Travel Leaders Speak - UK Travel Market: What to expect in 2019

Travel Leaders Speak - UK Travel Market: What to expect in 2019

5 Nov 2018, 14:15 - 15:30

Europe Inspiration Zone - EU80

This session will be a panel discussion, with four senior UK Travel Leaders from leading travel companies across all sectors, giving their understandings of what is currently driving the UK markets in Outbound and Inbound Travel. Our Speakers will be asked to outline the key factors that have affected their travel sectors in 2018 and how the year has traded. They will then discuss the outcomes expected for 2019. Key issues will include consumer confidence in the UK and across the world, which destinations are doing better/worse and why, Brexit, the relationships with overseas partners both for outbound and inbound, terrorism threats, currency values, and which destinations will benefit or not.

Our Speakers are:

  • Chris Browne OBE, Chief Operating Officer, easyJet
  • Steve Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Travel Counsellors
  • Steve Cassidy, Senior Vice President & Managing Director UK & Ireland, Hilton
  • Andrew Flintham, Managing Director TUI UK & Ireland


There will also be a presentation by Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel at leading research company, Euromonitor. 

Ben Ross will lead the discussion with the Speakers, and there will Q/A’s from the audience too.

For entry to this particular event, please ensure you are also registered for all three days of WTM London. Please click here to register.

Seats within this session are on a first come first served basis.


  • Ben Ross


    Deputy Head of Travel Editorial

    Telegraph Media Group

    Ben Ross is the Deputy Head of Travel Editorial at Telegraph Media Group. He began writing about travel in 2001, becoming Travel Editor of The...

  • Chris Browne OBE


    Chief Operating Officer


    Chris joined the Airline Management Board at easyJet as Chief Operating Officer on 1 October 2016, and is responsible for all operational departments...

  • Steve Byrne


    Chief Executive Officer

    Travel Counsellors

    Travel Counsellors is an independent, people focussed and technology enabled travel business that provides customised holiday and corporate travel...

  • Steve Cassidy


    Senior Vice President & Managing Director UK & Ireland


    Steve Cassidy is Senior Vice President & Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Hilton, and is responsible for the company's multi-brand portfolio across...

  • Andrew Flintham


    Managing Director UK & Ireland


    Andrew Flintham became Managing Director of TUI UK & Ireland in March 2018 and has worked for the travel firm for over 13 years, previously as...

  • Caroline Bremner


    Head of Travel

    Euromonitor International

    Caroline Bremner manages the global content strategy for the travel and tourism industry at Euromonitor International, which she joined in July 1996....


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