2005 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Tour operator Felix Jimenez to preside WATA

Dominican Felix Jimenez will preside over the executive board of the World Association of Travel Agents. Jimenez takes over the top post of the global network of leading travel agents from outgoing president Marc Dans (of Brussels International Travel Service in Belgium). WATA association, created in 1949, is an internationally recognized network of leading travel professionals who provide services to individual travellers, incentives and special interest groups in main markets round the globe.

WATA chose Jimenez for his strong background in wholesale and retail travel sales and his proven skills as a tourism marketing strategist. Based in Toronto, Jimenez is the founder of the Dominican Travel Group Turinter in the Dominican Republic. Previously he served as president of the Dominican Republic Association of Tour Operators, before opening his own tourism marketing agency in Canada, Perfect Destinations in 1998. See www.wata.net