Apple Leisure Group Makes Strategic Addition to Development Team
PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 10, 2015) — Apple Leisure Group® continues to grow its development team with the recent appointment of Dominique Berthelot as Director of Development, Cancun. In her respective role, Berthelot will maintain existing ALG partnerships while fostering new opportunities throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
“Dominique’s extensive hotel industry experience combined with her long-standing relationships with Mexican tourism executives makes her a valuable addition to our in-country team,” said Jose Antonio Rivera, Apple Leisure Group’s Vice President of Development and New Projects. “Cancun remains an in-demand destination for hotel owners and tourists alike, and expanding our Mexican development team to meet their needs is a natural next step in our growth strategy.”
A 25-year veteran of the tourism industry, Berthelot’s expertise ranges from finance and new business development, to sales and marketing and strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Apple Leisure Group, Berthelot spent three years working for the Mexico Tourism Board, directing their Paris office. Additionally, she spent 22 years as Regional Director of Mexico for The Leading Hotels of the World.
“Dominique is dedicated to our mission of delivering industry-leading support to hotel owners and developers in Cancun and beyond,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Apple Leisure Group. “We are confident that she will quickly become a key player in expanding Apple Leisure Group’s brand footprint across Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.”
About Apple Leisure Group
Philadelphia-based Apple Leisure Group is a leading hospitality company holding a unique niche in the U.S. travel industry. Its vertically integrated business model and robust infrastructure leverages the expertise of six innovative subsidiaries to deliver exceptional value to savvy travelers and strong performance to owners. ALG’s award-winning subsidiaries include: Apple Vacations®, the world’s largest tour operator to Mexico and the Dominican Republic; Travel Impressions®, a prominent U.S. wholesaler possessing an extensive global portfolio; CheapCaribbean.com®, a popular online travel agency specializing in luxury vacation packages and resort accommodations in Mexico and the Caribbean; AMResorts, provider of marketing and brand management services to six luxury resort brands; Amstar DMC®, a destination management company offering premium airport transfers, tours and excursions; and Unlimited Vacation Club®, an elite benefits program for discerning travelers who expect the best in a vacation experience. For more information on Apple Leisure Group, visit www.appleleisuregroup.com.