When Tom Mieczynski joined his family’s business, Donovan Travel in East Greenwich, RI, in 2011, the agency was already well regarded within Travel Leaders Group. It was in the midst of earning 20 straight Agency of Excellence awards (which “recognizes the greatest heights of leadership, business success and engagement”) and it was also a part of the network’s Leaders Group, which requires a minimum of $20 million in sales annually to maintain membership.
However, Mieczynski saw room for improvement and that was to create a brand-new strategy to serve affluent travelers.
“When I came on, the first thing I did was develop a luxury business plan for the company and take that forward,” says Mieczynski, who is Donovan Travel’s executive vice president / owner.
Tom Mieczynski says New Zealand (above) and Jordan are two of his favorite destinations.
Around that same time,…