US: Wisconsin-based tour company Holiday Vacations has named Jerre Fuqua as its new president.
In the new role, Fuqua will report to Andrew Todd, CEO of Holiday Vacations, and president and CEO of Xanterra Travel Collection, the holding company of Holiday Vacations, from 13 July.
Most recently, he held the position of senior vice president of global travel products and services with Rovia, a Texas- based Virtuoso travel agency and tour operations business. He was also responsible for company growth, new product development and financial performance.
Before joining Rovia, Fuqua held senior roles in sales, marketing and operations.
He spent a number of years with leisure travel company TUI Group serving in several key leadership positions, including as president of Travcoa, YMT Vacations and TCS Expeditions. Fuqua also served as chairman of the United States Tour Operators Association from 2013 to 2015.
Accumulating more than 25 years’ experience building and leading brands that are known for delivering exceptional guest experiences, Fuqua has built a reputation for driving growth through consumer and trade initiatives that deliver strong financial results in tour companies in particular.
He was a double major in Marketing and Management from the University of Alaska and earned the Certified Travel Consultant Accreditation [CTC] and Certified Travel Marketing Executive Accreditation [CTME].
Xanterra Travel Collection provides experiences through its operations in national parks, including lodges, restaurants, tours, and activities, as well as through its ownership of resorts, a cruise line, a railway, and tour companies.
It has operations in Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Glacier, Rocky Mountain National Parks and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. In addition, Xanterra Travel Collection owns and operates the Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel in Williams, Arizona, The Grand Hotel in Tusayan, Arizona, The Oasis at Death Valley in Death Valley California., Windstar Cruises, Holiday Vacations, VBT Bicycling Vacations and Country Walkers.