AMEX and Travelocity Join ARC's Travel Executive Council

           AMEX and Travelocity Join ARC's Travel Executive Council

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC President & CEO Michael J.
Premo announced today that Yana Gutierrez, vice president, strategic
partnerships at American Express Travel, and Yannis Karmis, president,
Travelocity Business and Travelocity Partner Network, have accepted an
invitation to join ARC's Travel Executive Council. The Council, which was
established in 2012, brings together leaders of the travel agency community
with ARC to network, promote dialogue with thought leaders on industry
challenges and ensure ARC focuses on the priorities of its largest agency

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"Both Yana and Yannis have made significant contributions to empower travel
leaders within their respective blue-chip companies," Premo said. "I look
forward to their insights and contributions as the Council continues its
important work tackling the industry's challenges and developing solutions to
address them, now and well into the future."

American Express' Council representative Gutierrez remarked, "We are honored
to join ARC's Travel Executive Council. The Council is a wonderful asset that
brings industry leaders together to help drive open dialogue and positive

Travelocity's Karmis commented, "The travel industry is an ecosystem of
players critical to each other's success. If the industry is going to succeed
and continue prospering, an environment of open communication between all the
moving pieces is essential. ARC's Travel Executive Council is a perfect
platform to provide this type of interaction between industry leaders, and
Travelocity is delighted to join the conversation."

The ARC Travel Executive Council includes Aleks Popovich, IATA's senior vice
president of industry distribution and financial services, and 15 CEOs and
senior executives from ARC's 15 largest travel agencies.

About ARC:
ARC powers the U.S.-based travel network with premier business solutions,
travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools,
and powerful data and analytics. Nearly 14,000 travel agencies and 190
airlines use ARC's settlement services, which in 2012 totaled more than $84
billion. As the industry's gold standard of accreditation, ARC allows
participating agencies and carriers to focus on what's important – increasing
their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Va. For
more information, visit

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