SAN DIEGO (May 15, 2010) — Tapestry Resorts has announced the appointment of longtime travel professional Ken Owens to the position of managing director of Travel Escapes Club, Tapestry Resorts’ members only full-service travel club.
Owens has taken on this position in addition to his other responsibilities as Vice President of Reservations and Travel Services, overseeing Tapestry Resorts’ reservations, call centers and Platinum Concierge Services.
“With his extensive background in the travel and vacation industry, including sales, marketing and reservations functions for a number of well known providers in the airline, cruise line, yacht chartering and travel agency segments, Owens was the obvious and ideal candidate to drive the continued growth of our Travel Escapes Club,” said Charlie Martin, Tapestry Resorts’ Senior VP, Strategy & Performance Management. “He is extremely knowledgeable and a true professional travel marketer and operator.”
Owens brings over four decades of experience in the travel industry. Prior to joining Tapestry Resorts in 2002, Owens was the Vice President of Marketing for RCI Resort Management. He has also held high level management, director and VP positions with Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA), Sitmar Cruises, Princess Cruises, Radisson Hotels/Diamond Cruise line, The Moorings and Balboa Travel.
The Travel Escapes Club, Tapestry Resorts’ members-only travel club, was specifically designed to provide value-added discounted travel options to timeshare owners and timeshare vacation club members. Members can enjoy discounts on cruise ships, car rentals, hotel and resort lodging worldwide, timeshare and condo rentals, airline tickets, destination activities and events and more.
In business since 2005, Travel Escapes Club is growing rapidly as its travel offerings have expanded significantly over the past few months to include The Moorings (world’s largest charter yacht company), Carnival, Le Boat, Resort Time, Luggage Pros, plus an air booking engine. “We’re excited about the new offerings that we have recently added and have many more coming soon,” said Owens. “We are also pleased with how easy it is for members to use the new website – which went live in March – and take advantage of the many valuable offers from our partners.”
For more information on the Travel Escapes Club, including membership and benefits, visit http://www.TravelEscapesClub.com
About Tapestry Resorts
For every client, Tapestry Resorts, a full-service hospitality management company, weaves a team of experienced thought leaders and skilled team members who exemplify its tagline: “We Listen, We Deliver, We Guarantee It.” Tapestry Resorts’ global network of hospitality professionals – over 250 strong – provides the expertise, tools and solutions its clients need to grow their revenue, improve their bottom line and delight their owners and guests. For more information, visit http://www.tapestryresorts.com
SOURCE: Tapestry Resorts