PETER VLITAS

Senior Vice President, Airline Relations

Whether you’re a leisure or business traveler, the role of the travel advisor is more important than ever when booking air travel. They take the complexity out of the transaction, make sure you know what your options are and have your back if things go wrong.

Peter Vlitas serves as the Senior Vice President of Airline Relations for Internova Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel services companies encompassing a global community of more than 65,000 luxury, leisure and corporate travel advisors. Internova has 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. Mr. Viltas is based in New York City.

 

As a member of Travel Leaders Group’s leadership team, Mr. Vlitas provides expertise to all business divisions within the company, managing the relationships with airlines to maximize the marketing and sales of their products to the organization’s more than 65,000 travel advisors.

Mr. Vlitas previously served more than 17 years as Senior Vice President of Airline Sales & Marketing of Protravel International. Throughout this tenure with Protravel, he was responsible for managing the many aspects of its airline programs, including industry relationships, airline contract negotiations and corporate travel. While Protravel agents relied on his depth of knowledge, advice and counsel to ensure that their clients were receiving the same excellent service in the air as they do on the ground, he also oversaw the team responsible for revenue management, rates, costs containment and adherence to contractual parameters.

 

Mr. Vlitas has held various positions within the travel industry over the past 35 years, starting as a travel agent at age 18. Today, Mr. Vlitas sits on several airline advisory boards and is involved with numerous philanthropic activities within the Greek-American community.