For Immediate Release
La Macchia Enterprises/The Mark Travel Corporation Promotes Two Executives
Snisky promoted to executive vice president, La Macchia Enterprises; Going promoted to president, Funjet Vacations
MILWAUKEE, April 10, 2008 – La Macchia Enterprises, the holding company for The Mark Travel Corporation, has promoted two executives: Ray Snisky has been promoted to executive vice president, La Macchia Enterprises and Mike Going will succeed Snisky as president of Funjet Vacations.
In his new role, Snisky will lead a newly created team focused on managing all relationships with suppliers and vendors to grow all of La Macchia's travel business, both domestically and internationally, Snisky will also be leading the development of new business opportunities and ventures at a holding company level. He joined The Mark Travel Corporation in 1995 and became president of Funjet Vacations in 2004.
"Ray's leadership has been instrumental in evolving Funjet Vacations to compete in today's environment, " said Bill La Macchia Jr., chief operating officer, La Macchia Enterprises. "In his new role he will be responsible for leveraging all resources to take advantage of new business opportunities."
"It's been exciting to lead Funjet Vacations during a time of evolution within the travel industry," said Snisky. "With all of the changes in our industry there are many opportunities; I look forward to working with the team to grow and diversify our business."
Going joined Funjet Vacations as chief marketing officer in November 2006 and worked closely with Snisky to develop and execute a new brand strategy and direction for Funjet Vacations that has grown business relationships and added new destination and product offerings. Under Going's leadership, Funjet Vacations will continue to expand into new markets and develop new relationships with vendors, destinations and travel agents that align with the brand's business strategy.
"Mike's role with Funjet Vacations has contributed to numerous successes that have allowed the company to grow and change during challenging times of rising fuel costs and increased competition," said La Macchia.
The executive changes are effective immediately.
La Macchia Enterprises is the holding company of The Mark Travel Corporation. The vacation companies of The Mark Travel Corporation include such well-known names , Blue Sky Tours, Funjet Vacations, lasvegasandmore.com, Mark International, MGM Resorts Vacations, Midwest Airlines Vacations, Mountain Vacations, Showtime Tours, Southwest Airlines Vacations, TransGlobal Vacations, Travel Charter, United Vacations, Spirit Vacations, Vacations by Adventure Tours. Additional information about Funjet Vacations can be found at ww.funjet.com.
About Funjet Vacations: Funjet Vacations is the flagship brand of the family-owned Mark Travel Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee. Operating for more than 30 years, Funjet Vacations specializes in flexible, personalized vacations for individuals and groups via nonstop charters and scheduled airlines to some of the most popular vacation destinations, including Mexico, the Caribbean, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Ski, California, Florida, Europe and spring break getaways. Travelers can choose from air- inclusive, land-only or air-only vacations. With Funjet Vacations, travelers can enhance their vacation through a wide variety of experiences such as tours, attractions, shows, sporting events and more. In addition, Funjet Vacations demonstrates its "end-to-end" customer service philosophy by being available to customers throughout the entire vacation experience, from planning to in-destination to post-travel communications.