Viad appoints president for Travel & Recreation Group

Viad appoints president for Travel & Recreation Group

Viad Corp has appointed David Barry as president of its Travel & Recreation Group, which includes Brewster Travel Canada, Glacier Park, Inc., and Alaska Denali Travel. Barry, who brings more than 30 years of industry experience, will be responsible for leading growth and delivering strong returns across all of the company's travel and recreation assets.

Most recently, Barry served as the president and chief executive officer of Trust Company of America where he led the company through a period of expansive growth. Prior to that, he was the chief executive officer of the Alpine Helicopters/Canadian Mountain Holidays group of companies, where his leadership in hospitality and service led to CMH being ranked by National Geographic as one of the top 10 travel experiences in the world. 

According to a release from Viad Corp., the company is looking to more than double the size of Travel & Recreation’s business. Barry will work with teams from Brewster, Glacier Park and Alaska Denali Travel to develop and execute a new growth strategy.

Viad's Travel & Recreation Group currently operates in four national park markets, with a portfolio of tourism assets that includes 12 lodging properties, four recreational attractions, in-bound packaged tours, sightseeing and other ground transportation services that delivered $120.5 million in revenue with an EBITDA margin of 30.2 percent during 2014.

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