WTTC appoints Caroline Plant as Business Development Director

2012-08-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announces the appointment of Caroline Plant to the position of Business Development Director. Ms Plant was previously Group Marketing Director for Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G.).

Reporting to WTTC’s President & CEO, David Scowsill, Ms Plant will be responsible for generating membership, driving sponsorship revenues and developing new business opportunities by working closely with WTTC Members. She will take up her new position on 20 August 2012.

At Manchester Airport, Ms Plant also served an interim position as Aviation Director. Previous to that Caroline has served as Deputy Commercial Director for the Regional Airports Division within M.A.G.; Head of Marketing for Avro plc, the flight-only consolidator within the Monarch Group and Head of Corporate Sales for Virgin Atlantic Airways.

David Scowsill said: ‘I’m delighted to welcome Caroline on board. With her 15 years of extensive sales, marketing and commercial experience she will be a great addition to the team at WTTC, as we drive out the message of Travel & Tourism’s social and economic importance to more people in more parts of the world.’

To read Caroline’s full biography, please click here: www.wttc.org/our-mission/organisation/

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Note to Editors:

The World Travel & Tourism Council is the global authority on the economic and social contribution of Travel & Tourism. It promotes sustainable growth for the industry, working with governments and international institutions to create jobs, to drive exports and to generate prosperity.

In 2011 Travel & Tourism accounted for 255 million jobs globally. At US$6.3 trillion (9.1% of GDP) the sector is a key driver for investment and economic growth. For more than 20 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council has been the voice of this industry globally. Members are the Chairs, Presidents and Chief Executives of the world’s leading, private sector Travel & Tourism businesses. These Members bring specialist knowledge to guide government policy and decision-making, raising awareness of the importance of the industry as an economic generator of prosperity.

Media contact:

WTTC Communications Director: Toby Nicol
Tel: (+44) 20 7481 6483
toby.nicol@wttc.org – www.WTTC.org

WTTC Media Relations Manager: Anja Eckervogt
Tel: (+44) 20 7481 6484
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