|September 10, 2013|
GTA Promotes Andrew Hughes To Vice President, Asia Pacific Hotel Sourcing
|Global wholesaler of fully independent travel, GTA has promoted Andrew Hughes to Vice President of Asia Pacific Hotel Sourcing. Andrew, previously Head of Sourcing for the Middle East and Africa, has over a decade's worth of experience in the leisure and hospitality industry with senior level roles in the Middle East and Australia for widely respected international brands including IHG, Best Western and Movenpick as well opening Atlantis, The Palm Dubai.|
Andrew will relocate to Singapore from 1 September 2013 and will report to Martin Jones, GTA's Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing and Product Development.
Martin says: "Andrew has significant experience within the sales and the hospitality industry and I'm delighted that he will be taking a lead on our ambitious plans for the APAC region. I'm confident that his expertise will enable us to continue our success within this key region and further build our fantastic reputation with our hotel partners and service providers."
Andrew Hughes says: "I have very much enjoyed helping GTA develop its increasingly successful Midde East and Africa sourcing strategy and structure. This has been a fascinating, fast-moving and constantly rewarding region to work in, and I am now looking forward to a new challenge.
"Asia-Pacific is such an exciting region to be a part of. The development of hotel brands for increasingly sophisticated Asian travellers, rising wealth and all-round growth in many mature and emerging markets offer a wealth of opportunities for GTA and our partners. I'm looking forward to driving our sourcing strategy, expanding our accommodation portfolio and working to ensure travel businesses can continue to book the widest choice of accommodation at the right price for their clients."