By Barry Kaufman
Travel Leaders Group Taps Peter Vlitas for New Role as Senior Vice President of Airline Relations
Today, Travel Leaders Group has announced that Peter Vlitas has been named as its senior vice president of Airline Relations. A 17-year veteran of Travel Leaders Group’s Protravel International division – where he has served with distinction as its senior vice president of Airline Sales & Marketing – Vlitas will focus his area of expertise on providing benefits to all business divisions within Travel Leaders Group, which together enjoy annual air sales of more than $11 billion. Vlitas will report directly to Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko.
Since first joining Protravel International in 1998, Vlitas has negotiated and managed the many aspects of its airline programs, including industry relationships, airline contract negotiations and corporate travel; he also oversaw the team responsible for revenue management, rates, costs containment and adherence to contractual parameters. Vlitas first joined the travel industry as a travel agent at age 18 in a small company. Today, he sits on several airline advisory boards.