Jeff Skinner has been appointed General Manager
of Tour East Australia.
Mr Skinner will be responsible for all aspects
of the company’s Australian international inbound operation as
well the company’s Indian operation into Australia.
Mr Skinner is well known on the Australian
travel industry scene. He has previously worked in General Manager
roles with Tourism Queensland, Territory Discoveries, the Sydney
Aquarium Group and the Gazebo Hotel Group. He was also head of
marketing at Qantas & Viva Holidays’ ‘Readyrooms’ division.
His overseas experience includes a Managing
Director role in the UK with Top Deck Travel’s wholesale division
before he relocated to Australia to manage the company after it
became part of the Flight Centre Travel Group.
Immediately prior to his appointment with Tour
East, Mr Skinner was director of the Dynamic Tourism Group and
Chairman of the Global Tourism Network, organisations he founded
“He is well respected on both the Australian and
international travel scene,” said Tour East Holdings’
Singapore-based CEO & president, Shigeyuki Suzuki. “More to the
point he has a proven, results driven management background and we
see him as being instrumental in consolidating Tour East
Australia’s strong position in this key area of our business and
further building growth. We are delighted to have him join the
Tour East senior management team – Jeff is a great fit for this
company’s corporate culture and future direction.”
Mr Skinner will be based in the company’s Kent
Street, Sydney offices.