Appointment Announcement

Travel Tips

December 18, 2020


Direct Travel is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Goodheart to the newly-formed position of Director, Leisure Operations. Goodheart was most recently the Leisure Operations Manager at CWT Vacations in the United States.


“We are thrilled to welcome Nicole to our team,” stated Vivienne Kouba, Senior Vice President, Leisure Operations at Direct Travel. “She brings many years of experience in the operational side of the business and her results-driven approach to finding strategic solutions will be a great fit within our family here at Direct Travel.”


“I am excited for a new chapter in my career,” stated Goodheart, an industry veteran with 30-plus years of experience. “I have heard such good things about Direct Travel and the growth of the organization over the last five years and I already see how it is a supportive and collaborative environment.”


“Direct Travel looking to build momentum as we climb out of this challenging year and we are building an infrastructure that is positioned for growth and stability,” stated Gerard Bellino, Executive Vice President, Leisure at Direct Travel. “This is truly the best team I have ever worked with.”


The hiring of Goodheart follows the recent appointment of Shelby Donley as VP, Luxury Services and the addition of Joelle Goldman as VP, Host Services.


Goodheart can be reached at 616-540-1566; 


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