Thailand-based Centara Hotels & Resorts has
appointed Complete Travel Marketing as its new regional sales
representative for Australia and New Zealand. The company is based
in North Sydney, Australia.
“We are very pleased indeed to be appointing
Complete Travel Marketing to act for us in these two markets,
which are of increasing importance to us,” said Chris Bailey,
senior vice president for sales and marketing at Centara Hotels &
Resorts. “The company's senior management personnel
represent a total of more than 40 years' experience in the travel
and hospitality industry, and enjoy international respect.”
Complete Travel Marketing was founded by Charlie
Ridout and Jonathan Milburn. Charlie has more than 20 years' experience in the global travel industry in a variety of roles,
having begun his career in the UK on the frontline at Europe's largest independent travel retailer. Subsequently he ran the sales
and product departments at the world's oldest travel company,
implementing new FIT and group programmes to all parts of the
globe. Now based in Australia, Charlie has been responsible for
procurement and product development across Asia, North America,
Fiji and the Pacific Islands.
Jonathan's 20 years'
experience in the Australian travel industry across many different
roles extends across all facets of the wholesale model from
product management to marketing management at both a micro
(product) and macro (destination) level. He is also an
accomplished presenter after spending many years conducting
product training to front line reservations and sales staff.
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