Internova Travel Group Names Two New Vice Presidents to Partner Relations
Haisley Smith Joins as Vice President, Program Development; Pam Meehan is Promoted to Vice President, Hotel Programs
NEW YORK (October 14, 2021) – Internova Travel Group, one of the largest travel companies in the world, today announced the appointment of two new vice presidents to the Partner Relations team that oversees Hotel and In-Country Partnerships. Haisley Smith joins as Vice President, Program Development, and Pam Meehan has been promoted to Vice President, Hotel Programs. Both will report to Albert Herrera, Executive Vice President, Partner Relations at Internova.
There is a lot of excitement about where the company is headed, and I am excited that Haisley and Pam will be part of the Partner Relations team.
-Albert Herrera, Executive Vice President, Partner Relations at Internova Travel Group
Haisley Smith joins Internova from luxury leisure travel agency Brownell where she served as Vice President, Marketing and Business Development. She was responsible for developing and launching successful partnership programs for tour operators, destination management companies and hotels. She also served as the liaison between the agency and its more than 150 preferred travel partners. In her new role, Smith will oversee the growth and development of the Internova Partner Relations program with a focus on hotels and in-country partners.
“We are so pleased to welcome Haisley to the Internova team,” said Albert Herrera. “Her leadership, luxury travel experience and broad range of contacts are incredibly valuable to Internova as we continue to build the most comprehensive, world-class partner relations program in the industry.”
Pam Meehan previously served as Senior Director of Hotel Programs for Internova. For the past 10 years, she has been entrusted with managing the company’s highest-producing hotel partnerships, serving as the executive liaison between the leadership team and the program’s global hotel brand leaders. As Vice President, Hotel Programs, Meehan will be responsible for leading the team focused on developing preferred hotel partnerships and hotel programs content that is valuable to Internova’s agencies and company.
“Pam is a well-respected leader and expert in the hotel world,” said Herrera. “Her contributions over the past decade have been invaluable, and her leadership will continue to have a positive impact as we expand and elevate our partner programs. There is a lot of excitement about where the company is headed, and I am excited that Haisley and Pam will be part of the Partner Relations team.”
By harnessing under one roof all of its broad hotel and partner initiatives – including SELECT Hotels & Resorts and the Worldwide Hotel Program – Internova ensures efforts are coordinated for maximum benefit to travel advisors and their clients. SELECT Hotels & Resorts is a competitive, value-added amenity program made up of more than 1,700 of the world’s most distinguished premium properties. The Worldwide Hotel Program is a comprehensive, price-competitive hotel program that provides travelers with the best available rates at over 40,000 global hotel brands and independent properties. For hotels around the globe, the Worldwide Hotel Program provides a one-stop shop to work with leisure, corporate and luxury agencies within the Internova portfolio.
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About Internova Travel Group
Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 62,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries.