Cris David – Vice President of Sales for Canada
Cris David joined Yankee Leisure Group in 2019 as Vice President of Sales for Canada, responsible for overseeing the introduction of the Railbookers and Amtrak Vacations brands in the Canadian market. He is a well-known travel executive and sales leader with more than 22 years of experience in the tourism industry.
Originally from South Africa, Cris moved to Canada in 1998 and began his travel career soon afterwards as the National Sales Manager for Busabout, a European transport network for independent travelers. In 2001 Cris was given the opportunity to lead the Canadian team for iconic youth travel company Contiki Holidays. Subsequently he served as President of the renowned guided vacations brand Insight Vacations in Canada, as well as the safari-specialist tour operator Lion World Travel.
Cris lives in Toronto with his wife and three very well-travelled children. His interests outside work include cooking, DIY projects, playing the guitar and binge-reading great works of fiction. He holds a BA in Sociology from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.