Erminia Nigro has left her role at TravelBrands as director of sales and has joined Air Canada Vacations today as the new general manager, sales for Ontario and national accounts.
In this role, Erminia will be responsible for leading a six-person sales team, including five area sales managers and one manager of national accounts. Her new role includes sales oversight and management of the Ontario and Manitoba regions, including strategic growth and development of this very important market.
"I'm excited to start this new venture at Air Canada Vacations and look forward to growing to leaps and bounds," Nigro told PAX. "Most importantly, I look forward to supporting whole-heartedly the agency community which has always been a big reason of why I loved sales."
Erminia will also have overall responsibility for national accounts across the country including budgeting, marketing, and contract development and execution.
Reporting to Erminia will be a team of five Ontario area sales managers including Krista Cardona, Juan Contreras, Aaron Crawford, Dianne Pedroso, and a fifth salesperson planned for the Ontario and Manitoba markets, as well as a manager of national accounts.
Erminia will report to Dana Gain, senior director of sales, groups and partnerships and will be based in the Mississauga office.
“Erminia’s knowledge of the industry, her sales and management experience, and her extensive network put her in the perfect position to lead our Ontario sales and national accounts teams,” said Nino Montagnese, managing director at Air Canada Vacations. “We are looking forward to Erminia’s many contributions and are delighted to welcome her to the Air Canada Vacations family.”
Erminia joins Air Canada Vacations from TravelBrands where she most recently held the position of Director of Sales, having spent the past 16 years with the company. Prior to that, she spent four years at Sunquest as business development manager, with her first two years in the industry at Regent Holidays.
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