Wednesday,  March 29, 2023  2:16 am

TravelBrands' BDM for British Columbia is retiring

TravelBrands' BDM for British Columbia is retiring

TravelBrands has announced that Tracy Poole, business development manager for British Columbia, TravelBrands, is retiring, following a 30-year career in the travel industry.

Speaking with PAX, Poole said:

"This industry has brought me so many great memories, I've made so many great friends, I've worked for absolutely amazing companies and seen some pretty fabulous places. It is so bittersweet right now, leaving an industry I love filled with people I love, respect and admire - but heading out to spend time with family and friends. When I was in travel college in 1986 my teacher told me I wouldn't make it in this business, I'm kind of glad he was wrong."

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An impressive career

Tracy joined the TravelBrands team in 2016. Prior to that her career included nine years in sales with Fun Sun Vacations as well as roles within retail offices, various tour operators and The Walt Disney Company (Canada) Ltd.

“Tracy is part of the family. She will always have a place at our table,” says Nathalie Tanious, vice president, TravelBrands. “Her enthusiasm, dedication and unwavering commitment to the travel community are unparalleled. This is not a goodbye; this is see you very soon.”

Bruce Lidberg, director of sales, Western Canada, TravelBrands, added:

“Tracy’s wonderful energy and passion for the industry has been a tremendous asset for TravelBrands during her time with the company. She is a close colleague and dear friend who I will certainly miss dealing with on a daily basis. I wish her only the best in this well-deserved retirement.”

Tracy is a valuable asset to the TravelBrands team and was recently recognized as one of 28 top sales representatives voted by Canadian travel agents. Tracy’s retirement is effective July 20, 2018. Her role will be taken over by a new hire.