Here's a great name to remember for Africa-bound clients: Great Safaris has named Larry McCarthy as Director of Sales. In his new role, McCarthy will be focusing on the Great Safaris’ ground services in Africa, representing a team of experts in the USA to serve agents.
Though McCarthy has worked in the travel industry for more than three decades with the Globus family of brands, he’ll begin his new chapter in the high-end, luxury sector with Great Safaris. McCarthy will be providing travel agent training through Great Safaris. He has more than 20 years of experience working with agents on increased sales with destination training.
McCarthy first began his training experience early on in his career. In the course of covering 14 Midwest states he developed relationships with thousands of travel professionals. His talent and passion for sales, marketing and destination training landed him a national sales training manger position. In this role he developed and delivered targeted sales training to numerous national accounts, industry consortia, travel trade organizations and the home - based channel.
Born and raised in Chicago, he first experienced the world of travel in 1958 when taking an Eastern Airlines DC-6B flight to Ft. Lauderdale to visit a retired aunt who had just purchased a travel agency. He’s been on the road ever since.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Springhill College and a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, McCarthy became a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea. While there, he spent time working with the Swiss International Red Cross, Seoul National University and Seoul City Children’s Center.
McCarthy joins the leadership team of CEO Dave Herbert and President Anne Bellamy who have a combined 80 years of experience in the African travel industry.
Larry McCarthy can be contacted at [email protected] or 818-637-2007 x 7115.