UK’s Traveltek Group appoints partnerships chief

Travel tech specialist Traveltek Group has appointed Robert Chamberlin Director of Global Cruise & Strategic Partnerships. 

Robert Chamberlin
Robert Chamberlin

In this new role he will be responsible for spearheading the travel technology specialist’s ambitious international expansion plans.

Chamberlin, who is also heading up the Glasgow-headquartered firm’s US office located in Miami, Florida, will focus on developing the group’s growing cruise distribution business, as well as its partnerships with leading global travel companies.

He joins Traveltek with a wealth of travel industry experience having spent the last 12 years at Amadeus IT where he was responsible for the GDS company’s cruise and ferry business units in both Miami, Florida, and Nice, France, before moving to Sydney Australia where he headed up the Amadeus Global Customer Group Pacific division.

Prior to working at Amadeus, Chamberlin spent three years managing product development, sales and marketing teams at Worldspan.

Chamberlin has a deep understanding of the ways in which technology solutions provide travel sellers and suppliers with the ability to manage and distribute content across, retail, wholesale and online channels.

During his time at both GDS providers, he was instrumental in developing and deploying innovative distribution solutions for the cruise and leisure travel industries across multiple markets worldwide.

“I am delighted to welcome Robert to the Traveltek team as we embark on an exciting international growth phase and consolidate our position as the market-leading travel technology provider,” said Kenny Picken, President and CEO, Traveltek Group.

“Robert will spearhead our ambitious expansion strategy based on his unrivalled international experience in cruise and leisure travel distribution and his established relationships with all of the major suppliers, retailers and wholesalers for both industries. He is a huge asset to our growing team.”

Chamberlin’s appointment comes just weeks after Traveltek secured a £5.3 million investment from private equity fund manager YFM.

The capital injection will be ploughed into product development and global expansion, with more international offices planned soon.

“I am very excited to start a new challenge with Traveltek and look forward to working with the company’s extensive global team to grow the deployment and adoption of its already extensive and cutting-edge suite of products,” said Chamberlin.

“I have always admired Traveltek’s ability to position its technology and customer service as benchmarks within the travel technology industry. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to raise the bar even higher, cementing Traveltek’s status as a global market leader.”

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