Industry veteran quits

Martin Braunstein, a 43-year travel industry veteran and senior vice president of Industry Relations at for the past seven years, is leaving to explore new challenges in the travel industry having transitioned his responsibilities to a new supplier relations team at

“Marty Braunstein has provided with devotion and expertise that has helped build the organization since its inception,” said Steve Tracas, president and CEO of “He has further assisted us by transitioning the crucial supplier relations operation to a new management team.”

Prior to his position with, Braunstein was chairman and chief executive officer of SPACE, Travel Agents Marketing Consortium. In 1999, SPACE was purchased by Travel Associates Network (TAN) which subsequently became Braunstein entered the travel industry in 1963 opening Regency Travel Service and was one of the founders of SPACE and Leisure Time in 1969. is a travel services marketing organization currently serving a network of more than 5,700 travel agency locations across the U.S. and Canada.  Its membership network is focused on leisure travel distribution, accounting for nearly 30 percent of all travel agencies in North America.  With more than $15 billion in annual sales, - “Powered By Real Travel Agents” - is North America’s largest vacation selling network.

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