Glen Thomas Appointed Head of Group Sales & Partnerships at Wendy Wu

Travel specialists, Wendy Wu Tours, have appointed Glen Thomas to the newly created role of Head of Group Sales & Partnerships

As a key hire for Wendy Wu, Thomas will drive the company’s accelerated growth in the groups sector, reporting to global sales director John Warr.

Thomas brings with him over 20 years of leadership experience, knowledge and a successful track-record in sales having held senior roles within Co-op Travel and more recently Travelsphere where Thomas headed up the operator’s group sales division for 10 years. During this time Thomas was awarded ‘The Excellence Award’, an award bearing testament to Thomas’s achievements and contribution to group travel organisers.

With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Wendy Wu’s group sales and partnerships business, Thomas will play a key role in meeting the company’s ambitious growth goals as well as building on the firm’s outstanding reputation for service and delivery. In addition, Thomas will spearhead Wendy Wu’s promotional and educational programme to groups for the operator’s latest venture, the launch of their new state-of-the-art, deluxe river cruise ship, Victoria Mekong! Billed as one of the most exciting and eagerly awaited cruise ship launches of 2019, Victoria Mekong takes river cruising to a new level adopting a stylish and contemporary design with an Asian twist.

Commenting on Thomas’s appointment, John Warr, global sales director at Wendy Wu said: “Glen’s track record, international experience, and contacts in this sector are second to none and we are thrilled to have him on board. Attracting someone of Glen’s calibre into the business is a great endorsement for our brand and ambition. He brings with him incredibly strong knowledge and experience which will be vital as we continue our plans to grow and develop touring solutions for our clients.”

Commenting on the new appointment Thomas added: “Wendy Wu Tours has a deserved reputation as the leading travel specialists for China and Japan. We have a tremendous opportunity to grow and develop the group sales business as well as diversifying into new sectors, bringing our strong business values and service delivery to match the demands and high expectations of our clients. Wendy Wu’s brand, values and proven delivery models are facets I have respected as a competitor for many years, and I am excited to be on board and part of this outstanding team that will take this sector to the next level.”