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TTC Announces Matthew Cameron-Smith, Md Of Trafalgar, As New Managing Director of AAT Kings

February 13, 2019 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Longstanding Managing Director of Trafalgar Australia, Matthew Cameron-Smith, has been internally promoted to the role of Managing Director of AAT Kings & Inspiring Journeys from the 1st April 2019 following the resignation of Hans Belle in January.

For Cameron-Smith, this follows an extremely successful eight years at the helm of Trafalgar.  In this new role, he will lead the AAT Kings team of more than 400 staff and the acclaimed Australia and New Zealand portfolio across Guided Holidays, Short Breaks and Day Tours as well as well as its Small Group Journeys collection, Inspiring Journeys.

Cameron-Smith will remain at Trafalgar until March 31st to ensure a continued 2019 selling season as well as a seamless transition for Trafalgar’ Australia’s next Managing Director.   Additionally, Hans Belle is remaining at AAT Kings for a period to help manage a smooth transition to Matthew.

Matthew Cameron Smith comments: “I am very proud and excited to start this next chapter in my career.   I am thrilled to be able to do so whilst remaining within the TTC family, which I know and have a great passion for.  I want to thank Gavin Tollman for an amazing eight years of support at Trafalgar. I look forward to working with the AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys teams to build on the current momentum.”

The Travel Corporation Chief Executive Australia, John Veitch comments: “Matthew has played an integral role in the triumphs of Trafalgar over the last eight years. His strong commercial skills and business acumen, strategic thinking, internal and external stakeholder relations, motivational leadership style and passion for our brands will be a real asset to AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys. We are delighted that he has progressed within the TTC family.”  Veitch added, “Hans has played an important role in the ongoing development and success of AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys during his past two years with the company and we support him throughout this time and in to the future.”

Hans Belle – Managing Director of AAT Kings and Inspiring Journeys says: “I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to John and the Tollman family for their support. Being part of the TTC and AAT Kings family was incredibly rewarding – we have a fabulous team. Having the opportunity to really explore and share the beauty of my Australian backyard with AAT Kings was an absolute privilege and I am particularly proud and excited about the new Inspiring Journeys itineraries for 2019.”

Trafalgar will commence the search for the new managing director of its market leading brand in Australia. CEO Trafalgar, Gavin Tollman says: “This is an incredible and unique opportunity to join the global leader in Guided Holidays across all seven continents. We are calling upon the industry for an innovator to take our 72-year Legacy and continue to drive the ongoing success and evolution of our brand, look after our valued Agent Partners and present The Good Life to our 5 million+ happy guests.”

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