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TPI Strategic Expansion

TPI Announces Strategic Expansion and Welcomes Industry Veteran Dave Meihoefer to Leadership Team

TPI Announces Strategic Expansion and Welcomes Industry Veteran Dave Meihoefer to Leadership Team


Maitland, FL – 3/29/2024 – Travel Planners International (TPI), a pioneer in fostering growth within the travel industry, is thrilled to announce its strategic expansion into the franchise sector. This bold move is a testament to TPI’s 36-year legacy of innovation and its commitment to nurturing independent travel advisors. With a rich history of empowering travel professionals, TPI is poised to introduce a new brand into the market, “Vacation Planners,” leveraging its proven expertise.


As the demand for knowledgeable travel advisors continues to rise, TPI recognizes the opportunity to serve a burgeoning market of entrepreneurs eager to transform the travel experience for consumers. The establishment of Vacation Planners marks a significant milestone, reflecting TPI’s ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving industry landscape.


TPI’s Co-Owner and President, Ken Gagliano, expressed enthusiasm about the expansion stating, “We are beyond thrilled to introduce Vacation Planners, a revolutionary new player in the travel franchise industry. With its innovative approach, cutting-edge technology, and unparalleled commitment to customer service, Vacation Planners is poised to redefine the way people plan and experience their dream vacations. We firmly believe that Vacation Planners will set a new standard in the travel franchise arena and look forward to witnessing its profound impact on the industry.”


In conjunction with this expansion, TPI is proud to announce two key leadership appointments that will drive the organization’s future growth. Jenn Lee, a respected figure with over eight years of exceptional service to TPI, will lead Vacation Planners as their new President. Jenn’s vision and dedication have been instrumental in shaping TPI’s success, and her leadership will undoubtedly propel the new franchise to new heights.


Dave Meihoefer, a seasoned professional with more than two decades of experience in the travel industry, is joining the TPI Family in a pivotal role. As the newly appointed Vice President of Sales and Engagement, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for supporting travel advisors. His extensive background underscores his commitment to excellence and his ability to foster meaningful relationships within the industry.


As TPI embarks on this exciting new chapter, the company reaffirms its dedication to the independent travel advisor community and its vision to impact lives worldwide through travel. With a solid foundation and a forward-looking strategy, TPI is set to continue its legacy of leadership and innovation in the travel industry.


About Travel Planners International


Travel Planners International is a leading network for travel professionals, providing resources, technology, and support to enhance their services, grow their businesses, and deliver unforgettable travel experiences. With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and excellence, TPI empowers travel advisors to succeed in today’s competitive industry.