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aRes Travel provides innovative technologies and creative marketing strategies sustained by the direction of our passionate owners and strong executive leadership. Our corporate culture is focused on delivering high touch customer services at all client touch points. Our partners and affiliates enjoy a higher level of service and product flexibility not available through self service booking engine providers.

Meet the executive team:

Alan Suchodolski
President & CEO, aRes Travel
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Alan Suchodolski is the co-founder and President of aRes Travel. Alan has been integral to aRes Travel development as one of the industry’s leading providers of technology solutions for destination marketing organizations, theme parks and travel related websites. Alan has more than 20 years of hospitality experience. From guest services to online merchandising, Alan’s breadth of knowledge spans the full spectrum of the profession. Suchodolski’s formidable leadership has helped grow aRes Travel from its roots in Southern California leisure travel into a distribution network that spans the nation.

Keith Bockmier
VP of Finance, aRes Travel
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In the role of Vice President of Finance, Keith is responsible for overseeing the financial operations and fiscal accountability of the company. Keith is a graduate of San Diego State University and began his hospitality career at The Dana more than twenty years ago. He later worked as the Controller for the Holiday Inn Bayside and Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn before joining aRes Travel where he has served as CFO for over 9 years. Keith is an efficiency expert at heart. He is motivated by a passion for clean, no-nonsense management and believes that a strong internal foundation equates to higher productivity for the company’s affiliate, hotel and attraction partners.

Rob Kazmierski
VP, Business Development, aRes Travel
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As Vice President of Business Development, Rob is responsible for the acquisition of aRes Travel’s distribution partners including Destination Marketing Organizations, theme parks and geodomains. Rob graduated from San Diego State University’s Business School with a degree in Finance. His previous experience includes over 15 years of sales, marketing and corporate development for Internet related technology companies. Prior to joining ARES in 2002, Rob was with Kinzan, Inc. and was responsible for the Account Management of their top clients including Carlson Wagonlit Travel, AutoTrader, Maytag, Avon and Chase Merchant Services.

Wayne Blum
VP, Group Services, aRes Travel
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As Vice President of Group Services, Wayne's responsibilities include group housing and group overflow services. Wayne is a graduate of San Diego State University, a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA), and has over 25 years of hospitality experience. After several years in a variety of guest service and front office positions Wayne spent 15 years as the General Manager of The Dana on Mission Bay. Immediately prior to joining aRes Wayne served as the Vice President and General Manager of Tourwerks Sports & Entertainment Travel, a specialty Travel Agency focused on providing housing solutions for the touring entertainment industry. Wayne has worked as both a host and as an agent for a large variety of traveling groups, major city-wide events, national sports competitions and conventions. Wayne's knowledge and understanding of the hotel industry provides a great resource for aRes Travel Groups.

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