Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold has announced Jon Grutzner as their new USA president. Phil Cappelli, president for the past five years, has decided to step down in order to spend more time with his family after a vigorous travel schedule supporting the brands’ highly respected travel agent partners.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jon to the Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold family. He has a stellar track record, superb trade relationships and a phenomenal passion for travel, with an emphasis on providing exceptional service, quality, and experiences which are perfectly aligned with our own core beliefs and values,” said Ulla Hefel Bohler, global CEO of Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold, in a press release statement. “Jon will be fortunate to work alongside Phil Cappelli until the end of May, and we know Jon is very excited to lead the best sales and marketing team that both our brands have ever had. We all look forward to collaborating with Jon to further build our brands’ legacy and outstanding relationships with our treasured travel advisors’ partnerships, as we continue on our path of successful growth.”
Grutzner is a travel industry veteran with over two and a half decades of strategic sales experience in the guided vacations, hotel and cruise sectors. For the past six years he held the role of director of sales at Azamara Club Cruises. Grutzner has also held prior management roles with Collette Vacations, Reader’s Digest and Carlson Leisure Group. Grutzner will report to Ulla Hefel Böhler, and will work closely with Richard Launder, president of TTC USA, as a member of the USA executive team, which includes Ellen Bettridge, Melissa de Silva, Adam Cooper and Sherwin Banda.
Speaking about his new role, Grutzner said in a press release statement, “This is my dream job—one I’ve been working towards my entire career. I could not be more thrilled to be joining The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. I am humbled to follow in Phil’s footsteps and to work with the outstanding team of sales professionals serving our travel agent partners for Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold.”