THE WORLD'S LEADING LUXURY TRAVEL NETWORK
WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE
Global Travel Collection (GTC) represents the largest and most sophisticated community of luxury travel agencies worldwide, serving leisure, corporate, incentive, and entertainment travel needs.
Our collection of brands includes the well-established networks of Protravel International, Tzell Travel Group, and Colletts Travel, as well as Andrew Harper, In the Know Experiences, All Star Travel Group and R. Crusoe & Son.
As GTC continues to expand our worldwide presence with both well-established names in the industry as well as travel agency newcomers, our talented agents and agencies have one important thing in common: they are highly successful and driven global travel entrepreneurs, all of whom take pride in their stellar reputations and industry leadership.
Global Travel Collection brands hold the privilege of offering discerning travelers the benefits of our preferred industry partnerships. Our industry reputation is widely acknowledged by luxury travel brands across the globe.
Without searching too far, you’ll find that many in our network are recipients of industry awards, often as top producers of household names in travel. Our travel professionals are often featured among lists of industry rising stars, trendsetters, power players, and more. Global travel publications and lifestyle media outlets often come to Global Travel Collection to feature insights and recommendations from our leadership team and community of on-the-pulse affiliates.
As the leader of Global Travel Collection’s independent advisor, luxury leisure, corporate VIP and entertainment business, Angie Licea is focused on enhancing the company’s support of its independent travel advisors through leadership, technology and supplier partnerships and continually enhancing service and value for its discerning clientele. A 30-year travel industry veteran, Angie began her career with US Airways and went on to hold various management roles at American Express/Rosenbluth International where she worked for 18 years. Her last role there was as Vice President of Global Business Partnerships, responsible for $1.5 billion in air sales for 16 global accounts. She joined Travel Leaders in May 2012 and served as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Technology Development for Travel Leaders Corporate before being named to her current role.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
Becky Powell joined Protravel from Travel Leaders Group luxury brand, Andrew Harper Travel, where as Senior Vice President she managed operations and sales for the brand. Becky is a seasoned luxury travel executive, having spent more than 30 years in various capacities of travel operations and sales, including nine years at Virtuoso, including as Senior Vice President, Global Member Partnership; Vice President Member Sales and Service; and Managing Director, National Accounts. While at Virtuoso, she opened Virtuoso Europe for agency membership, initiated “innovation teams” to create new products and solutions for its members, and launched an industry-lauded certification program for Virtuoso travel advisors. She previously worked at Brendan Worldwide Vacations in Chatsworth, CA, AAA National in Heathrow, FL, and Trans World Airlines in St. Louis, MO.
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Cindy Schlansky has worked in all aspects of the retail travel business, first as a leisure agent before transitioning into key areas of specialization, including corporate travel, groups and meetings. She eventually rose to Senior Vice President of Account Management and Operations at Stevens Travel before joining Tzell Travel Group in 2000 as Vice President of Operations. Cindy’s role included overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day operation, including new advisor onboarding, branch integration and managing the ARC processes. She was later promoted to Senior Vice President focused on organizational growth, operations process and agent development including agent trouble-shooting, coaching and counseling. Cindy’s deep understanding of the travel industry and agency operations positioned her well for her current role where she is responsible for the strategic direction and future growth of the Global Travel Collection brands.
SVP & GENERAL MANAGER,
ANDREW HARPER TRAVEL
A veteran luxury executive, Don Jones is highly-regarded in the travel industry. Prior to joining Travel Leaders Luxury Brands served as Executive Vice President for Cadence Travel and Vice President of Sales, The Americas for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Don is now responsible for guiding the leadership structure and strategic plan, as well as increasing market share and revenue, particularly for Protravel International and Tzell Travel Group on the West Coast. He is based in the Los Angeles-area. His distinguished career in the hotel industry included positions with the Beverly Wilshire, The Pierre as well as the Four Seasons Hotels in Atlanta and Newport Beach. “Joining iconic brands like Tzell and Protravel is a privilege and an honor,” said Jones.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, UK
Jason Oshiokpekhai currently serves as Managing Director of Global Travel Collection U.K., the parent brand to Protravel International UK, Tzell Travel Group UK, Colletts Travel and Scotia Travel, under the Internova Travel Group. A dynamic and results-oriented business executive and senior sales leader, Jason possesses more than 18 years of international experience with major travel agency, aviation and technology organizations, including with Delta Airlines, American Airlines and at various brands within Internova. Most recently, Jason oversaw the rebrand of Travel Leaders UK to GTC UK and led an ambitious restructuring of the group to reduce expenses, tighten cost controls and conserve capital while still delivering best-in-class services across GTC UK’s luxury leisure, corporate and entertainment clients amid the Pandemic. A native of New York City, Jason received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Boston University and earned a Master’s degree in Political Science studying at the St. John’s University campus in Rome. He works closely with the Business Travel Association (BTA) and most recently was an invited speaker & panelists at the TTG Luxury Travel Summit 2021 in London. Jason was also a Judge for the TTG Luxury Travel Awards 2022. He has previously served as an industry guest lecturer at the New York University Stern School of Business.
SVP & GENERAL MANAGER,
IN THE KNOW EXPERIENCES
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Michele (LaRosa) Capaccio is a 35-year travel industry veteran. As Chief Operating Officer of Global Travel Collection, Michele oversees day-to-day operations of the organization. Michele brings a deep operational knowledge to her role, having first joined Protravel in 1986. She has held a wide range of responsibilities spanning accounting and office management to the integration of multiple new branches, HR administration, and the design and development of agent tools and resources. Her role also entails providing guidance and support to hundreds of independent travel advisors in a wide variety of areas. Michele lives in Long Beach with her husband and works out of Protravel’s New York City headquarters.
CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER & EASTERN REGION BRANCH MGMT.
Monty Swaney is a travel industry veteran with extensive experience in both the operations and sales sides of the business, making him a strong partner to guide Global Travel Collection agents to success. Monty began his career as a front-line corporate agent for Hyatt in New York. Moving to the agency side, he worked with Linden Travel as head of Corporate Sales, moving up the ranks to become Director of Corporate Operations then Vice President of Linden, which merged with Frosch Travel. Monty joined Tzell Travel in 2009 as Vice President of Operations. He was later promoted to Senior Vice President and then President. His deep knowledge of the corporate and entertainment travel, allows him to work closely on recruitment and management of this important segment of Global Travel Collection.
VICE PRESIDENT, ANDREW HARPER
Amy joined Internova in November 2018 as the Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships establishing a regional agent support system to create awareness, increase transaction volume, improve agent adoption and satisfaction for a strategic program with a financial partner. She was then promoted to the Vice President role over Operations leading a 20-person team including Training and Reporting support for 55,000 travel agents within the network. In 2021 she moved on to the Andrew Harper team and began working with senior executives identifying, developing, implementing and managing global business strategies.
VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
KATHY CHRISTIANSON, PHR
Kathy Christianson is Vice President, Human Resources for Global Travel Collection, the world’s largest collection of international luxury travel agencies. With more than 20 years of progressive HR and organizational design and development experience, as well as skills, leadership and passion, Kathy partners with the president of Global Travel Collection to oversee organizational development, change management and employee relations. In addition, Kathy currently leads Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Internova Travel Group, the parent company of Global Travel Collection. Previously, Kathy was Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness & Development for Travel Leaders Corporate, another division within Internova Travel Group. There, she oversaw programs, policies and practices, ensured compliance, and partnered with executive leadership to focus on initiatives to meet business needs and drive business growth. Kathy began her career with Carlson Companies and held various human resources roles at the Carlson Hotels call center in Omaha, NE. As Diversity Manager, she supported all business units within Carlson with recruitment and communications strategies, learning and development and led Carlson’s global Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Later, she became of Director, Human Resources, for Carlson Leisure Group managing various functions including employee relations, recruitment and retention and performance management. Kathy is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute, a designation she earned in 2005 for mastering the technical and operational aspects of HR management, including knowledge of U.S. laws and regulations. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Mark Munley brings over 25 years of IT leadership experience to his role as Global Travel Collection’s Chief Information Officer, where he oversees the information technology needs for all business divisions across the organization. This includes collaborating with business leaders to design and integrate technology solutions to streamline operations, enhance reporting, enforce accountability, drive innovation and align with the company’s visionary strategies and business objectives. Immediately prior to joining Internova, Mark served as Cision/PR Newswire’s Vice President of Global Technology Governance where he implemented their first 3rd party risk management program, led the integration of multiple regional technology teams and served on the technology governance committee. Mark is based in the New York Metro area.