John Lovell to Head Leisure Supplier Relations for Travel Leaders Group

February 12, 2019

John brings a wealth of industry insight and experience to this expanded role

Will Oversee Cruise, Tour, Car and Insurance Programs Across the Organization


New York, NY (Feb. 12, 2019) – John Lovell, CTC, has been appointed President, Leisure Travel, Supplier Relations & Networks for Travel Leaders Group, one of North America’s largest travel retail companies. Lovell will be responsible for overseeing partnerships with travel suppliers, including cruise lines, tour operators, car rental firms and travel insurance companies, across the Travel Leaders Group enterprise.


Lovell will also continue in his role overseeing the leisure and network business units of Travel Leaders Group, including Travel Leaders Network and Travel Leaders Leisure Group, the latter of which consists of several Travel Leaders’ wholly-owned leisure businesses, including All Aboard Travel, CruCon Cruise Outlet and Cruise Specialists.


In his supplier relations role, Lovell will partner closely with Peter Vlitas, Senior Vice President of Airline Relations, and Michael Heflin, Senior Vice President of the Hotel Division, for Travel Leaders Group. Pam Young, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations for Travel Leaders Group, and her team will report to Lovell.


“John brings a wealth of industry insight and experience to this expanded role,” said Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko. “As our company grows and diversifies, John’s knowledge, expertise and deep supplier relationships will be a tremendous asset to the organization.”


Lovell previously served as President, Travel Leaders Network and Leisure Group. Prior to that, he was President of, which was the largest travel agency consortium in the U.S. and was acquired by Travel Leaders Group in 2011. Lovell has also held management positions at ANC Rental Corporation, Renaissance Travel Solutions and Hertz Corporation.


In 2015, Lovell founded the Family Bonds Foundation, a charitable giving arm of Travel Leaders Group, that supports the charitable needs of those who work within the travel industry as well as the broader community.


Travel Leaders Group, one of North America’s largest travel companies, is a leader in both consumer retail travel and global corporate travel, and consistently ranks as one of the top travel companies nationwide.



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