President of Travel Leaders Group

Travel Leaders Group has appointed J.D. O’Hara as company president. Travel Leaders Group is the largest U.S. travel agency by volume and number of agents. Travel Leaders Group manages leisure, business and franchise travel operations under a variety of diversified divisions and brands, including Travel Leaders Corporate, among many others. Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko, CTC offered these words, “J.D.’s significant travel industry experience, intimate knowledge of our brands, and strategic thinking will serve us well as we move into the next chapter of our company’s development.”

Travel Leaders Corporate is part of Travel Leaders Group and has employees in over 120 cities across the United States. Travel Leaders Corporate has three service offerings – Travel Fulfillment, Travel Consulting and Meetings Management – which can be used independently or combined. At Travel Leaders Corporate, each client is served by a dedicated team of professional travel agents assigned to each account. With a reputation built on reliability and a commitment to excellence, Travel Leaders Corporate offers its clients industry-leading products and services, and continuously seeks higher levels of performance.

“This is truly a talented collection of people and I’m absolutely honored to be back working with such an amazing team on a daily basis.”

O’Hara said that one of his first priorities will be to visit as many locations and engage with as many employees, advisors and agency owners as possible. “This is truly a talented collection of people and I’m absolutely honored to be back working with such an amazing team on a daily basis.”

O’Hara has served in key roles in Travel Leaders Group’s ongoing growth since the company’s inception. In his various operating roles within Travel Leaders Group and as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, O’Hara has had direct oversight of Travel Leaders Group’s vast investment activity, including acquisitions of Tzell Travel Group, Nexion Travel Group, Vacation.com, Protravel International, Andrew Harper Travel, CruCon Cruise Outlet, as well as Travel Leaders Group’s recent merger with ALTOUR.

With sales of $3 billion in 2018, ALTOUR is one of the largest travel management companies in the United States and one of the largest travel management companies globally. Serving the corporate and leisure luxury and mid-markets and entertainment community, ALTOUR has 57 offices and more than 1,400 travel professionals worldwide. In addition to travel management services, ALTOUR companies include ALTOUR Air, ALTOUR Meetings and Incentives and the ALTOUR Global Network. ALTOUR is ranked among the largest travel agencies in the UK by Buying Business Travel and has also been consistently named to the “CMI 25” listing as one of the largest and most influential meetings and incentives companies by MeetingsNet.

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