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Decisionmakers.tv Launches with John Bevan Interview

Decisionmakers.tv Launches with John Bevan Interview

Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organisers of World Travel Market, has launched decisionmakers.tv, an online TV channel offering insight from the industry’s most senior and influential professionals. The website commenced this week with an exclusive interview with former lastminute.com boss and current Voyage Prive Managing Director John Bevan. Decisionmakers.tv Logo

In the interview, John labels the bonding system “a mess” stating that the organisation that sells the holiday to the customer should be responsible. “People in the street do not have a clue – whether their holiday is bonded or not,” he said. “Whoever sells the holiday should be responsible. If everybody takes responsibility as the principal it would bring the cost of bonding down.”

To hear more on John Bevan’s thoughts on bonding and his criticism of “lazy” online agencies creating “mass confusion” and “not helping the customer” by “plugging in as many hotels as possible” visit www.decisionmakers.tv.

Each week different senior industry leaders will speak to decisionmakers.tv about the key issues for their organisation and the industry. Interviewees this week will include ABTA Chairman and Advantage Travel Centres Chief Executive John McEwan.

Other senior industry leaders set to appear on decisionmakers.tv over the next few weeks include:

  • Expedia UK Managing Director Andy Washington
  • Thomas Cook UK Mainstream Chief Executive Ian Ailles
  • TUI Specialist and Activity Managing Director John Wimbleton
  • Lowcostbeds Chief Executive Paul Evans
  • CityJet Chief Executive Christine Ormieres
  • Amadeus Managing Director Diane Bouzebiba

Micaela Juarez, Reed Travel Exhibitions Head of Marketing and Communications World Travel Market, said: “World Travel Market along with the WTM Vision Conferences has always brought senior leaders together within the wider travel and tourism industry, principally through keynotes, panel discussions and networking events.

“Although we document as much content as possible from our physical events, our audiences tell us they want to see more – and on a much higher frequency, not necessarily tied to a specific event. We want to meet this demand, and with it, the opportunities for senior executives across the industry to contribute their perspective and insight for the benefit of the marketplace all year round.”

Links to the interviews will be sent out to WTM’s database of more than 150,000 and also appear on media trade partners’ websites.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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