager, Thomas was a key part of Celtic’s success. “We were thrilled to promote her to this important position,” said Linda Pleat, VP of Operations at Celtic Tours.
Sandra Thomas joined the company in 2010 and was recognized by Travalliance as a young Rising Star in July 2012. “We expect that 2013 will be a big year for the travel industry and we are confident that Thomas will be an important asset to help our organization reach its goals,” said Ms. Pleat. In this new and expanded role as Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Thomas will lead Celtic’s Marketing Department as well as provide executive planning and development to all aspects of the company.
These personnel changes are reflective of Celtic Tours commitment to build and maintain a strong, dynamic and personable team to better serve the Travel Agent community.