Pierre LePage is stepping down from his role at The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO), where he served as the executive director for the last 15 years.
LePage will depart the association at the end of August.
“We are extremely grateful to Pierre for his leadership over the years,” said Brett Walker, general manager Canada, Collette, and Chair of CATO. “His knowledge and experience in the industry has been invaluable to the organization and the various executive teams, stewarding CATO through good times and bad.”
LePage has seen the tour operator organization through regulatory and legislative issues, hurricanes, SARS, MERS, H1N1 and most recently –COVID 19.
“It has been an honour to work with so many of Canada’s leading tour operators during my time at CATO,” said LePage. “Of course, our industry has never been through anything like this pandemic, which is causing so much disruption and financial hardship for our industry. But I know that the industry will prevail, get through this and prosper.”
CATO will be conducting a search for a new executive director at a later date.
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