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ABTA Elects Alistair Rowland as New Chairman

The new ABTA Chairman Alistair Rowland. Photo Source: ABTA Magazine

The new ABTA Chairman Alistair Rowland. Photo Source: ABTA Magazine

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) Board of Directors recently elected Alistair Rowland, Chief Retail Officer of Mid-Counties Co-operative Ltd, as its new Chairman, following its recent annual general meeting.

Having served on the ABTA Board of Directors for the last seven years, representing retail members with a turnover of over £20 million, Alistair takes up his position with immediate effect.

“Alistair has served with distinction on our Board of Directors and his expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm will be invaluable in our ongoing work to support our members and their customers as well as helping to deliver ABTA’s business plan,” said ABTA Chief Executive Mark Tanzer.

Alistair succeeds Noel Josephides, Chairman of Sunvil Holidays, who steps down after six years, completing his term in office.

Tanzer also extended his thanks to Josephides for the “exceptional contribution” he has made to the association throughout his six years in office.

“I look forward immensely to taking on my new role as Chairman of the UK’s leading travel association [ABTA]. Now, more than ever, it is vital that we have an association that represents the voice of the industry, supports the needs of its members and helps their customers to feel confident in travelling,” Alistair said.

ABTA has around 1,200 Members, with a combined annual UK turnover of £38 billion.

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