A 30-year veteran of the Canadian travel industry, Doug Patterson, has been named as Collette’s President of Canada. He will officially take on the role on March 14.
Patterson joined the travel industry with Sunquest Vacations, in their Reservations and Sales divisions in the 1980’s. He later joined Contiki Holidays as Sales Manager, Eastern Canada, for a productive nine-year period. In 1998, Patterson was promoted to President, Insight Vacations Canada, where he spent 10 years leading the upscale escorted touring brand during a period of continuous growth, innovation and business success.
Most recently, Patterson has been consulting for a variety of travel companies as well as teaching a travel course at Toronto’s Humber College.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to have Doug join our team,” said Christian Leibl-Cote, Vice President of International Business & Sales at Collette. It’s the right time for Collette to continue making a name for itself globally.”
With over 25 years of experience in the escorted touring segment, Patterson is one of the most knowledgeable and connected executives in the Canadian travel industry. His reputation for integrity and his high profile in the retail travel sector is an asset that Collette holds in high regard.