Frank Marini serves as President of Yankee Leisure Group (YLG).
With over 18 years of experience, Frank
oversees all of YLG's
brands, including Yankee Holidays, Amtrak Vacations and Unique Journeys.
Prior to joining Yankee Leisure Group, Marini served as Vice President of Sales for Collette Vacations, an escorted tour operator, from 2007-2011.
In this role, Marini
oversaw all travel agent partnerships, working with the 100+ inside and outside sales teams with a focus on building collaborative relationships with Collette's travel agency partners throughout the US & Canada.
From 2004-2007 Marini served was President of Contiki Holidays based in Anaheim, California.
was one of the first in his
field to recognize the power of online social networks, quickly embracing online communities as a marketing tool.
partnered with Facebook.com and MTV's Real World to create online travel communities for past and future travelers to increase Contiki's
From 1994-2003 Marini held many positions at Collette Vacations including West Coast Regional Manager and International Sales Manager where he oversaw all sales within Collette's UK, Canadian and Australian offices.
Marini has a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Pawtucket YMCA and the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Heart Association.
He previously served on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club in Anaheim, CA.
has been featured in TravelAge West, Travel Weekly, Travel Agent, Agent@Home and Recommend magazines
and is a frequent speaker at industry-related events.
In 2007, he
was listed as top "40 under 40" in the Orange County magazine
and in 2008 he
was listed as top "40 under 40" in the Providence Business News