Central Holidays today announced the appointment of travel industry sales specialist Margie Bell to the position of national sales manager for the leading travel provider. Bell joins Central Holidays with 40+ years of experience in the travel industry, including strategic sales roles as well as hands-on agency management with well-known travel companies including the IsramWorld Portfolio of Brands and the Hong Kong Tourism Board. She is responsible for driving revenue and educating travel agents about the vast range of travel opportunities offered by Central Holidays across the globe. Bell will work with travel agents and deliver training programs to increase overall brand awareness while focusing as a key initiative on “JOURNEYS,” Central Holidays’ tailor created experiential product line.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Bell’s caliber in this key role,” said Jimmy Zitani, vice president of sales for Central Holidays. “Her vast knowledge and impressive network of successful travel agents make her a great asset to Central Holidays. She will develop our brand and expand our sales efforts while providing us with a decisive competitive edge via her professional training and development programs.”
“I am thrilled to take on this new role at Central Holidays,” said Bell. “I look forward to creating Central Holidays brand awareness via my strategic relationships throughout the country and especially in the Midwest while also identifying new opportunities and generating leads to increase our market share.”
Bell’s professional career commenced in the 70’s working with Japan Travel Bureau before she attained further success as the owner of her own travel agency based in New York City.
“Beyond her immense sales savvy, her experience guiding groups all over the world gives her a unique understanding of not only the sales side of the travel business, but also the client side,” continued Zitani. “She recognizes the importance of creating a positive experience for our partners and customers, and is especially enthusiastic about providing the ultimate in tailor created programs based on the unique needs of each individual or group that travels with Central Holidays. We will benefit tremendously from her experience and efforts.”