Industry Veteran to Oversee Sales and Marketing Efforts in 17 States,
including the Christian Pilgrimage Market
New York, NY – Feb. 8, 2011 – Three decade travel industry veteran Maria Triantos has been appointed the EL AL Israel Airlines Midwest Regional Sales Manager and will be based in the Chicago sales office. In this position, Triantos will lead all sales and marketing activities in the region, which includes the important Christian pilgrimage market. Triantos will also head the EL AL Christian Liaison office which offers assistance to Christian leaders who are organizing group travel to the Holyland.
“Maria has an industry reputation of fostering positive relationships with her clients,” said Danny Saadon, VP/ General Manager, EL AL Israel Airlines, North and Central America. “We are delighted that Maria has returned to EL AL in this important capacity.” The 17 states in this Midwest region are: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
Triantos brings nearly three decades of sales, operations and management experience to her current position. Prior to recently joining EL AL, Triantos worked in various positions including the Midwest Regional Manager for a financial services company as well as in operations at O’Hare International Airport. She was also previously the EL AL Chicago Station Manager from 1990 through 1999. Triantos started her aviation career with Trans World Airlines (TWA).
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