LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL STAGE – Sunday, 2:40 pm
An informative discussion about expertly planned and professionally guided travel. Also, small-group touring – reinvented. Join Vivian Vassos, Executive Editor at Zoomer Magazine in conversation with John Goranson, Business Development Manager at Collette.
Vivian Vassos, Executive Editor, ZOOMER magazine
Vivian Vassos has been a prominent editor in the Canadian publishing landscape for more than two decades. Currently the Executive Editor at ZOOMER magazine, she has been part of the award-winning staff since its launch in October of 2008.
Having held many roles with high profile publications, Vivian has lead various teams – including more than a decade with FLARE Magazine as its executive editor where she spear-headed coverage in fashion, beauty and entertainment. As the creative lead on special interest publications, she helmed their first-ever sister publication, FLARE Pregnancy.
Prior to ZOOMER she was the Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Scoop and was also a Contributing Editor of Gardening Life.
At ZOOMER and everythingzoomer.com, Vivian oversees a multi-platform suite of editorial including print, digital and social media. As the magazine’s resident travel specialist she frequently visits and reports from destinations around the world and curates itineraries for the Zooming: Travel Club.
John Goranson, Business Development Manager at Collette
John Goranson is a Business Development Manager with Collette for British Colombia. He assists travel agencies in ensuring extraordinary travel experiences for our travelers with Collette’s unique travel products, and packages. John is passionate about providing top notch service to travel professionals and travelers to ultimately fulfill travel dreams. When he is not talking about travel you can find him on the beach playing volleyball, in the mountains hiking, or in the middle of the bushes on a golf course.