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Travel Industry Veteran, Steve Dumaine, Takes the Helm this Month
PLANO, Texas, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapCaribbean.com is pleased to announce its new president, Steve Dumaine, who joins the company today. Dumaine brings more than 15 years of travel and tourism experience from leadership roles at Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com and Sabre Holdings, plus a decade of management consulting and strategic planning expertise from his tenure at Booz Allen.
"This is an exciting new chapter in our company's growth, bringing on a leader who is steeped in travel industry and e-commerce knowledge who can help take us to the next level," said Alex Zozaya, chief executive officer for Apple Leisure Group. "We welcome Steve to the Apple Leisure Group family of leading travel companies and know his expertise will be valuable across our spectrum of hospitality companies, as well as specifically for CheapCaribbean.com."
Dumaine takes over the reins of the company from Flo Lugli, Principal at Navesink Advisory Group, LLC, who has served as CheapCaribbean.com's interim president since mid-March, following the departure of the company's previous president.
Dumaine most recently served as both the chief strategy and technology and operations officer at Travelocity, where his responsibilities included leading global business strategy, technology and engineering, and end-to-end product management of online and offline applications. Prior to joining Travelocity in 2011, Dumaine held various leadership roles at Hotels.com and Expedia from 2007 to 2011. He also worked in business strategy at Sabre Holdings for two years, and before that spent 10 years at Booz Allen as a management consultant for Fortune 1000 companies. Dumaine holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business.
"I'm thrilled to take this company to new heights with a focus on innovation and value to our customers," Dumaine said. "I look forward to building on our momentum as beach vacation experts and casting my vision for the kind of growth that is valuable to all of our stakeholders."
CheapCaribbean.com is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has customer service operations in Phoenix, Arizona and Doylestown, Pa. The company was acquired in 2013 by Bain Capital and Apple Leisure Group (ALG), making it part of America's largest vertically integrated travel company.
Founded in 2000, with more than one million customers served, CheapCaribbean.com is the fastest growing online travel partner dedicated to providing the best vacation deals to the Caribbean and Mexico. CheapCaribbean.com sets itself apart as the beach vacation experts based on highly-trained, U.S.-based customer service agents, unique insider content, authentic customer ratings and reviews, and the hottest deals to the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 600 resorts in 66 destinations, customers have many choices to book their dream beach vacations with CheapCaribbean.com. In August 2013, CheapCaribbean.com was acquired by Apple Leisure Group (ALG) making it part of America's largest vertically integrated travel company.
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