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Travel company executive

John A. Martinen, American Travel company executive ( ind: service)travel company executive. Member of the United States Tour Operators Association (board directors, treasurer), American Society Travel Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Tour Operator Plan (chairman), Denver Academy Travel & Tourism (board directors), Lotos, Sky and Wings.


Martinen, John A. was born on June 26, 1938 in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, United States. Son of John Albert and Ina Helia (Jarvi) Martinen.


Bachelor of Science with highest honors, Michigan State University, 1960. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1963.


Assistant purser Grace Line Incorporated, New York York City, 1963—1965, chief purser, 1965—1969. Consultant Empresa Turistica International, Galapagos Cruises, Quito, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, 1969—1970. Regional manager Globus & Cosmos (Group Voyagers Inc.), New York City, 1970—1973, vice president, 1974—1976, executive vice president, 1977—1978, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1979—1992, Littleton, Colorado, 1993—1998, chairman, 1998.

President, Chief Executive Officer Vista Travel Ventures, Inc., Denver, 1999—2001. President Trafalgar Tours, Long Island City, New York, 2002. Principal Safe Passage International, Lakewood, Colorado, since 2003.


Board directors 366 Broadway Homeowners Association, New York City, 1983—1992, secretary, 1987—1992. Board directors Edbrooke Homeowners Association, Denver, 1992—2002, secretary, 1994—1997, president, 1997—2002. Member American Society Travel Agents (chairman tour operating program 1995-1999), United States Tour Operators Association (board directors 1993-1999, treasurer 1996-1997, secretary 1998-1999, chairman travel automation committee, 1990-1998), Academy Travel and Tourism (board advisors 1987-1992, New York, 1992-1901, Denver), Lotos Club New York, Wings Club (New York ), Columbine Country Club (Colorado), Denver Athletic Club, Skal Club(board directors), New York, American Tourism Society.


John Albert Martinen

Ina Helia (Jarvi) Martinen