Pursuit announces new leader for Alaska Collection
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Pursuit announced that Fernando Salvador has been promotedto the position of vice president and general manager of the Alaska Collection.Salvador, former general manager of Pursuit’s Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, will beresponsible for leading the team in Alaska to deliver unforgettable and inspiringexperiences to guests and staff.
“Fernando is a proven leader with over 15 years of industry experience in Alaska,”said David Barry, president of Pursuit. “His strong guest service focus and extensiveresort operations background make him an ideal leader for the AlaskaCollection. Great experiences are never cookie cutter. We believe local knowledgeand experience is key as we create iconic, unforgettable and inspiring guest andstaff experiences in the great state of Alaska.”
Prior to his leadership at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Salvador’s career has developed and grown over many years in a variety of national park resort rolesacross Alaska and Washington, including notable posts managing the Denali ParkVillage, McKinley Chalet Resort and the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.
“Pursuit has collected the very best in adventure travel experiences and lodging inAlaska’s most iconic destinations. I am honored to lead the team that brings theseexperiences to the thousands of guests that visit us each year,” stated Salvador. “As we continue to grow and evolve our Alaska business, I look forward to working moreclosely with our valued partners and clients as well as the larger Pursuit team.”
The Alaska Collection is one of the largest Alaska-based travel and tourismproviders, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences to visitors through a uniquecombination of land and marine sightseeing tours, accommodations and travel-planning services along the Seward-Talkeetna-Denali corridor. Experiences includethe Denali Backcountry Lodge, which was recently recognized by NationalGeographic as one the Top 10 Adventure Lodges in the World, Denali BackcountryAdventure, Denali Cabins, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Seward Windsong Lodge, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge and the world-renowned Kenai Fjords Tours.
Barry concluded, “Our Alaska Collection is very special and I know it is in great hands with Fernando. I am excited towelcome him to the Pursuit senior leadership team.”
Pursuit is a collection of inspiring, unforgettable experiences in Alaska, Montana, theCanadian Rockies and Vancouver, British Columbia. Pursuit’s world-class attractions, distinctive lodges and travel experiences help adventurous people from around theworld discover and connect withiconic locations, including Banff, Jasper, WatertonLakes, Glacier, Denali and Kenai Fjords national parks. From Alaska to western Canadato Montana, our attractions, tours and lodging let people feel the joy that comes with moments of awe and inspiration. Pursuit is part of Viad Corp. (NYSE: VVI). Formore information about Pursuit’s collection of experiences, visitwww.pursuitcollection.com.