Richard Launder, formerly president of The Travel Corporation USA, has been named president and CEO of the company's destination management company, Destination America.

Launder started his career with TTC in the 1980s when he was a trip manager for TTC's youth trravel brand Contiki. He was then promoted to lead Contiki USA for many years, and in the late 1990s he served as president of Destination America for four years. He was then promoted to president of TTC USA in 2005. 

Madhvi Buch, who had been serving as CEO of Destination America since 2014, has been promoted to senior vice president of TTC USA.

Destination America operates the ground services for TTC brands Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, and CostSaver, as well as for many third parties in North, Central, and South America.

For the time being, Travel Corporation CEO Brett Tollman will take on leadership and direction of TTC USA, and will spend more time in California to support the executive USA team there, including Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and U by Uniworld; Melissa da Silva, president, Trafalgar, CostSaver and Brendan Vacations; Jon Grutzner, president of Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold; Adam Cooper, president of Contiki; and Sherwin Banda, president of African Travel. 

Guy Young, who serves as TTC USA's chief engagement officer, will take the lead on the company's trade relationships in the USA.


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