Tour Operators Contiki names president of U.S. operations By Michelle Baran / August 01, 2017 Share 1 -- Adam Cooper Youth travel specialist Contiki has named Adam Cooper to serve as president of Contiki USA. Cooper hails from student travel agency STA Travel, where most recently he served as senior vice president, North America. He now reports to Contiki's global CEO Casper Urhammer.In his new role, Cooper aims to continue to strengthen Contiki's position with its target demographic and support travel professionals who book the tour operator. Cooper takes on his new role amid executive changes at Contiki's parent company, The Travel Corporation. Contiki's former presdent, Melissa da Silva, became president of Trafalgar and Brendan Vacations in June after Paul Wiseman announced his departure.Da Silva had led Contiki for the past four years.