June 04, 2012 15:48 ET

ALTOUR 'Hires' Meetings Industry Veteran

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 4, 2012) - Alexandre Chemla announces Paul Salvatore as Vice President of Sales, for their Meetings Management Division, effective June 4, 2012. Salvatore's 37 years as a veteran of the travel industry, will bring a heightened level of knowledge to our current team.

Salvatore served as CEO of Robustelli World Travel and Corporate Services until being acquired by HRG in Feb. of 2006. Most recently, Salvatore headed HRG's Events and Meetings Management Division as Global Coordinator for the past six years.

Salvatore comments: "I evaluated various opportunities over the past few months, with my choice to join ALTOUR; I feel my clients, both current and future, will receive the highest level of hands-on, high-touch service, bringing flexibility with enhancements to technology solutions in addition to new products."

Salvatore will focus on maintaining and further developing Strategic Meetings Management Programs for ALTOUR's current and expanding customer base. Salvatore comments, "With the broad range of services and resources ALTOUR has to offer, I will have the ability to introduce clients to end-to-end solutions providing them with the complete control of meeting, event and travel spend."

Alexandre Chemla states, "We are excited to welcome Paul to our team, to engage in his knowledge and experience to continue the relentless growth of our Meetings Division." Mary Sue Leathers, President of ALTOUR Meetings, comments: "As we welcome Paul to our team, we look forward to his depth of knowledge to continue the drive of our leading edge in the meeting industry."

ALTOUR Meetings Division has been recognized as one of the top CMI 25, an honor bestowed upon the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies.

With a $1.3 billion turnover in 2011 and with a workforce of over 1,100 professionals in 57 offices on three continents, ALTOUR is recognized as an international industry leader providing essential travel and service solutions the world over. The company's core remains its renowned business travel management capabilities, though ALTOUR has divisions dedicated to such diverse fields as leisure travel, performance improvement, sports travel, entertainment travel, as well as meetings and event services. ALTOUR's principal divisions are complemented by flexible sister companies providing private air charter services and limousine services. For more information please visit