July 16, 2024

ALTOUR appoints MICE global leader

ALTOUR, the corporate division of Internova Travel Group, has appointed Cindy D’Aoust as Senior Vice President, Global MICE.

She will lead ALTOUR’s MICE businesses, which are being merged under the Your Event Solutions (YES) brand.

Over a career spanning more than 20 years, D’Aoust’s roles have included Chief Operating Officer of Meeting Professionals International and Senior Vice President at Maritz Travel Company, leading its strategic meeting management operations. Most recently she was President American Queen Voyages.

In her new position, D’Aoust’s goal will be to continue scaling ALTOUR’s MICE businesses and further develop its team.

ALTOUR’s MICE businesses include YES, the event planning agency founded in the UK by Sue Gill  in 2001 and acquired by Internova in 2019. The portfolio also includes the MICE divisions of ALTOUR and Travel Leaders Corporate in the US, as well as On Tempo, the Mexico City-based event planning division of Corporate Travel Services (CTS).

Gill will transition into a role as senior advisor to the Internova leadership team. She will provide “strategic direction relating to the company’s key initiatives and operational efficiencies”.

“By adding Cindy to our team and broadening Sue’s focus to include all of Internova, we are confident that our YES business will continue to grow,” said Gabe Rizzi, President, ALTOUR.