NEW YORK, NY - Journey Mexico announced that Alfonso Sumano is joining their team as the company’s Director of Business Development.
Sumano brings over 20 years of experience in the travel industry to Journey Mexico. He joins Journey Mexico after three years overseeing the Mexico Tourism Board’s New York City office. He was a founding member of the Mexico Tourism Board and was instrumental in setting its strategy and promoting Mexico in the US and globally. Alfonso also represented the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) for North America.
Before his time with Mexico’s Tourism Board, he worked as Commercial Strategy Director at Corporate Travel Services in Mexico, now owned by Travel Leaders Group, and previously, as Executive Vice President of Richard Sandoval Group – with over 40 business units around the globe.
“Having worked side-by-side with Journey Mexico over the years in my role with the Tourism Board to promote Mexico, I am beyond excited to bring my experience and knowledge to the company. I look forward to helping Journey Mexico grow, working with our incredible partners, and sharing my experience with travel in Mexico,” Sumano said.
As Director of Business Development, Sumano will oversee the global business development and sales efforts for the company. Well connected in the travel industry, he will work closely with the world’s top travel professionals to promote luxury travel experiences in Mexico with Journey Mexico.
“I have been fortunate to work with Alfonso over the years and have always been impressed with his excitement for Mexico as a world-class travel destination,” said Zachary Rabinor, Journey Mexico’s Founder, President, and CEO. “I could not think of a better person for this position. This is someone who knows Mexico inside and out. In addition to his knowledge and passion, he brings vast experience in strategic planning, corporate leadership, and industry networking to Journey Mexico. I am very excited to work with Alfonso in our mission of sharing Mexico’s impressive nature, culture, and adventures with sophisticated and discerning travelers with the highest levels of service.”
Sumano will oversee Journey Mexico’s growing, global Business Development team from New York City.