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Friday,  April 19, 2024 11:13 AM 

Judy Makara joins Sandos as BDM for Quebec & Atlantic Canada

Judy Makara joins Sandos as BDM for Quebec & Atlantic Canada
Judy Makara has joined Sandos Hotels & Resorts as a BDM for Quebec & Atlantic Canada. (Supplied)

PAX now knows which company Judy Makara has landed at.

After a successful 13 years of working at Barcelo Hotel Group, Makara has left the hotelier to accept a position at Sandos Hotels & Resorts as a business development manager for Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

Makara succeeds Maryanne Dubé, who recently left Sandos to become director of business development at Exoticca for Quebec and New Brunswick. (Ms. Dubé succeeded Anne Palardy in March 2022).

Sandos says it is delighted to welcome Makara. “Judy brings a wealth of experience to this role and we are excited to have her lead our growth initiatives in these key regions Welcome, Judy, to our team! We look forward to reaching new heights together,” the company said in a statement.

Sandos operates around ten properties worldwide, including four in Mexico – namely Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, Sandos Cancun, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos.

New chapter, same quality of service

Makara previously revealed to PAX that she had left Barcelo to begin a new career chapter in the travel industry.

“I now have a granddaughter. I will be 60 in July. It's time to redesign my life!” she said in an interview earlier this month. 

At the time, Makara was tight-lipped about what company she was moving to, but assured her travel agent and tour operator partners that her level of service and availability to clients “will not change.”

Prior to Barcelo, Makara worked at several travel companies, including Costa Cruise Line and Travel Success Group (as a BDM) as well as Sunwing (as director of reservations and customer service).

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