17 July 2017

News Release: GTA further strengthens its global sales leadership team 

GTA announces today two senior appointments further strengthening its global sales team.

Alistair Roger will join the company on 17th July to take up the position of Senior Vice President Global Sales and Marketing. Alistair joins GTA from LateRooms.com where he was most recently Chief Commercial and Operating Officer. Alistair brings with him a wealth of travel industry experience having held a number of senior global sales and marketing positions at Hilton International and Travelocity/Lastminute.com. Commenting on his new role, Alistair said “I’m very pleased to be joining a respected industry player at such an exciting time. I very much look forward to working with our customers to help their businesses succeed and also ensure we continually add value in this competitive and growing segment”.

Hui Wan Chua will join the company on 1st August to take up the role of Vice President Asia Sales and Marketing. Hui Wan joins GTA from Zuji.com where she was Chief Executive Officer. Hui Wan has also held a number of senior roles in Asia at Travelport and Abacus. Commenting on her new role, Hui Wan said “Having been in the travel business in Asia for several years I’ve watched the growth of GTA with interest and envy and am thrilled to join the company and contribute to its further success and growth”.

Alistair will be based in London whilst Hui Wan will be based in Singapore.

Ivan Walter, CEO GTA commented “I am delighted to have such high calibre industry leaders join the GTA team. We are entering an exciting period of opportunity and change at GTA – for our own organisation and also for our clients and suppliers – with the announcement of our intention to join the Hotelbeds Group*. These new senior appointments will help us realise the huge potential we see within our industry”. *subject to regulatory approval

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GTA is an industry pioneer and a highly experienced, leading global distributor that provides travel companies with easy access to hotel accommodation and destination services. It sells approximately 40,000 room nights per day online. More than 40% of its turnover is sourced from fast-growing markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.