After many weeks of discussion, I'm very pleased to announce that Pru Goudie will be joining The Adventure Connection this month, bringing with her more than 25 years' experience of working in adventure travel at senior management level.
Pru is a former council member of AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) and has been the main organiser of the supplier/buyer marketplace at the Adventure Travel Conference since it was introduced two years ago. What will she do for The Adventure Connection?
She will work alongside Emily to strengthen our representation function as well as taking on overall management of events (now becoming a major part of our marketing effort for introductions to tour operators and agents). Her title will be 'Representation and Events Manager'.
Pru knows the industry from top to bottom and brings massive experience of dealing with tour operators, DMCs, tourist boards, journalists and a variety of other trade partners.
Pru has been managing her own consultancy company for two years and will continue to work with a few clients in collaboration with The Adventure Connection.
I am very excited that Pru is joining us and about the collaboration between the two companies (two plus two equals five and all that...). She's already bonded really well with the team over recent years so this feels like a very natural fit.
Events coming up soon... Pru will be full-time and officially starts on Monday 17 Sep. She will also join us for the Taste of PATA event in London on Tues 11 Sep; the Wildlife Safari & Travel Show in Harrogate 28/29 Sep; World Travel Market, London 05-07 Nov; the Adventure Travel Conference in January to name a few.
We'll be doing a trade press release about this soon so you might hear about this through trade press. You heard it here first!
Any questions, please ask me.