The Unique Tourism Collection (UTC) has appointed Malene Bertelsen to the newly created role of Director of Business Development.
Based in Perth, Ms Bertelsen will be responsible for developing corporate and group business within the client portfolio of Sydney-based UTC, which in 2017 is celebrating 25 years of luxury travel tourism marketing and communications representation.
With more than 25 years’ experience across the luxury hospitality industry, Ms Bertelsen has developed an impressive network of contacts and excellent reputation with sales, combined with a strong understanding of niche markets.
She started her career in London working for respected hotels including InterContinental London and The Dorchester.
Joining COMO Hotels and Resorts in 1996 as Sales Manager, forming part of COMO Metropolitan London’s pre-opening team, Ms Bertelsen went on to become Director of Sales until 2003 when she left to start her own hotel representation company, with a number of independent contemporary properties in the UK and European markets.
Ms Bertelsen moved to Australia in 2008 taking up the role of Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Oceania for Design Hotels, responsible for developing the Design Hotels brand in Australia and New Zealand, before taking a two-year sabbatical from travel.