A travel industry executive for more than two decades, John Lovell, CTC, is President of Travel Leaders Group, a division that includes Internova Travel Group’s consortia operation, its large host agency and its wholly-owned cruise, leisure and specialty agencies.
Mr. Lovell also oversees the company’s partnerships with travel suppliers, which includes cruise lines, tour operators, car rental companies and travel insurance entities.
He is also responsible for the strategic operations, sales, marketing and overall growth of Travel Leaders Network, which recently expanded into 80 countries. One of the largest travel agency organizations in North America, Travel Leaders Network’s thousands of travel agency locations focus on the sale of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours, along with various other types of travel. Travel Leaders Network was formed in 2016 when Travel Leaders Franchise Group, comprising Travel Leaders Associates and Results! Travel, combined with Vacation.com. The Travel Leaders Group division also comprises several Travel Leaders wholly-owned leisure businesses, including All Aboard Travel, CruCon Cruise Outlet, Cruise Specialists and Travel Leaders Vacation Center, Barrhead Travel of Scotland and luxury sports tour operator Roadtrips.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Lovell served as President, Leisure Travel, Supplier Relations & Networks for Travel Leaders Group and as the President of Vacation.com, which, at the time, was the largest travel agency consortium in the U.S. His earlier roles at Vacation.com included Vice President of Sales, Industry Relations and Revenue Management, and Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Lovell has also held management positions at ANC Rental Corporation, Renaissance Travel Solutions and Hertz Corporation.
Mr. Lovell currently serves on several travel industry advisory boards, including Azamara Club Cruises, Travel Insured International and Holland America. He formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors for both Tourism Cares and the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA).
In 2015, Mr. Lovell founded the Family Bonds Foundation, the non-profit 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.