Officials at luxury tour specialist Pacific Delight Tours have announced the retirement of Larry Kwan, the company’s president since 2009, after a 50-year-plus career in the industry. He will be succeeded by Eric Oborski, former InConTra chief and founder, who has held various leadership positions at prominent companies from Orient Paradise Tours to Japan Airlines.
Kwan joined Pacific Delight as Senior VP in 1973, working with late founder Francis Luk to grow the company into the industry leader it is today.
“Larry’s visionary leadership, hands-on approach and inspirational management style leaves some extremely large shoes to fill,” said Oborski, who assumes control as Pacific Delight’s new president effective immediately.
“We will continue to apply Larry’s time-tested strategy for providing uncompromised luxury, value and service as we expand into new geographical markets and build upon the fiercely loyal travel agent following Larry’s integrity has garnered,” Oborski noted.
Oborski brings decades of experience to Pacific Delight Tours with significant expertise within the Asia-Pacific region as well as global markets where the company’s unique brand of FiveStarPlus luxury would fulfill a vital need within the travel agent distribution channel.
He joined Pacific Delight Tours in 2013 as Executive Consultant – Global Destinations, where he’s guided the high-end operator’s expansion into new markets.
Working with the trade industry will continue to be a priority with Oborski at the helm as he believes in the selling power of travel agents. “Larry and his team have cultivated a great relationship with the retail community and we will continue to build on that as we roll out new destinations,” said Oborski.
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