today announced the appointment of Mr. Jason Clarke as the new Country Manager for the UK. Clarke will report directly to Alison Bell, Regional Director for UK and Ireland, and will be responsible for the full operational management of Galileo UK including Sales, New Business and all areas of Customer Support.
Clarke joins Galileo from Sabre where he has worked for the past 8 years in a number of roles ranging from Operations Manager to Sales & Service Manager, and most recently Director of Corporate Programmes EMEA. Clarke began his career in travel at Thomas Cook and so brings a perspective from all areas of the travel industry.
Bell said:” I am absolutely delighted to have appointed someone of Jason’s calibre to head up Galileo’s UK operation. The travel industry is facing extremely challenging times and, as the leading GDS in the UK, it is imperative that we have the very best people driving our business. His experience, knowledge and enthusiasm will be a real asset for Galileo as we look to strengthen our position within the UK.”
Clarke comments:” I am extremely excited to be joining the team at Galileo at this time. The GDS’ are under increasing pressure to change their business model to ensure that they continue to deliver value to both suppliers and subscribers, and I believe that Galileo, as part of the Cendant Corporation, is the best placed to be able to evolve successfully in line with the market’s requirements. I am looking forward to working with all the Galileo team and our customers to develop the sort of innovative solutions that are needed if travel agents are to address the challenges that lie ahead.”