Committee Election – Mariann Leniz
Coming from a Chilean-Swiss background, Mariann began her more than 30-year-long career as a tourism professional by gaining experience with various companies in Switzerland. She moved on to various positions in sales and marketing in a succession of travel companies in Chile such as Turavion, Skorpios Cruises and Viajes El Corte Ingles.
Mariann has managed the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific department of CTS Turismo, where she implemented a new reservations system, participated in the ISO 9001 certification process and achieved growth of over 30% of the annual budget in her markets. She has also has held the position of Market Manager for the Americas for Sportstours Chile and was responsible for all sales and marketing in North America and Latin America.
In 2015 Mariann joined what is now &Beyond Vira Vira and was instrumental in the launch and opening of this 23-bed property. As Commercial Manager, she has worked closely on all aspects of the property, from sales and marketing to CRM, training and reservations.
Throughout her career, Mariann has gained extensive experience in all sectors of the tourism industry, from airlines and travel agencies to small cruise companies, incoming tour operators and hotels. Her experience includes a full range of sale, marketing and business development tasks in a broad number of international markets.