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David Pettigrew to join Diethelm Travel Group as Vice President Partner Development

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Thursday, 6 March 2008

Diethelm Travel Group has appointed David Pettigrew as Vice President Partner Development.

David Pettigrew is currently Asia Pacific Regional Director for the Hogg Robinson Group, a leading travel management company although he will not be involved in corporate travel in his new role.

Chief Executive Officer of DTG, John Watson, said, "I am delighted that David is bringing his skill and business experience to DTG. He has a strong track record of achievement in senior management positions and excellent connections throughout Asia. His appointment will allow us to fast-track our program of inbound expansion across Asia and beyond."

A well-known figure in the travel industry, David started his career in Asia as an officer in the Brigade of Gurkhas. Since then he has held a number of senior positions and is probably best known as the Managing Director and founder of Westminster Travel, one of Hong Kong's largest agencies. He also spent some time in UK and set up Asiaworld Travel, a tour operator specializing in Asia.

In his new role David will focus on inbound business expansion by identifying new business opportunities for the Diethelm Travel Group in countries where the company does not currently have a presence.

The appointment takes effect from 1st May 2008.

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