CIE Tours Appoints Stephen Cotter As Managing Director

By Robert McHugh
CIE Tours Appoints Stephen Cotter As Managing Director

CIE Tours has announced the appointment of Stephen Cotter as its managing director.

Cotter will be responsible for overseeing all company operations in the US and Ireland.

Cotter has worked with CIE Tours for more than 20 years, having held leadership roles in the areas of finance and operations.

He most recently served as chief operations officer and had been interim managing director since October 2023.

‘Commitment To Excellence’

“Stephen has a deep understanding of the travel industry and has been a key member of the management team who developed and implemented the current business strategy,” said Lorcan O’Connor, CEO of CIE Group.


“His forward-thinking approach and commitment to excellence align perfectly with CIE Tours’ mission to be at the forefront of the tour operations industry.”


In recent years, CIE Tours has expanded its business to destinations including Iceland and Italy.

Last year, over 35,000 people travelled with CIE Tours, showing continuing demand for guided vacations.

‘Responsible Tourism’

“Through CIE Tours’ commitment to uplift communities, destinations, and the industry we serve, I believe we can build an even stronger offering, with responsible tourism at its core,” said Cotter.

“Working with our incredible staff in both Dublin and New Jersey, which includes my leadership team of CCO Rosanne Zusman and CFO Stacy Riback, I look forward to the continued success of CIE Tours as we meet the many opportunities to grow our business in the years ahead.”

Cotter also stated that the expansion of CIE Tours in Ireland and to other countries will be a key focus for him and the company.