Frank Marini – President
As President of Yankee Leisure Group (YLG), Frank oversees all of YLG’s global travel brands, including Yankee Holidays, Amtrak Vacations and Railbookers. In his role, Frank is responsible for the strategy, growth, operations and performance of all YLG brands.
Prior to his current position, Frank served in several leadership roles, notably as Vice President of Sales for Collette Vacations, and as President of Contiki Holidays, a Travel Corporation company. During his time at Contiki, Frank was one of the first in his field to recognize the power of online social networks, partnering with Facebook and MTV’s “Real World” to interact with and engage customers while growing Contiki’s brand recognition.
Frank has been featured in Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Travel Agent, Agent@Home and Recommend magazines, and is a frequent speaker at industry-related events. Accolades include being named a leading executive in OC Metro’s “40 under 40,” as well as an honoree of the annual “Top 40 Under Forty” by Providence Business News that recognizes the next generation of business community leaders. He has also received the Travvy Award for the “Most Innovative Executive, Rail Travel.”
Frank has served on the Board of Directors for the Pawtucket YMCA, the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association, and the Boys & Girls Club in Anaheim, CA. Currently, Frank serves as a member of the board of the U.S. Travel Association, as well as a regional member of the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. He lives in Southern California with his wife and twin sons.