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Travel Trade Specialist Robert Eastman Joins Luxury Retreats as Part of the Business Development Team

January 7, 2017 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Luxury Retreats has announced today that Robert Eastman has joined the company in a business development consultancy role in support of strategic trade partnerships.

Eastman, who will be based in New York, will play an active role to further increase the company’s reach within the travel agency sector. As a resource in strategic trade partnerships, Eastman will be responsible for increasing the presence of Luxury Retreats in the travel agency community by cementing existing relationships and creating new strategic partnerships with key agency groups.

“Robert is a terrific addition to our team and will focus on growing our presence amongst travel agencies worldwide,” said Luxury Retreats founder and CEO, Joe Poulin. “Robert brings exceptional experiences and unique access to holistic partnerships; we are thrilled to welcome his support.”

Eastman has nearly 30 years of experience in the luxury villa industry on a business-to-business basis. Formerly, Eastman was a Managing Director for the luxury villa division of American Express. Most notably, Eastman founded Villas of Distinction, which became a leader in the field of Vacation Villa Rentals. He also previously worked as a Chief Operating Officer for Overseas Properties where he developed a significant number of residential properties in the New York area.

“After competing with Luxury Retreats for so many years, I am thrilled to be working with a company that has a portfolio with an unmatched breadth and depth,” said Eastman. “Besides being the largest private villa company in terms of sales volume, I truly believe that they are the best at what they do – with the finest service for their clients and most efficient interaction with supplier partners.”

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