ON THE MOVE: Travel industry career news

As travel and travel industry speeds towards recovery, many travel industry personnel are on the move – upwards, onwards, and even elsewhere. Here’s a brief look as some of recent new and notable dispatches of interest to the Canadian trade.

Discover the World

Kim Barbisan and Kevin Pohlmann

Discover the World has appointed two new national sales manager. Kim Barbisan boasts four decades of travel industry experience, including having worked at Travelsavers, Ensemble, WestJet, and Cruise Strategies. She will head up sales and marketing for Tradewinds Voyages and Hebridean Island Cruises.

Meanwhile, Kevin Pohlmann will take the lead for Singapore Airlines in Western Canada. In his career, he has worked for Cathay Pacific and mostly recently as a BDM for WestJet.

Flight Centre Travel Group

Bree Milkovic

Bree Milkovic has been promoted to the role of SVP, Head of Digital for Flight Centre Travel Group’s portfolio of corporate brands. She will be responsible for developing and implementing digital strategy with a particular focus on creating omni-channel digital acquisition and retention programs to deliver revenue and growth for the company’s FCM and Corporate Traveller businesses. Milkovic joined Flight Centre as Digital Marketing Manager Australia in 2019 and will be relocating to Toronto effective June 1 where the company is establishing a best-in-class global hub to connect and support its regional digital teams across the world.

VIA Rail

Cynthia Garneau and Martin Landry

VIA Rail Canada’s President and CEO Cynthia Garneau announced her resignation after three years at the helm of the company. During her tenure, she oversaw an ambitious modernization program and the challenges of the pandemic. Françoise Bertrand, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, announced that Martin R. Landry, Chief Commercial Affairs Officer, who has been in the position for the past eight years, will ensure business continuity at the rail service.


Karine Roy-Camille

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Karine Roy-Camille has been appointed Deputy Director of the Americas office of the Martinique Tourism Authority (MTA). Having recently taken her position in Montreal, she will now ensure the continuity of the MTA’s implementation of the island’s tourism strategy for the entire Americas market, including creating new air service from Toronto, along with Muriel Wiltord, the MTA’s Director of the Americas based in New York.

First published at Travel Industry Today