Members & Award winners


Chris Photi, Head of Travel & Leisure - WHA

Manfredi Lefebvre d@Ovidio, Chairman - Silversea Cruises

Peter Stephens, Managing Director - The Lotus Group

Alastair Storey, Chairman & Chief Executive - WSH

Robin Hutson, Chairman & Chief Executive - Lime Wood Group & Home Grown Hotels

Albert Roux OBE KFO, Chairman - Chez Roux

Michel Roux OBE, Global Ambassador - Waterside Inn


Chris Corbin, Co-Founder - Corbin & King

Stephen Kaufer, President & CEO - TripAdvisor

Peter Kerkar, Group CEO - Cox & Kings

Jeremy King, Co-Founder - Corbin & King

Gerald Lawless, President & Group CEO - Jumeirah Group

Bill Munro, Chairman - Barrhead Travel

Stanley Tollman, Founder & Chairman - The Travel Corporation


Michael Batt, Founder & Co-Chairman – Travel Leaders Group

Chris Browne, Managing Director – Thomson Airways

Michael East, Managing Director – Gisby East

James Hogan, President & CEO – Etihad Airways

David Radcliffe, Chief Executive, Hogg Robinson Group Plc (HRG)


Mr Kuljinder Bahia, CEO – Southall Travel

Mr Peter Harris, Chairman - Bourne Leisure

Sir Moir Lockhead, OBE, Formerly Chief Executive – FirstGroup

Mr Steve Ridgway, CBE, Formerly CEO – Virgin Atlantic Airways

Mr Isadore Sharp, Founder & Chairman – Four Seasons Hotels


Geoffrey Kent, Founder & Executive Chairman - Abercrombie & Kent

Willie Walsh, CEO - International Airlines Group

Kurt Ritter, President & CEO - Rezidor Hotel Group

Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO - Royal Caribbean Cruises

Brian Souter, Chief Executive & Co-Founder - Stagecoach Group


Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman – Carlson

Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board & CEO - Carnival Corporation

Jim French CBE, Chairman & CEO – Flybe

Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chairman – VisitBritain


Mr Ian Allan, OBE, Founder, Ian Allan Travel

Mr Justin Fleming, Former President, ABTA

Mr John Hays, Managing Director, Hays Travel

Mr John McEwan, Chief Executive, Advantage Travel Centres


Mr David Dingle, CBE, Chief Executive, Carnival UK

Mr Michael Greenacre, Managing Director, The Co-operative Travel Group

Mr Richard Lovell, Former Chief Executive, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Mr James Sherwood, Founder & Director, Orient-Express Hotels


Mr Roger Allard, Chairman, All Leisure

Mr Thomas Cook, Founder, Thomas Cook

Dr Michael Frenzel, Chairman of Executive Board,TUI AG

Sir Keith Mills, Founder, AirMiles

Mr David Speakman, Chairman, Travel Counsellors


Mr Manny Fontenla-Novoa, CEO, Thomas Cook AG

Mr Joseph Gaggero, CBE, Chairman, Bland Group

Mr Trevor Harding, Managing Director, Travel Weekly

Mr Alan Parker, CBE, Chief Executive, Whitbread


The Hon Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman, Rocco Forte Hotels

Mr Sergio Mantegazza, President, Globus Travel Services

Mr Alan Spence, Managing Director, FCm Travel Solutions UK

The Rt Hon The Lord Sterling of Plaistow, GCVO, CBE, Life President, P&O Cruises


Mr Lloyd Dorfman, CBE, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Travelex Group

Mr Rod Eddington, Former Chief Executive, British Airways

Mr Maurice Flanagan, Vice Chairman and Group President, Emirates Group

Sir David Michels, Former Group Chief Executive, Hilton Group


Mr Harold Bamberg, CBE, Founder, British Eagle

Mr Dinesh Dhamija, Founder, Ebookers

Mr Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Founder, EasyJet

Mr Jose Antonio Tazon, President & CEO, Amadeus Global Travel Distribution


Sr Gabriel Barceló, Founder, Barceló Group

Mr Peter Bath MBE, Former Chairman, Bath Travel

Sr Miguel Fluxá, Chairman & Chief Executive, Iberostar Group

Mr Charles Gurassa, Former Chairman, TUI Northern Europe

Mr Clive Jacobs, Founder, Holiday Autos

Sr Antonio Llatas, Chief Executive Officer, Avis Spain

Sr Abel Matutes, Founder, Fiesta Hotels & Resorts

Mr Gordon Stewart, Founder, Sandals Resorts


Mr Sidney De Haan, Founder, Saga Group

Mr Harry Goodman, Founder, ILG

Mr Don Lunn, Chairman, Ayscough Travel

Mr Frank Olson, Chairman, Hertz


Mr Gabriel Escarrer, Chairman, Sol Melia Hotels

Mr Mike Gooley, CBE, Chairman, Trailfinders

Sir Freddie Laker, Founder, Laker Airways

Mr Peter Long, Chief Executive, First Choice


Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin

Mr Darryl Hartley-Leonard, Founder, Hyatt Hotels

Miss Erna Low, Founder, Erna Low

Mr Ramon Pajares, Former Managing Director, The Savoy

Mr Sidney Perez, Former Director, ILG & Global


Sir Michael Bishop, CBE, Chairman, BMI

Mr Paul Dubrule, Co-Founder, Accor Hotels

Mr Leonard Lickorish, CBE, Former Director General, British Tourist Authority

Mr Gérard Pélisson, Co-Founder, Accor Hotels


Mr Martin Brackenbury, Former Director, Thomson Travel Group

Mr Alun Cathcart, Chairman, Avis Europe

Sir Fred Pontin, Founder, Pontins

Mr Robert Crandall, Former Chairman, American Airlines


Mr David Crossland, Founder, MyTravel

Mrs Christel DeHaan, Founder, RCI

Mr James Hoseason, OBE, Founder, Hoseasons

Mr Brian Perry, Former Chairman, Hogg Robinson


Mr Billy Butlin, MBE, Founder, Butlins

Mr Curtis Carlson, Founder, Carlson Companies

Mr Harry Chandler, Co-Founder, The Travel Club of Upminster

Mrs Irene Chandler, MBE, Co-Founder, The Travel Club of Upminster

Mr Roger Davies, Former Chairman, Thomson Travel Group

Mr Peter Diethelm, Former Executive Chairman, Kuoni UK

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, Chairman, British Airways

Mr Adam Thomson, CBE, Founder, Caledonian Airways

Sir Hugh Wontner, GBE, CVO, Former Chairman, Savoy Group


Lord Forte of Ripley, Founder, Forte Hotels

Rt Hon Lord King of Wartnaby, Former Chairman & President, British Airways

Mr George Bales, Founder, Bales Worldwide

Mr James Moffat, Founder, AT Mays

Mr Vladimir Raitz, Founder, Horizon Holidays

Winners of the Business Achievement Award

2016: Jet2

2015: Patrick Dempsey OBE, Managing Director - Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants

2014: Carolyn McCall, CEO - easyJet

2013: Lord Deighton - LOCOG

2012: Travel Republic

2011: Willie Walsh, CEO - IAG

2010: Paul Evans, Chief Executive - Low Cost Travel Group

2009: Terry Fisher, Managing Director – Gold Medal Travel

2008: Rob Holden, CEO - London & Continental Railways Ltd

2007: Peter McHugh, Chief Executive – MyTravel Group

2006: Manny Fontenla-Novoa, Joint Chief Executive Officer – Thomas Cook

2005: Peter Long, Chief Executive – First Choice

Young Manager & Young Entrepreneur Winners


Young Manager - Tim Axe, Business Development Director - BaxterStorey

Young Entrepreneur - Harry Hastings, Co-Founder & Joint MD - Ocean Holidays


Young Manager - Alex White, UK Head of Sales - Princess Cruises

Young Enterpreneur - Omar Allibhoy, Owner & Exec Chef - Tapas Revolution Group


Young Manager – Helen Roberts, Head of Direct Sales – Kuoni

Young Entrepreneur – Simon Purchase, Managing Director – Cruising Excursions


Young Manager – John Milburn, Head of Operations – Hays Travel

Young Entrepreneur – Renaldo Scheepers, CEO – A2B Travel Extras


Young Manager - Graeme Milne, General Manager – Corporate Traveller

Young Entrepreneur - Greg Marsh, Founder of Onefinestay


Young Manager – Tom O’Connor, Head of Sales UK & Ireland - Travelzoo

Young Entrepreneur – James Cole, Managing Director - Cruise 118


Young Manager – Melanie Bower, VP Destinations - Travelzoo

Young Entrepreneur – Tom Marchant, Founder - Black Tomato


Young Manager – Steven Vaughan, MD - Club 18-30

Young Entrepreneur – Chris Loughlin, MD - Travelzoo


Young Manager – Liz Savage, MD, Monarch Scheduled

Young Entrepreneur – Hugo Burge, Chief Executive, Cheapflights


Young Manager – Jason Geall, Head of UK Sales - Eurostar

Young Entrepreneur - Jason Fry, Founder -


Young Manager - Tim Cordon, General Manager, Radisson SAS Hotel London Stansted Airport


Young Manager - Jeannette Linfoot, Head of Product - Thomas Cook

Young Entrepreneur - Oliver Brendon, MD - Attraction Tickets Direct


Young Manager - Katherine Gershon, Head of Thomas Cook TV


Young Manager - Christopher Rawstron, GM -Hilton Gatwick Airport


Young Manager - Lindsey Allardyce, Group Marketing Services Director – JMC Holidays