Former Lunn Poly boss joins Page & Moy

Former Lunn Poly boss joins Page & Moy

Former Lunn Poly boss Ian Smith has re-emerged in the trade as the new group chief executive of Page & Moy Travel Group, replacing William Burton, also an ex-Thomson Travel executive.

No explanation was given for the change of senior management at the escorted tour operator which incorporates the Travelsphere, Page & Moy and Just You brands.

All the company would say was that Smith, managing director in the 1990s of the Thomson-owned leading multiple Lunn Poly, will be joining as group chief executive – the role previously held by Burton.

A spokeswoman confirmed that Burton had left the business.
Smith takes responsibility for the management of all three brands and 300 staff at Page & Moy Market Harborough-based office.

In the past decade he has held a variety of positions ranging from chairman of Sun Villas Florida Direct, chairman of, Southern China’s largest tour operator based in Guangzhou, and more recently executive chairman of the Education Travel Group where he remains as a non executive director.

Smith said: “In Travelsphere, Page & Moy and Just You we have three of the UK travel industry’s quality brands.

“Together they command a significant franchise of loyal customers.  I am truly looking forward to leading Page and Moy Travel Group as we move forward to exploit our position in the escorted tours sector.”


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