ALTOUR Appoints Cindy D’Aoust to Lead Global MICE Businesses Under YES Banner

June 5, 2024

I’m proud to welcome Cindy to our company and excited for what Sue will accomplish in her new role.

Sue Gill, founder of YES (Your Event Solutions), will take on a broader role as
Senior Advisor to ALTOUR’s parent company


NEW YORK (June 5, 2024) – ALTOUR, the corporate division of Internova Travel Group, one of the
world’s largest travel services companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of travel and
hospitality industry veteran Cindy D’Aoust as Senior Vice President, Global MICE. She will lead
ALTOUR’s growing meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) businesses, which
have been merged under the YES (Your Event Solutions) brand.


At the same time, Sue Gill, the founder of YES, will transition to a broader position as a Senior
Advisor to Internova’s leadership team. She will play a pivotal role in providing strategic direction for
key initiatives and operational efficiencies across the company. Gill will also play a keen role
advising D’Aoust in her position as the new leader of YES.


ALTOUR’s MICE businesses include YES, the event planning agency started by Gill in 2001 in the
United Kingdom and acquired by Internova in 2019; the MICE divisions of ALTOUR and Travel
Leaders Corporate in the United States; and On Tempo, the event planning division of Corporate
Travel Services (CTS), based in Mexico City.


D’Aoust joins ALTOUR with a diverse background in travel and hospitality, spanning key leadership
roles in the MICE, hotel and cruise industries. Over a career of more than 20 years, she has served
as President of American Queen Voyages; President of Hospitality for Cape Resorts; President and
CEO of Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise industry trade group; Chief
Operating Officer of Meeting Professionals International and Senior Vice President at Maritz Travel
Company, leading their strategic meeting management operations.


D’Aoust’s experience set will complement Gill’s entrepreneurial style and legacy, with the goal of
further scaling ALTOUR’s MICE businesses and continuing to develop the amazing global talent that
Gill has assembled.


Gill has enjoyed a 30-year career in the travel industry, including extensive experience with tour
operations, travel agency management, overseas representation, travel marketing and MICE
businesses. Under her guidance, YES has become one of the most respected business event
solution providers in the world, offering a flexible, bespoke approach to both customers and partners.


“I’m proud to welcome Cindy to our company and excited for what Sue will accomplish in her new
role,” said Gabe Rizzi, President, ALTOUR. “By adding Cindy to our team and broadening Sue’s
focus to include all of Internova, we are confident that our YES business will continue to grow.”


The combined businesses of YES have delivered amazing experiences to 226,200 attendees at
more than 7,675 events across 66 countries in the last 12 months, proving they can bring audiences
together no matter where they are in the world, in person and virtually.


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ALTOUR is one of the largest travel management companies in the United States and around the
world serving the corporate and leisure luxury and mid-markets and entertainment community.
ALTOUR is part of Internova Travel Group, which is the highest-ranking American corporate travel
management company, according to Business Travel News.

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