Travel Again Announces First Slate of Policy Advisors
Nonprofit, volunteer organization aims to rebuild global travel industry >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
Travel Again - a not-for-profit, volunteer organization focused on restoring traveler confidence, driving travel recovery and rebuilding the global travel industry - today announced a first slate of industry leaders as Policy Advisors. The Policy Advisors represent all sectors of the industry and will provide guidance on policy priorities and initiatives throughout the coming year. Travel Again Co-Founder Mike McCormick said, “This highly experienced working group will help us tackle the challenge of bringing our industry together to improve traveler confidence and work closer together to build the road to recovery.”
Travel Again 2020-2021 Policy Advisors: ● Stewart Alvarez, head of industry affairs Americas, Amadeus ● Erica Antony, chief product officer, CWT ● Craig Banikowski, senior manager global travel and expense, REEF Technologies ● Jason Bryant, CEO, Nor1 ● Jim Carter, managing director, sales, American Airlines ● Bruce Charendoff, managing director, BlueWave Merchant Partners ● Ben Coleman, head of global security protective services, Facebook ● Lotten Fowler, general manager, Swedish Business Travel Association ● Dave Harvey, vice president, Southwest Business, Southwest Airlines ● Kevin Iwamoto, chief strategy officer, Bizly ● Kurt Knackstedt, CEO, Troovo ● Mike Koetting, chief product officer, SAP Concur ● Bruce McIndoe, president, McIndoe Risk Advisory LLC ● Oral Muir, vice president global distribution channels, Hilton ● Mark Nasr, vice president, loyalty & eCommerce, Air Canada ● Tony O’Connor, managing director, Butler Caroye ● Eric Okon, COO and president, The BLS Company ● Vic Pynn, president & CEO, Pynn Enterprises ● Tobias Ragge, CEO, HRS ● Dean Sivley, president, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection ● Thad Slaton, SVP, global marketing & communications, BCD Travel ● Jennifer Steinke, head of global travel, PPD ● Yukari Tortorich, vice president of global travel Services, Discovery, Inc. ● Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President and owner, Valerie Wilson Travel
Travel Again will advocate for efforts to unite the global travel industry in order to restore consumer and corporate confidence in traveling and to encourage responsible government policy, both domestically and internationally. The project will focus on efforts that both promote short-term recovery and help ensure longer-term sustainability in a post-vaccine world.