Kieron Keady

Name: Kieron Keady
Position: Executive Vice president, North America
Location: Los Angeles
Contact: kieron.keady@trav.com.au  Tel: +1 310 536 6699

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kieron Keady grew up in the travel industry.  His father Michael Keady founded Brendan Tours, the first United States operator of charter flights from the United States to Europe. 

Kieron graduated from UCLA with an English degree, while working in the mailroom at tour operator Continental Express.  Upon leaving school he began in agency sales for K Lines Hellenic Cruises, then joined Australia’s Telford Hotel group as North American Sales Manager.  He then spent 14 years with AAT Kings Tours as International Sales & Marketing Manager and General Manager, North America.

From 2000 to 2009 Kieron headed Qantas Vacations and Jetabout Asia Vacations, moving a significant number of North American travelers to Australia, the South Pacific and Asia each year. 

Kieron has long and successful experience coordinating major tourism campaigns, working with NTOs, regional tourism boards, airlines and destination stakeholders in driving measurable results. 

He has extensive experience in media purchase, all aspects of digital and social media, website development, television, print, radio and direct marketing campaigns.  As a company spokesperson he has broad public relations experience, appearing on national television in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti and Malaysia.

For the past two years Keady has headed North American sales and marketing for TravelMole, the global newswire for the tourism and travel industry, and is currently launching TravelMole Bamboo, an application that monetizes Facebook and Twitter.

Kieron has a strong sense of commitment and a keen sense of humor. Kieron and family reside in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach, CA

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