Tour operator Friendly Planet Travel has appointed industry
veteran Tom Popper to the new role of CEO.
At the same time, founder and current president Peggy
Goldman will become chairwoman, continuing to work closely with Popper.
Popper came to the company last year when Friendly Planet
acquired InsightCuba, where he served as president.
“I have long admired Tom and his efforts to develop a rich
tourism program in Cuba,” said Goldman. “He is a consummate traveler who
understands the transformative power of the work we do and because of that, is
uniquely qualified to lead our company.”
Popper said he and Goldman have pledged to work together to
make travel sustainable, affordable and accessible.
“The opportunities in front of Friendly Planet and our guests
are endless,” he said.