Jim Marini – Vice President of Sales, Amtrak Vacations/Yankee Holidays
As Vice President of Sales for Yankee Leisure Group’s brands Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays, Jim leads all sales and marketing efforts, oversees national and international partnerships, and leads the inside sales and business development teams.
Jim has over 20 years of experience in the travel industry. Prior to joining YLG, Jim served as the New England Business Development Manager for Celebrity Cruises, a Division of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line International. While with Celebrity, Jim was nominated for Rookie of the Year. In addition, through hard work and dedication, Jim ranked as one of Celebrity’s Top 3 Sales People of the Year for the Eastern United States (US).
From 2003-2011 Jim served as the Western US Regional Manager for Collette Vacations, a world-wide escorted tour operator. In this role, Jim oversaw the West Coast Sales Team working closely with twelve (12) Outside District Sales Managers. During his time at Collette Vacations he achieved the most growth for his team’s region as well as over fifteen (15) different sales achievement awards while serving as District Sales Manager.
Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island.