Sales 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 Sales segment of the industry. Our hospitality recruiters place top candidates in a variety of key sales and business 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:

  • Understands sales segment mix, revenue management, and channel distribution
  • Experience in sales segments such as group, meetings, incentives, transient, and leisure
  • Works with operations, finance, and other departments to provide a coordinated effort to maximize revenue from new and existing clientele
  • Track record of enhancing overall sales performance and revenue generation
  • Maintains and manages relationships with major sources of revenue including corporations, travel management firms, meeting and event planners, and consortiums

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.

Partner with Bristol Associates

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

Senior Vice President of Sales

We placed the Senior Vice President of Sales for a growing travel incentive and motivation company. The position is fully responsible for all aspects of national, regional, and local sales management. Our placed candidate is highly skilled in revenue management and understands business mix, segmentation, and variable rate structures.

Vice President of Sales Strategy

A leading international tour operator was our client for this search. The Vice President of Sales Strategy is a key business partner to the President and CEO, working with the executive team to grow top-line sales for the Company’s four travel brands. Our placed candidate develops and executes sales strategies for revenue improvement based on competitor analysis and market research. They had extensive travel industry experience in sales and proven success in top-line sales growth.

Vice President of Sales

We were retained by a leading company that provides a bowling experience in a stimulating atmosphere. The Vice President of Sales is responsible for providing corporate support to property-level sales. The position directs the National Sales Team by providing day-to-day leadership to staff of over 50 Sales Managers responsible for group bookings. Our placed candidate is a dynamic and experienced professional who oversaw the sales of 90 hospitality properties nationwide in their previous role.

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

  • Area Director of Sales Marketing
  • Area Vice President of Sales
  • Corporate Director of Sales
  • Corporate Vice President of Sales
  • Director of Retail Sales
  • Director of Revenue Management
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Regional Director of Sales
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Regional Vice President of Sales
  • Sales Account Executive
  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Sales and Services Manager
  • Senior Vice President of Sales
  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Vice President of Sales