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Vision Travel Grows its Team

Vision Travel Grows its Team

October 3, 2017 – Ian Race, senior vice president, sales and account management for Vision Travel Solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of three additional business development executives to its national sales team.

The new appointments comprise Cheryl Hurlbut, MBA, based in Vancouver and joining Vision’s Western Canada sales team. Hurlburt brings over 20 years in hospitality sales and marketing, including leading hotel sales teams in Washington DC, Vanuatu in the South Pacific, and Banff. She was most recently with InterContinental Hotels Group, managing a portfolio of intermediary accounts including the meetings and incentive segment as well as travel management companies. Hurlbut can be reached at [email protected]; 778-462-2313.

Based in Ottawa, Sabrina Strang will be covering Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. A bilingual graduate in tourism at Laval’s College Montmorency, Strang’s background includes over 10 years within the hospitality industry, as sales manager for Best Western Hotels, several independent hotels and most recently at the new Hyatt Andaz in Ottawa’s Byward Market area.  She can be reached at [email protected]; 819-661-2133.

And in Toronto, Karim Benaissa joins the team with over 20 years of experience in the industry including roles at Howard Johnson, the Fairmont Royal York, Westin/Starwood, Eastern Caribbean Freight Lines, Novotel and InterContinental. His most recent position was director of business travel for the new flagship Delta Hotel in downtown Toronto, where his team won Sales Team of the Year in the Americas for Marriott Hotel Group which includes Delta properties. His territory will be the eastern GTA, and he can be reached at [email protected]; 905-621-0129.


From left, Cheryl Hurlbut, Sabrina Strang & Karim Benaissa