17 APR2018: Air Canada Vacations has appointed Dana Gain to the role of senior director Sales, Groups and Partnerships effective April 23. Gain will be responsible for the development of the national sales strategy, as well as supporting and growing all the B2B lines of business and increasing distribution channels. She will also continue to forge strategic partnerships and will manage all partnership agreements.

Gain joins Air Canada Vacations from Norwegian Cruise Line where she oversaw all aspects of their sales and marketing strategy, as well as aggressively grew the number of guests sourced from the Canadian trade market.

She brings 28 years of experience in new global business development, national sales force leadership, and global market expansion.

“Dana has a keen understanding of the industry and a proven track record of strategic leadership to deliver on ambitious goals,” said Nino Montagnese, managing director at Air Canada Vacations.

“We’re very happy to welcome Dana to the Air Canada Vacations senior team.”

Gain will report to directly to Montagnese and will be based out of Air Canada Vacations’ Mississauga office.

Reporting to Gain will be:

Marigold Fortuna – general manager, Sales Western Canada

Monique Lalonde – general manager, Sales and National Accounts

Guy Marchand – general manager, Sales Quebec; Christine Faulkner – Manager, Inside Sales and Planning

Sophie Kazaz – director, Group Travel and Partnerships.

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