JOURNEYS International Expands its Executive Team

Joey Lechtner to Head Marketing Efforts

Ann Arbor, Michigan - February 19, 2012 - JOURNEYS International is pleased to announce the addition of Joey Lechtner as its new Marketing Director.

In this new role, Lechtner leads JOURNEYS marketing division and is charged with developing and implementing programs to expand brand awareness and recognition of the company. He will oversee advertising, public relations, social media and other marketing initiatives.

This position is vital to the continued growth of JOURNEYS and our position in an evolving industry," said Robin Weber Pollak, president of JOURNEYS International. "Joey brings a wealth of experience in online marketing that will not only benefit our ongoing marketing efforts but drive the implementation of new marketing strategies to enhance our relationships with travelers and take JOURNEYS to the next level.

Lechtner joins JOURNEYS after nearly 20 years in retail, product, and e-commerce marketing.   Previously, Lechtner served as the Director of Marketing for Fry, Inc. and Director of Merchandising for, where he led the online merchandising and marketing efforts of the consumer facing Web site. He also spent five years with American Greetings as a Senior Product Manager.

Lechtner holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan.

About JOURNEYS International

JOURNEYS INTERNATIONAL is the longest standing family-owned global ecotourism company in the US offering full-service exotic, guided cross-cultural explorations, nature safaris, treks and eco-tours in remote corners of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Pacific. Founded by current directors Will and Joan Weber in 1978, JOURNEYS boasts an extraordinary record of client satisfaction and industry awards.

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