THE Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) has welcomed TTC’s local CEO David Hosking to the board, with his recruitment formally approved today in Sydney at the final meeting of 2023.
Hosking’s recruitment as an ATIA Director marks a return to the executive ranks for TTC, which was previously represented by former Contiki/Trafalgar boss Katrina Barry, who was elected to the board in 2021. Barry stepped down from the post in January 2022 to pursue a career change, leaving TTC unrepresented at ATIA until now.
“It’s been a massive year of achievement for ATIA and we are delighted to welcome a Director of David Hosking’s calibre to the Board and have TTC rejoin the Board,” ATIA Chair Tom Manwaring stated.
“David Hosking’s addition to the Board is testament to this commitment and to our ongoing efforts to embrace and support the rich tapestry of the Travel Industry.”
Hosking, who boasts a lengthy career in the travel industry, has been a Director of TTC Australia since 2012 and CEO since early 2021. In 1996, he established the TTC Geneva office, and in 2009 created the Swiss-based TreadRight Foundation alongside TTC Global CEO Brett Tollman.
Speaking on his new appointment, Hosking shared, “in my conversations with the Board and Dean over the past year, I’ve been very impressed with the vision to enhance the Association’s effectiveness and broaden industry representation at Board level. I am pleased to join the Board at this pivotal moment and contribute to ATIA’s dynamic future”.