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Vice President Sales and Vice President Operations Join Brewster Team

Eric Whittle and Stuart Back ready to lead Brewster team into an exciting upcoming year.

Banff, Alberta (September 11, 2014) – Brewster Travel Canada (Brewster) is pleased to announce new leadership of its Sales and Operations teams. Eric Whittle assumed his new position last week as Vice President Sales for the Viad Travel & Recreation Group, made up of Brewster, Glacier Park, Inc. and Alaska Denali Travel. Banff tourism operations specialist Stuart Back will join the team on September 17 as Vice President Operations, Brewster. Whittle and Back will report to David McKenna, President of Brewster.
 
Whittle brings to the team extensive knowledge of the western Canadian tourism industry. His past experience leading the Sales teams at The Adventure Group Whistler, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Intrawest/Panorama Mountain Village will lend itself well to his new role. Whittle’s strong foundations within the tourism business development community will be a great asset in leading the collaborative efforts of the Viad Travel & Recreation Sales team members.

Back’s experience as Interim CEO and Director, In Resort Services at Banff Lake Louise Tourism make him the ideal leader for the Brewster Operations team. He is an expert in strategic planning and implementation and has over 15 years of operational experience in leading teams in diverse situations. Back is well versed in stakeholder engagement and the unique processes of operating in one of Canada’s most highly regarded national parks.
 
“We are delighted to have such seasoned hospitality professionals as Stuart and Eric on board the team” said McKenna. “As we continue to grow our operations, we are pleased to have Stuart and Eric with us to ensure that we continue to provide the superior experiences and service for which Brewster is renowned.”

About Brewster Travel Canada
For more than a century, Brewster Travel Canada has been delivering premium Canadian travel experiences to the global market by connecting travelers to one of the world’s most spectacular natural locations. Brewster’s guiding principles are based on integrity through ethical practices, environmental stewardship, excellence in customer service and product delivery, and strength through growth and sustainable development. With expertise in travel planning, transportation, hospitality and attractions, Brewster Travel Canada has set the standard of excellence for authentic travel experiences in Canada. Brewster is part of the Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) Travel & Recreation Group, which also includes Glacier Park, Inc. and Alaska Denali Travel.  For more information about Brewster, please visit www.brewster.ca.
 
About Viad
Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company. Viad operates through its Marketing & Events Group, composed of Global Experience Specialists, Inc. and affiliates, and its Travel & Recreation Group, composed of Brewster Travel Canada, Glacier Park, Inc., and Alaska Denali Travel. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.viad.com.

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