Ultimate Jet Vacations Adds Three to Business Development Team

Ultimate Jet Vacations (UJV) has announced the hiring of three directors of business development for the United States and Canada.

UJV has appointed Andrew Rein as director of business development, overseeing the Northeast and Canada regions. Rein brings a wealth of experience in the travel and hospitality industry with international luxury hotels and resorts, including Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, and the Peninsula Hotel New York.

As director of travel trade at Mandarin Oriental, Rein oversaw London and Paris properties, partnering with luxury travel advisors to drive increased revenue for the marquee hotels. Previously, he served as the director of business development for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, focusing on building relationships with industry partners, significantly increasing business for the brand over his seven-year tenure. In this new role, Rein will leverage his in-depth knowledge of the European market to further develop UJV’s professional offerings for the luxury travel industry.

Katie Lindblad joins UJV as director of business development overseeing the Southeast region. Lindblad brings a deep understanding of the African market, having recently spent eight years at Singita, overseeing sales in the United States and Canada.

Through her dedication and expertise, Lindblad played an integral role in expanding Singita’s presence in key markets while fostering lasting partnerships and delivering a consistent level of service to discerning clientele. Previously, Lindblad served as the business development manager Asia-Pacific for Virtuoso. Lindblad will leverage her expertise in the African market to elevate UJV’s presence in Africa.

Leading the West Coast as director of business development is Kevin Peyrache, who began his journey with UJV in 2018. Peyrache began his career a decade ago, offering an understanding of the European market and building high-end, bespoke travel itineraries. In his role, Peyrache will focus on the West Coast region and British Columbia as he continues to strengthen luxury travel partnerships and lead sales growth.

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