Product Development 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 Product Development segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key product development 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:

  • Establishes long-range strategies for the development of new product offerings
  • Prepares accurate product strategy and pricing documents for all offerings
  • Maintains positive working relationships with external suppliers, internal teams, and company management
  • Skilled negotiator of tour components
  • Experience with cost modeling and analytical tools

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 Product Development Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Vice President of Product Planning and Development

We made a retained placement for a direct marketing company that operates a significant cruise product line that includes river cruises, small ship cruises, and traditional cruise products. The Vice President of Product Planning and Development directs, oversees, and conducts all negotiations and purchases of product components for the company’s programs. They prepare product strategy and pricing documents for all offerings, final costing for all products, and prepare and manage annual product development budgets. Our placed candidate also works closely with the marketing, operations, and product teams to develop and design product offerings, and establishes and implements long-range strategies for the development of new product offerings.

Vice President of Attraction Development

We were retained to search for a Vice President of Attraction Development for a privately-owned themed entertainment company that owns, operates, and manages several theme parks, attractions, and resort hotels. The position is responsible for the development of new guest experiences throughout the properties. Our placed candidate is in charge of leading the Creative Studio and their efforts in creating dynamic and innovative attractions, rides, retail experiences, and dining experiences, as well as developing concepts for special events and entertainment.

Team Lead of Product Marketing

We were retained by a profitable, rapidly expanding direct marketing powerhouse specializing in providing international and domestic travel programs to Americans over the age of 55. The Team Lead of Product Marketing oversees the creation and implementation of marketing plans for existing and new travel products offered by the company. Our placed candidate plans and manages the marketing strategy to generate necessary passenger participation to ensure that program net profit estimates are met or exceeded. They also create and monitor accurate pricing, margins, and expense budgets, ROI estimates, and provide competitive pricing analysis.

We Can Fill Your Product Development Roles in the Travel, Tourism, and Attraction Industry

  • Director of Data Products
  • Director of Product
  • Director of Product and Agent Experiences
  • Director of Product Management
  • Director of Production Operations
  • Head of New Product Development
  • Head of Product Design
  • Product Developer
  • Product Development Manager
  • Product Director of Connectivity
  • Product Director of Supply
  • Product Owner
  • Senior Director of Product Management
  • Senior Product Manager
  • Vice President of Data Products
  • Vice President of Product
  • Vice President of Product Development
  • Vice President of Product Management