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Topdeck Travel Sets New Leadership Direction

September 19, 2017 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Leading group travel provider for 18-30 somethings, Topdeck Travel, has officially announced the appointment of Joe Ponte as their new Global General Manager following 18 months of success as GM for the brand’s Asia Pacific region. Topdeck has also appointed Ben Ittensohn as Regional Manager Asia Pacific, as 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of Ittensohn working for the youth tour operator.

Joe Ponte’s new role has been relocated to the company’s London headquarters to immerse himself in the global product, operations and management teams of the business. Ponte boasts an impressive background, having served as General Manager Asia Pacific at Topdeck Travel, Customer Experience and Marketing at Insider Journeys, Director at Brand USA and National Manager, Customer and Marketing at Stockland and Flight Centre, respectively. Ponte brings a market-driven/customer-centric approach to the role along with a passion for making people thrive, which will contribute to maintaining the company’s unique value proposition, innovating the product in line with ephemeral demand and diversifying source markets to meet Topdeck’s aggressive growth targets over the next five years.

Ponte commented on his appointment: “While I’ll surely miss the passionate team I’ve had the pleasure of cultivating in our Asia Pacific region, I’m thrilled to be working more closely with the strong teams based out of our London headquarters and taking the company’s customer orientation to new heights through product innovation.

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