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Central Holidays announces appointment of Michael Lundquist as Chief Sales Officer for the “Group Travel Experiences by CH” brand

Michael Lundquist
Michael Lundquist

Michael Lundquist will focus on collaborating with travel advisors and group planners to increase bookings in all group travel markets including travel trade, banks, alumni associations, chambers of commerce, life-long learning groups, senior centers, parks and recreation, religious, MICE, non-profits, and family reunions.

MOONACHIE, NJ – Central Holidays announce the appointment of group travel sales expert Michael Lundquist to the newly created role of Chief Sales Officer for Group Travel Experiences (GTE), part of the award-winning Central Holidays family of travel brands. In his new role Mr. Lundquist is responsible for leading sales operations, strategies, and goals for GTE to drive the brand’s growth and continue on its year-over-year, record-breaking sales trajectory.

Mr. Lundquist is a highly-experienced, time-honored travel professional with nearly 20 years of success in the group travel sector, including a proven track record serving in sales management roles for such acclaimed travel companies as The Globus Family of Travel Brands and Mayflower Tours.

“It’s great to have Michael working as part of our team. His vast experience, strong relationships, and forward-thinking approach will be pivotal in driving GTE’s next-level growth and in further advancing our place as a leader in the group travel sector,” said Adam Greis, General Manager of the Central Holidays family of travel brands.

“This new role brings together my passion for travel and my drive for innovation as I join the Central Holidays family of brands, trail-blazers in group travel with a strong 50-plus year history and a commitment to elevating group travel to new heights. I am beyond thrilled about the opportunities ahead and look forward to collaborating with travel advisors and group planners in the delivery of highest quality group experiences that are a signature of the Central Holidays brands.”

In addition to the appointment of Mr. Lundquist, GTE by Central Holidays additionally announced a new Scheduled Departures product line, soon to be launched under the GTE brand. The addition of these new Scheduled Departures complements the company’s extensive array of Customized Travel Programs, while opening up the prospect of group travel to even more groups that may prefer to select from an expertly pre-planned itinerary.

Central Holidays Group Travel Experiences is renowned for providing service, flexibility, and reliability that promote excellence at prices to suit any budget. The brand’s group specialists are eager to assist in creating travel programs that are rich with experiences and rewarding for groups – full of memories to cherish for travelers. Central Holidays’ Group Travel Experiences offers:

  • Custom programs tailored based on the group’s specific requests
  • Quick turn-around on group pricing proposals
  • Easy and timesaving booking process
  • Full-service marketing support
  • Quality, Value, and Service – what group travel is supposed to be!
  • Existing departures available with no minimum passengers required
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