For over 50 years, our travel, tourism & attractions executive search division has placed exceptional talent with industry-leading companies. Our recruiters in the travel, tourism & attractions division have prior experience working national and international searches. Our team conducts executive searches with travel agencies, travel agency consortium, escorted and package tour operators, adventure travel companies, cruise lines, theme parks, amusement parks, family entertainment centers and water park companies. Our contacts and connections throughout the industry are vast, and we value and foster those relationships with great care. For those seeking top-notch hospitality executives, you have come to the right search firm.

We specialize in executive placements within these verticals and more:

Given our industry focus and vast database of talent, we have in-depth knowledge of compensation ranges for mid to senior management employees. We regularly advise clients as to current employment market conditions and consult on matters of compensation including base salary, bonus programs, incentive commissions, and long term compensation. For a fair market rate cost, we will produce and provide compensation information, à la carte to our main executive search service of sourcing, screening and submitting qualified candidates. The salary data we provide is anonymous, in that it is tied to job titles and not executive’s names.  

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“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 & 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 recently. 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 & 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

Hickory Global Partners

“In our opinion, Bristol Associates is the leader for professional recruiting. The team has a wealth of experience & 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 & employee. We have no hesitation in recommending Bristol Associates, Inc.”

Dave Herbert, CTC
Chief Experential Officer

Great Safaris

“Bristol has been a terrific motivator and ‘career guide’ for me in their position as a high-level executive recruitment firm. They can be relied on to support not only their clients’ interests, but deal fairly with candidates seeking to fill top level executive positions.”

Michael Lomax
Adventure Travel & Tourism Business Builder
Small Ship Cruise Line

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