Ian Scott Departs Dubai Tourism for AMG

Ian Scott Departs Dubai Tourism for AMG

In a newly created role, AMG Ltd’s parent group has appointed Ian Scott as Group Managing Director.

Joining the existing management team of Nadine Rankin and Darren Pearson, Ian will spearhead the growth strategy across the group’s three core businesses: AMG Representation, a sales representation and tourism marketing agency; (MBR), an online agent incentive and booking rewards programme; and Exposure4, a video content creation and distribution business.

Ian Scott

Ian joins AMG Ltd following eight years as Director UK & Ireland for Dubai Tourism and brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in the UK travel industry.

During his tenure with Dubai he was instrumental in increasing UK visitors from 750,000, when he joined in 2007, to nearly 1.2 million visitors in 2015 – ensuring that the UK maintained its position as Dubai’s third source market. In addition, he led the destination to win a number of awards, plus implemented a significant and positive shift in Dubai’s profile within the industry. Prior to joining Dubai Tourism, Ian held roles at First Choice Holidays, Disneyland Paris and Eos Airlines. He is also a Board Director of the Institute of Travel and Tourism.

Ian Scott said: “I am very excited to be joining such a diverse organisation in a role where I can be instrumental in its growth strategy. AMG is already responsible for numerous tourist boards, hotels and DMCs throughout the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, so, by drawing on my Dubai experience, the addition of a Middle East division is likely to be an early priority.

“I look forward to working with Nadine, Darren and the senior leadership team to help achieve the strategic goals for our existing clients as well as to grow the business in new regions and increase the breadth of AMG’s portfolio. Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting new business ventures and clients to be announced shortly!”

Nadine Rankin, Managing Partner of AMG Representation, said: “Our goal is to maintain our rich and varied client portfolio as well as to develop sound business strategies to enable us to grow into new and exciting areas.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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