Collette Vacations Announces Appointment to its Board of Advisors10/15/2010 - Michael East, managing director, Eastcastle Management Group in the UK, joins Collette board.
Collette Vacations, a family owned and operated travel company dedicated to delivering high quality escorted tours since 1918, recently announced the appointment of Michael East to its Board of Advisors.
Mr. East is a leading strategic consultant in the travel and service industries in the United Kingdom where Collette operates its Collette Worldwide Holidays offices, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Collette Vacations. He advises and represents banks and investment houses on investment strategy in those sectors as well as many of the major UK travel companies on strategic development.
He currently serves as managing director of Eastcastle Management Group, specializing in strategic planning and investment in travel, aviation, and hotel industries. Mr. East is a director of Argyle Recruitment, the specialist travel management recruitment company, of Eastcastle Publishing, which publishes the daily e-tid newsletters, and of Kingley Event Management, a major event organizer in the industry.
He is a director of the leading travel industry publisher, Travel Weekly Group, and of Totally Travel. He is Chairman of Bridge Leisure Management, which owns and operates caravan holiday parks.
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and enjoys the distinction of being the oldest major tour operator in the United States. For over 90 years, our team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams. We offer over 125 programs to destinations on all 7 continents. Travelers can choose from small group tours, educational travel, train journeys, river cruises and vacations that feature a Collette Foundation site visit. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and complimentary round trip home to airport sedan service with air-inclusive reservations, Collette Vacations makes seeing the world simple and hassle-free.