Four travel industry personalities to join Hall of Fame

Four travel industry personalities to join Hall of Fame

Four well-known industry ­personalities are to join the prestigious British Travel ­Industry Hall of Fame, now in its 15th year.

Finalists have also been announced for young entrepreneurs and managers, with the winners due to be announced on the night.

The new members, who will be inducted on April 28, are:

  • David Dingle: Carnival UK chief executive
  • Mike Greenacre: The Co-operative Travel Group managing director
  • Richard Lovell: Former Carlson Wagonlit Travel president EMEA and Latin America
  • James Sherwood: Orient-Express Hotels founder and director

The event will also see Gold Medal Travel Group group managing director Terry Fisher receive the Business Achievement Award, sponsored by Preferential Travel Insurance.

Awards for young entrepreneur and young manager of the year, sponsored by Barclays Commercial Travel Team, will be handed out. This year’s young entrepreneur finalists are Ocean Florida joint founders Harry and George Hastings; Travelzoo managing director Chris Loughlin and Destinology founder Dominic Speakman.

Young manager finalists are FCm Travel Solutions area leader Kate Davey; The Co-operative Travel Group head of marketing Ruth Evans; Stella Travel Services director of marketing Andy Freeth and Club 18-30 managing director Stephen Vaughan.

The event, run by Kingley Event Management, was set up to honour outstanding achievement to those who have played a significant role in developing the travel, hospitality and tourism industry.

Members join an elite club of top industry figures including Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and Airtours founder David Crossland.

The event is at the Renaisssance Chancery Court Hotel, London on April 28 and is sponsored by Travel Weekly, Amadeus, Avis and Thomas Cook.


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