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Mike Bonner - Founder TourSalesWeston, Fla. – Michael S. Bonner is co-founder of and Shore Excursions Group, which both offer high-quality, competitively priced tours in all of the major tourist destinations throughout the world. He is a leading travel professional with extensive experience in the cruise industry and global tour operations.

Together with partner Brad Miller, Bonner debuted in 2013, capitalizing on the success of their 2009 founding of Shore Excursions Group, now the largest independent shore excursions company in the world. For their joint ventures, the partners leveraged relationships established with ground operators throughout their combined 40-year careers, resulting in a collection of 2,500 popular and special interest day tours and activities.

Prior to establishing Shore Excursions Group, Bonner was chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s ScholarShip division, responsible for the 2007 launch of a global, ship-based higher education business in partnership with a network of leading universities from around the world. He joined Royal Caribbean in 1997, where he led the strategic planning, corporate planning, and business development functions throughout his 10 years with Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Bonner spearheaded the launch of Royal Celebrity Tours, a new division selling multiple day tour packages in global destinations including Alaska, Europe, and Australia.

His career also includes a position as senior vice president of strategy and business development for Viking River Cruises, managing U.S. operations for the river cruise company with ships deployed on major rivers in Western Europe, Russia, and China.

Bonner received a dual bachelor of arts in economics and psychology at Stanford University before joining Princeton Economics Group in 1989 as an analyst and antitrust consultant. He earned a master of business administration from Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School in 1994 and then joined the Cleveland-based management consulting firm Booz Allen as an associate for its engineering and manufacturing group.

Throughout his career he has demonstrated the ability not only to develop business strategies and identify new business growth opportunities but also to execute those strategies, contributing to the success of and Shore Excursions Group.

Mike Bonner resides in Weston, Fla., near Miami.

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