Providence, RI - Gap Adventures announced today the appointment of Carole Raulston Myer to the position of Regional Sales Manager, Southwest. Raulston Myer is the most recent sales professional to join the company, which is expanding rapidly in the United States.
Based in Texas, Raulston Myer is responsible for the region that includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, and Texas. She is responsible for developing agent and strategic partner sales in her area and throughout the United States.
“Carole has the passion and a great, diverse background – from sales and marketing to business development to PR and teaching – that will allow her to thrive in adventure travel sales,” says Cyndi Zesk, Gap Adventures’ US General Manager. Zesk says that Raulston Myer was drawn not only to the sales opportunity but also to Gap Adventures’ unique organizational culture.
“Cyndi invited me to the annual company meeting, and I didn’t need any more convincing,” Raulston Myer says. “She was right. Gap Adventures empowers its people, allows them to take chances, to make smart decisions, and everyone has a deep commitment to service and to community, so this is an ideal environment for me,” she adds.
Raulston Myer’s lifelong love for travel began when she was in middle school. “I was fortunate enough and brave enough at such a young age to visit Europe for a month with my Spanish class,” she says.
Gap Adventures continues to grow in the U.S. market while it maintains its leadership position throughout the adventure travel industry. The company works directly with agents to ensure they fully understand the company’s existing products as well as the company’s new products outlined in its recent brochure.
Founded in 1990, Gap Adventures has more than 800 employees and annual revenue of about $160 million. The company specializes in small group tours, safaris, and expeditions to more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Travelers can match their preferences and budgets to the company’s 11 tour styles, from Active to Family.
The company owns the 124-passenger polar ship Expedition and the 24-room G Hotel in Quito, Ecuador.
In addition to its Toronto headquarters and Providence, RI office, Gap Adventures has offices in London and Melbourne, Australia. The company also has concept stores in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Melbourne.
In September 2007, the company opened a 1,200-square-foot retail space in New York on Sixth Avenue, which is used to showcase Gap Adventures products as well as to host agent education events.