The Travel Corporation plans to increase the company's presence on the East Coast with a new Manhattan office set to open in early 2017.

The Travel Corporation -- owner of travel brands Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Contiki and African Travel among others -- has long had U.S. offices in several locations throughout Southern California.

"While we do have a small office in Rye, New York, for the Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold brands, the majority of our infrastructure and executive presence is on the West Coast with offices in Anaheim, Glendale and Encino, California," CEO Brett Tollman said in a statement. "After a strategic review of our businesses, we have identified the need and opportunity to establish an additional sales office on the East Coast because of increased demand for our brands." 

Guy Young, who has had several executive positions at the Travel Corporation, including having served as CEO of Uniworld, was recently promoted to global brand engagement officer. Young has been tasked with overseeing the eastern expansion and will work closely with the company's brands to identify business opportunities, build stronger relationships and establish a larger physical footprint on the East Coast. 

The new office is slated to open early in the new year. The Travel Corporation will hire additional sales managers to increase support for travel agency outreach up and down the East Coast. Young will relocate full-time to the East Coast next year. 

The Travel Corporation also has offices in Toronto, London, Geneva, Johannesburg, Singapore, Sydney and Auckland.

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