Name: Andy Bennett
Position: Director of Business Development
Location: Gold Coast
Contact: email@example.com Mobile +61 (0) 407 737720Andy started his tourism career direct from school with a small single UK travel agency named Travelbag, where he worked for many years as a retail agent. With the outstanding growth of Travelbag, Andy developed also, initiating and developing the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Product Department.
Over the coming years, Andy developed and launched Travelbag product into North America and Southern Africa and became the General Product Manager overseeing all product issues for Travelbag before becoming Travelbag’s first off shore employee based on the Gold Coast in Australia as Director and General Product Manager of Travelbag (Australia) Pty Ltd responsible for all purchasing, product development and marketing initiatives for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
This position increased to Group Purchasing Manager when Bridge the World was acquired by Travelbag and Andy continued in this role when Ebookers acquired Travelbag.
A deep knowledge and understanding of best product management practices coupled with his immense experience of all standards of product throughout Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific regions positions Andy as the preeminent wholesale product expert of the region.
He is responsible for the purchasing and development of all product in the Asia Pacific region for STA Travel Global division.