As part of the growing sales team, Centara Hotels & Resorts would like to welcome Popo Hartopo as Group Director of Sales for Pacific Region (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia & Bed Banks) and Bradley Taylor as the Director of Sales for the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Popo Hartopo brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the Centara product from his previous experience as Product Manager with Flight Centre Travel Group in Sydney, Australia. While with Flight Centre from 2007 to 2014, Hartopo was a representative of the Centara brand. Hartopo also held the position of Product Manager at The Travel Spirit Group in Sydney, Australia.
Previously to joining Centara, Hartopo worked in Bangkok as the Director of Sales & Marketing for Phuket Graceland Resorts & Spa and SENTIDO Graceland Khao Lak Resort & Spa.
“It is a pleasure to have Popo join our team here at the corporate office as I have worked with him for many years while he was at Flight Centre. He is a true ambassador for the Centara brand who is passionate about our destinations and our product as well as is highly regarded by his peers,” shares Chris Bailey, Chief Operating Officer for Centara Hotels & Resorts.
Bradley Taylor, Director of Sales for the Maldives and Sri Lanka started his career in 2007 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Sri Lanka as the Sales & Marketing Manager. He then moved to GoVacation Sri Lanka where he was the Head of Product and Sales from 2013 to 2015 before joining the corporate sales team at Centara.
“Brad brings a solid background in sales as well as his knowledge of the key feeder markets. We see opportunities for growth in both The Maldives and Sri Lanka where tourism is strong and gaining more awareness and momentum,” comments Chris Bailey, Chief Operating Officer for Centara Hotels & Resorts.
As Centara continues grow, the need for greater attention in key markets has spurred the expansion of the sales team in the corporate office as well as in the international offices.