An experienced travel industry leader in Australia, Martin Cowley, has been appointed chairman of the hotel booking and payment solutions provider The Lido Group.
Cowley has over the past 30 years held senior roles in some of the world’s most respected aviation and travel brands, including Cathay Pacific and Sabre Travel Network.
He currently serves as a director and board advisor to several successful and innovative travel ventures, including global settlement solutions provider Conferma, experiential travel specialist Alquemie (formerly Wilderness Australia) and hotel commission recovery service Net Trans.
For the past two years, Cowley has served as a strategic advisor to The Lido Group board, during which time the company has experienced significant growth by forging strong partnerships with some of Asia Pacific’s leading travel management companies (TMCs).
Cowley said this week he was looking forward to working more closely with The Lido Group’s management team, which includes managing director Steve Mackenzie and director of operations Peter Beveridge, to ensure the company’s ongoing success.
“The Lido Group is on an exciting and sustained growth trajectory, underpinned by its ability to collaborate with leading travel management companies to meet the needs of major corporations and government organisations,” Cowley said.
“I am immensely proud to be part of that story, and I look forward to seeing the company fulfil its potential.”
Cowley succeeds Brian Bridgewood, who founded The Lido Group in 1987 and has steered the company’s evolution from a boutique travel agency to an award-winning provider of fully-integrated accommodation booking and payment solutions to major corporations and government organisations in partnership with elite TMCs.
Edited by Peter Needham