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Hunt & Palmer Names Karen Farquharson as Director of Business Development

June 4, 2018 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Hunt & Palmer today announced that Karen Farquharson has been named Director of Business Development. Karen joins to build upon the success of Hunt & Palmer’s US operations and to enhance the company’s penetration in the group air charter markets in the Americas and Caribbean.Paul McCluskey, Vice President of Commercial Aviation stated “We’re delighted Karen has chosen to join Hunt & Palmer. She is a leading light in the US charter airline industry and we have long admired her professionalism, outstanding client development skills and her advocacy for exceptional service, ethical best practices and education in the travel industry. Her ethos matches our own and she will illuminate our marque across all travel industry segments”.

Karen brings over 20 years of charter airline experience including her most recent role in senior management with XTRA Airways. After a successful career in retail management, Karen joined Miami Air International initially as a Flight Attendant and Purser before being promoted to senior VIP In-Flight Coordinator handling some of the airline’s most high profile and demanding clientele. She was then tapped to become the global face of Miami Air, serving as Marketing Manager and representing the company globally. During her airline career Karen gained expertise in every facet of airline operations, sales, marketing and product delivery.

Farquharson is also renowned within the travel industry as an advocate and leader having long been an active participant of FICP, MPI and many prestigious industry associations. She is a Past-President of Site (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) Florida & Caribbean chapter.

Karen will develop new group charter business and will represent Hunt & Palmer at industry trade shows and events throughout the Americas and Caribbean. She said “I’m delighted to be joining a company with a global reputation for excellence and service. I feel that Hunt & Palmer fosters my passion for high standards and that I have found a home where clients I’ve developed over the years will receive the care and attention they have come to expect from me personally and professionally. It is my mission to bring people together through travel and establish meaningful in-person connections. ”

For additional information contact Paul McCluskey – +1 386 275 1800 or Simon Edwards – +44 1293 558060

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