SALEM, Ohio — The Group Travel Family recently named Janine Emanuel to the position of operations manager. Emanuel is a 13-year veteran of the travel industry and has held various positions with the Group Travel Family inside the accounting department.
The Group Travel Family includes seven travel conferences serving travel planners in the group travel industry, and Emanuel’s responsibilities will include oversight and operations of those events as well as managing day-to-day business activities of the organization.
“Janine brings a wealth of knowledge to our conferences and has already elevated quality control when she assumed duty of Select Traveler Conference director in February 2021,” said Kathleen Presley of The Group Travel Family. “Her financial understanding of business, combined with recognizing the hospitality aspect of group travel, is a rare value.”
Prior to joining the travel industry, Emanuel was a key player in the trucking industry.
“I really enjoy the value that we bring to travel planners at our conferences,” Emanuel said. “It’s rewarding to deliver an event that helps people be better group travel planners, return to their communities and enrich so many lives through travel.”
Emanuel lives with her husband, Louie, and enjoys classic cars, camping, gardening, spending time with her grandsons and watching them play ball.