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President

Local Address:  California , United States
Trafalgar Tours USA
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree , Advertising
    San Jose State University
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John ...
www.caltravel.org, 23 Sept 2013 [cached]
John Severini jseverini@caltravel.org
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by John Severini, President & CEO, CalTIA
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John Severini President & CEO California Travel Industry Association jseverini@caltravel.org
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On behalf of the search committee and the Executive Committee, I am pleased to announce that John Severini has been chosen as the new President/CEO for CalTIA beginning June 1. I have attached John's announcement news release for your review, but as you'll see, John possesses a great deal of senior level experience in the tourism industry, including serving on the start up team for Disney Cruises in which he served as Vice President. John is also the former President/CEO of Trafalgar Tours, a major international tour operator. What impressed the search committee the most was Joh's entrepreneurial qualities, a trait he plans to bring to CalTravel in force. He has several very engaging ideas on growing the organization's revenue stream and thus its abilities to deliver even more quality programs to our members.
Prior to his assuming office, John is already immersing himself with the organization, reviewing our new strategic plan, talking with several executive committee members regarding our budget and will be going to Sacramento to meet with Ross, Tami later this month to discuss the transition. He also hopes to meet with Caroline Beteta during that visit.
You will all have the opportunity to meet with John at COT. As discussed at our last meeting, we will be scheduling a special board meeting just prior to the Conference on Tourism so you can formally meet him. We plan on formally presenting him to the membership at COT where he will outline some of his plans for the organization.
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As outlined in our newly approved Strategic Plan, we have a very ambitious but attainable agenda and it requires someone like John to carry it out to move CalTravel to a new level. I think you will enjoy working with John as he is friendly, approachable and down to earth. We believe he is the perfect match for CalTravel. If you would like to reach John, his email is jseverini@caltravel.org He will be based at his home office in Huntington Beach.
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John Severini Appointed President & CEO of California Travel Association (CalTravel)
SACRAMENTO, CA (April 30, 2010) - John Severini has been named President & CEO of the California Travel Association (CalTravel), the state's leading umbrella tourism trade organization, effective June, 1, 2010.
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John is an outstanding choice for this new role, given his vast hospitality experience and strong fiduciary background which is critical to CalTravel's future. His appointment is truly a breakthrough for this organization."
Severini's career includes serving as President of Trafalgar Tours USA, where he directed U.S. initiatives for vacation programs to Europe, USA/Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and The Orient. He has also held senior executive positions at the Walt Disney Company which included Vice President of National Accounts for Walt Disney Attractions Inc., where he designed strategic campaigns and marketing initiatives for Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line. He also served as Vice President, Sales & Passenger Services for Disney Cruise Line, where he developed marketing and sales strategies for the U.S. and international trade communities, managed a new passenger services department of 300+ cast members, and was part of the core start up executive team which oversaw the launch of Disney Cruise Line ships. Both roles included additional duties as a designated Disney spokesperson.
Severini has also served as Vice President of Sales for Royal Cruise Line; Senior Consultant & Partner with KDS Marketing, Sales & Business Solutions Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing for R.S.S. Ventures, Inc. and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer with Ascend.
"CalTIA's impressive accomplishments in governmental advocacy and education, combined with a talented membership base were core elements that attracted me to this association" said John Severini, "There are compelling reasons why travel related businesses and individuals need to belong to this association, and I'm looking forward to working with their boards, membership and related associations to grow CalTIA from strength to strength."
Severini earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising from San Jose State University. He and his wife Kim reside in Southern California.
John can be reached currently through email at jseverini@caltravel.org
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John Severini's Blog
California Travel Association - formerly CalTIA
www.caltravel.org, 26 Mar 2013 [cached]
John Severini jseverini@caltravel.org
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by John Severini, President & CEO, CalTIA
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John Severini President & CEO California Travel Industry Association jseverini@caltravel.org
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On behalf of the search committee and the Executive Committee, I am pleased to announce that John Severini has been chosen as the new President/CEO for CalTIA beginning June 1. I have attached John's announcement news release for your review, but as you'll see, John possesses a great deal of senior level experience in the tourism industry, including serving on the start up team for Disney Cruises in which he served as Vice President. John is also the former President/CEO of Trafalgar Tours, a major international tour operator. What impressed the search committee the most was John's entrepreneurial qualities, a trait he plans to bring to CalTravel in force. He has several very engaging ideas on growing the organization's revenue stream and thus its abilities to deliver even more quality programs to our members.
Prior to his assuming office, John is already immersing himself with the organization, reviewing our new strategic plan, talking with several executive committee members regarding our budget and will be going to Sacramento to meet with Ross, Tami later this month to discuss the transition. He also hopes to meet with Caroline Beteta during that visit.
You will all have the opportunity to meet with John at COT. As discussed at our last meeting, we will be scheduling a special board meeting just prior to the Conference on Tourism so you can formally meet him. We plan on formally presenting him to the membership at COT where he will outline some of his plans for the organization.
...
As outlined in our newly approved Strategic Plan, we have a very ambitious but attainable agenda and it requires someone like John to carry it out to move CalTravel to a new level. I think you will enjoy working with John as he is friendly, approachable and down to earth. We believe he is the perfect match for CalTravel. If you would like to reach John, his email is jseverini@caltravel.org He will be based at his home office in Huntington Beach.
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John Severini Appointed President & CEO of California Travel Association (CalTravel)
SACRAMENTO, CA (April 30, 2010) - John Severini has been named President & CEO of the California Travel Association (CalTravel), the state's leading umbrella tourism trade organization, effective June, 1, 2010.
...
John is an outstanding choice for this new role, given his vast hospitality experience and strong fiduciary background which is critical to CalTravel's future. His appointment is truly a breakthrough for this organization."
Severini's career includes serving as President of Trafalgar Tours USA, where he directed U.S. initiatives for vacation programs to Europe, USA/Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and The Orient. He has also held senior executive positions at the Walt Disney Company which included Vice President of National Accounts for Walt Disney Attractions Inc., where he designed strategic campaigns and marketing initiatives for Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line. He also served as Vice President, Sales & Passenger Services for Disney Cruise Line, where he developed marketing and sales strategies for the U.S. and international trade communities, managed a new passenger services department of 300+ cast members, and was part of the core start up executive team which oversaw the launch of Disney Cruise Line ships. Both roles included additional duties as a designated Disney spokesperson.
Severini has also served as Vice President of Sales for Royal Cruise Line; Senior Consultant & Partner with KDS Marketing, Sales & Business Solutions; Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing for R.S.S. Ventures, Inc. and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer with Ascend.
"CalTIA's impressive accomplishments in governmental advocacy and education, combined with a talented membership base were core elements that attracted me to this association" said John Severini, "There are compelling reasons why travel related businesses and individuals need to belong to this association, and I'm looking forward to working with their boards, membership and related associations to grow CalTIA from strength to strength."
Severini earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising from San Jose State University. He and his wife Kim reside in Southern California.
John can be reached currently through email at jseverini@caltravel.org
President and CEO - California Travel Industry Association
www.caltia.org, 7 Feb 2011 [cached]
by John Severini, President & CEO, CalTIA
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John Severini
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John Severini President & CEO California Travel Industry Association jseverini@caltia.org
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On behalf of the search committee and the Executive Committee, I am pleased to announce that John Severini has been chosen as the new President/CEO for CalTIA beginning June 1. I have attached John's announcement news release for your review, but as you'll see, John possesses a great deal of senior level experience in the tourism industry, including serving on the start up team for Disney Cruises in which he served as Vice President. John is also the former President/CEO of Trafalgar Tours, a major international tour operator. What impressed the search committee the most was John's entrepreneurial qualities, a trait he plans to bring to CalTIA in force. He has several very engaging ideas on growing the organization's revenue stream and thus its abilities to deliver even more quality programs to our members.
Prior to his assuming office, John is already immersing himself with the organization, reviewing our new strategic plan, talking with several executive committee members regarding our budget and will be going to Sacramento to meet with Ross, Tami later this month to discuss the transition. He also hopes to meet with Caroline Beteta during that visit.
You will all have the opportunity to meet with John at COT. As discussed at our last meeting, we will be scheduling a special board meeting just prior to the Conference on Tourism so you can formally meet him. We plan on formally presenting him to the membership at COT where he will outline some of his plans for the organization.
...
As outlined in our newly approved Strategic Plan, we have a very ambitious but attainable agenda and it requires someone like John to carry it out to move CalTIA to a new level. I think you will enjoy working with John as he is friendly, approachable and down to earth. We believe he is the perfect match for CalTIA. If you would like to reach John, his email is jseverini@caltia.org He will be based at his home office in Huntington Beach.
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John Severini Appointed President & CEO of California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA)
SACRAMENTO, CA (April 30, 2010) - John Severini has been named President & CEO of the California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA), the state's leading umbrella tourism trade organization, effective June, 1, 2010.
...
John is an outstanding choice for this new role, given his vast hospitality experience and strong fiduciary background which is critical to CalTIA's future. His appointment is truly a breakthrough for this organization."
Severini's career includes serving as President of Trafalgar Tours USA , where he directed U.S. initiatives for vacation programs to Europe, USA/Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and The Orient. He has also held senior executive positions at the Walt Disney Company which included Vice President of National Accounts for Walt Disney Attractions Inc ., where he designed strategic campaigns and marketing initiatives for Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line. He also served as Vice President, Sales & Passenger Services for Disney Cruise Line, where he developed marketing and sales strategies for the U.S. and international trade communities, managed a new passenger services department of 300+ cast members, and was part of the core start up executive team which oversaw the launch of Disney Cruise Line ships. Both roles included additional duties as a designated Disney spokesperson.
Severini has also served as Vice President of Sales for Royal Cruise Line ; Senior Consultant & Partner with KDS Marketing, Sales & Business Solutions; Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing for R.S.S. Ventures, Inc. and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer with Ascend.
"CalTIA's impressive accomplishments in governmental advocacy and education, combined with a talented membership base were core elements that attracted me to this association" said John Severini, "There are compelling reasons why travel related businesses and individuals need to belong to this association, and I'm looking forward to working with their boards, membership and related associations to grow CalTIA from strength to strength."
Severini earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising from San Jose State University. He and his wife Kim reside in Southern California.
John can be reached currently through email at jseverini@caltia.org
Speaker Biographies
www.homebasedtravelagentexpo.com, 6 Dec 2006 [cached]
John G. Severini, CTC, President Trafalgar Tours
John Severini CTC is a 20+ year veteran of the travel industry, and his executive experience began with 12 years at Royal Cruise Line of San Francisco where he was Vice President Sales.
In 1995 he was recruited by the Walt Disney Company as Vice President Sales and Passenger Services for Disney Cruise Line.He was part of the start-up team for this new and very successful division, which was credited with many innovations, including the first "seamless" resort/cruise vacation experience,rotation restaurant dining,and special family and non family experiences.While at Disney, his experience also included Vice President, National Accounts, Walt Disney Attractions Inc..
John is President of California based Trafalgar Tours USA, one of the largest and most successful tour operators today offering vacations to Europe, North America, Asia, South America, the Pacific, and river cruising.Trafalgar is known for their strong support of the agency community, aggressive sales promotions and "tech" orientation.They are recognized as an innovative supplier, and their guaranteed departure program, new "coffee table" quality brochures and unique marketing pieces are just a few of examples of their recent successful agent and consumer campaigns.
John is one of the few industry executives that has a rising career path that spans the Walt Disney Company, Tour Operation and Cruise Line industries.John is well known in the industry for his many sales and marketing workshops, and is a sought after speaker at national conventions.His "Reinventing Your Business-Its Easier than you Think!"presentation is a fast paced look at new and unique ways that agents can redefine and improve their ability to attract and sell new customers.
John currently resides in Huntington Beach California with his wife, Kim.
I recently spoke with John ...
www.lctmag.com, 5 Sept 2012 [cached]
I recently spoke with John Severini, the president and CEO of the California Travel Association (CalTravel), whose 25 years of experience includes executive positions at the Walt Disney Company and Trafalgar Tours USA, one of the largest tour companies in the nation.
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CalTrave's role is to cast a wide net and advocate against excessive rules, Severini says.
He outlined three broad goals behind CalTravel efforts to track and combat any number of such legislative and regulatory measures at different stages in the governmental process:
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