Disney taps manager for tour unit

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Kenneth Svendsen was named general manager of the West Coast offices of the Walt Disney Travel Co. tour operation.

Most recently, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Sunquest-SunTrips in San Jose, Calif.

He is responsible for the reservations center, developing marketing and sales plans and product development activities, as well as negotiations for air, ground and accommodations tour components.

Svendsen reports to Claire Bilby, vice president of sales and travel operations for the Disneyland Resort.

Svendsen succeeds Ted Jansen, who was named vice president of Disney Travel Online.

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