Travel Answers Announces New Sales Manager Hire

Bellevue, WA, April 1, 2024:

Luxury global travel wholesaler Travel Answers, comprising the brands of Down Under Answers, Africa Answers, Asia Answers, Travel2 and Islands in the Sun, has announced a new appointment to their sales team. Michael Brown has joined Travel Answers as the National Account Sales Manager this past month.  

In this role, he will be reporting to Jeff Adam, Director of Sales, Travel Answers. His main focus will be to closely align with the company’s travel agent partners and consortia for the purpose of further developing and growing agent relationships across the destinations that the brand serves in the luxury travel industry.  

Michael is thrilled to return to the travel industry after a hiatus acting as Marketing Manager, North America for Frontiers Media, a Swiss-based open access scientific research publisher. Previously, Michael enjoyed 8 years of travel industry experience as Arredondo Wigginton Marketing’s Market Development Manager, representing Tourism and Events Queensland, Spicers Retreats, Art Series Hotel Group, and Crown Hotels in the North American Market. 

"Travel Answers is focused 100% on the travel agency community. The addition of Michael to our exceptional sales team will increase our ability to serve our longstanding relationships across the thousands of travel advisors that we work with every day in providing luxury travel opportunities across our many destinations,” says Kirk Demeter, Travel Answers president and CEO. “Michael’s expertise and industry knowledge, as well as his deep relationships especially across our key destinations of Australia and New Zealand tourism community will strengthen our ability to better manage the expectations and needs of travel agents and their travelers." 

In this new role, Michael will work with agents to raise the awareness of all of Travel Answers’ destinations of Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Africa and Asia. In doing so, he will empower agents to sell these destinations proactively and will also represent Travel Answers at trade and agent events as well as manage the distribution of the brands marketing initiatives, travel agency incentives and promotions.  

Michael resides with his family in his hometown of Austin, Texas. 

About Travel Answers  

Travel Answers is a leading provider of independent vacation experiences to destinations including Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific Islands, Africa and Asia. The company operates through five distinct wholesale brands: Down Under Answers, Africa Answers, Asia Answers, Travel2, and Islands In The Sun, within the Travel Answers family of brands. 

At the heart of every tailor-made journey we curate stands our team of Destination Specialists. Our team has lived and immersed themselves in the countries we offer.  This intimate knowledge allows us to craft highly bespoke and personalized itineraries, ensuring every traveler's experience is nothing short of extraordinary. 

Founded in 1995 by Owner/CEO Kirk Demeter, Travel Answers has established itself as a trusted partner in the travel industry, known for its commitment to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.   We are proud to be a USTOA Active member.