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BookIt.com® Announces Industry
Veteran Laura Veglia
Will Oversee Caribbean Market
Panama City, Fla. (October 15, 2007) – BookIt.com (www.BookIt.com), the fastest growing online travel company, today announced that Laura Veglia, Vice President of Sales for BookIt.com, will assume responsibility of the Caribbean region, in addition to the current market destinations currently under her leadership. In her expanded post, Ms. Veglia will add two market managers to her team, expanding her management responsibilities to a team of 16.
“I’m so excited to delve back into one of my favorite markets, the Caribbean,” said Veglia. “I’ve always worked in the Caribbean and look forward to expanding BookIt.com’s presence and establishing new relationships in a destination where we really feel like we can win by providing travelers with a full range of services.”
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Veglia collaborates with hotels and destinations to develop strategic initiatives to increase visitor traffic and bring incremental business to market destinations. She will oversee hiring, training and assisting with developing market destinations in the United States and internationally.
Veglia offers 15 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry. Prior to joining BookIt.com, Veglia served as regional director for Expedia.com. Previously, she held senior level positions within the cruise and tour industry, including vice president of passenger logistics for Silversea Cruises, director of world wide tour operations for Cunard Line and Seabourne Cruise Line and director of product development for Certified Vacations.
“With her travel and hospitality experience and wealth of knowledge, I am extremely enthusiastic to have her as a part of our team and expanding our presence in the Caribbean, as well as in other key market destinations,” said Bud Finlaw, BookIt CEO.
Under Veglia’s leadership, BookIt.com has been successful in increasing revenues and developing relationships with key partners in Mexico, Hawaii, Florida, California, New Orleans, ski markets and cruise products as well as forming alliances with companies such as car rental businesses.
Jackie Guzman or Jarrod Walpert
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