Human Resources Specialists for Travel, Tourism, and Attraction

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Travel, Tourism, and Attraction practice recruits within the Human Resources segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key HR functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Partners with operational leaders to create a desired culture in alignment with the company mission, vision, and strategy
  • Assesses the skills, capabilities, and aptitude of current supervisors, managers, and leaders within the company
  • Builds training programs that ensure the development of future leaders
  • Recruits and retains top level talent in all disciplines

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Travel, Tourism, and Attraction Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“We have retained Bristol Associates for multiple executive searches for nearly a decade. They are professional, responsive and proactive in generating candidates that meet our specifications. We have also been impressed with their ability to generate quality candidates across multiple disciplines, such as retail, food and beverage, hospitality and sales.”

Craig Freeman

Sr. Vice President, Administration, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

“Bristol Associates successfully completed two high-level talent searches for Pleasant Holidays. We found both their knowledge of the travel industry and their ability to provide highly qualified candidates with the right cultural fit to be extraordinary.”

Jack E. Richards

President and CEO, Pleasant Holidays

“I was amazed how quickly Bristol Associates identified 3 qualified and vetted senior executive candidates for me to interview from which we hired one of them. Very efficient indeed!”

Christopher J. Dane

President, Hickory Global Partners

“In our opinion, Bristol Associates is the leader for professional recruiting. The team has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the tourism industry. The company is very responsive and is able to match profiles with their extensive database of prospects. A strength is their ability to negotiate complicated transactions in a satisfactory manner to the employer and employee. We have no hesitation in recommending Bristol Associates, Inc.”

Dave Herbert, CTC

Chief Experential Officer, Great Safaris

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

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Our Successful Travel, Tourism, and Attraction Human Resources Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

We placed the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for a travel management company based in the Midwest with over 1,200 employees. The company’s objective was to significantly upgrade their approach to human capital management. The Senior Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for ensuring that the company culture is reflective of the company’s mission statement and values. Our placed candidate oversees organizational development, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, safety programs, associate relations, and training.

Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits

We were retained by an online travel agency located in the Northeast to search for their Corporate Director of Compensation and Benefits. The position manages employee benefits programs including retirement plans, medical plans, life insurance plans, and disability plans. Our placed candidate evaluates and compares existing company benefits programs with those of other providers, as well as analyzes the results and develops specific recommendations for review by management.

Corporate Director of Training and Development

Our client is an international cruise line with multiple ships and destinations. They retained our firm to search for an experienced Corporate Director of Training and Development who could analyze and assess the training and development needs of the company. The job requirements included experience with the successful application of learning practices and techniques in the hospitality industry. Our placed candidate has a proven track record of effective team leadership and the management of a dynamic training program. The candidate also had experience in developing facilitator-led training, computer-based training, and Web-based programs.

We Can Fill Your Human Resources Roles in the Travel, Tourism, and Attraction Industry

  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Corporate Director of Human Resources
  • Corporate Director of Training and Development
  • Corporate Vice President of Human Resources
  • Development Manager
  • Director of Compensation and Benefits
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Director of Human Resources
  • Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Vice President of Compensation and Benefits
  • Vice President of Human Resources