Travel industry leaders disscuss key topics and trends affecting tourism in the Balkan region.
New Deal Europe 2020 Forum was our keynote seminar dealing with the main issue in travel. We assembled senior travel industry figures, both buyers and suppliers, to address the issues affecting them, and discuss how to get through the Covid crisis. The debate shone a light on best practices to keep travel businesses afloat and suggested strategies to attract new business.
Jennifer Tombaugh is President of Tauck, the family-owned US-based tour operator serving all seven continents with more than 170 guided travel experiences and events for culturally curious travelers on land, small ship and river cruises. Jennifer oversees Tauck’s Worldwide Operations, Brand Management, Reservations, Guest Relations, Global Sales, and Digital & Direct Marketing teams.
Andrea Godfrey has worked for Regent Holidays for a total of 22 years starting in sales after graduation, and after a break working in Ukraine, returned to a General Manager role. In recent years, her role has involved mostly product and contracting in a wide variety of destinations from Iceland to Russia, including Ukraine and the Balkans.
Dominic Burke, Managing Director of Travel Centres has 40 years' experience in the travel agency sector in Ireland.. Travel Centres is Ireland's largest grouping of independently-owned and managed professional travel agents.
Antonia Urlic is the Executive Director of Croatian upscale hotel brand, Stories Luxury Hotels. She has previously held senior marketing and promotions roles at Valamar Hotels and Croatian Airlines and was the director of the tourism sector at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.
Alp Ozaman is an accomplished airline executive with 18 years of travel industry experience and has been the Regional Marketing Manager for Turkish Airlines in New York for the last 11 years. His role also encompasses tour operations and corporate sales. In addition Alp is a lecturer in the Hospitality Department at the School of Professional Studies, New York University. More info.
Lee Hayhurst has been one of the leading figures in British travel trade journalism over the last 14 years. As the Editor and Executive Director of Travolution, he is at the forefront of the technology and digital revolution in travel. Lee is a regular contributor to the UK’s leading trade magazine Travel Weekly and has covered various travel sectors including cruise, travel agents and tour operators. He regularly moderates both Travolution and partner events and conferences.
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