Opodo has appointed Bernadette Fitzsimons as Managing Director of its worldwide holiday company Quest Travel.
Bernadette has over 25 years experience in the travel, industry most recently as Vice President, Global Product for STA Travel Group where she was responsible for the product strategy for STA Travel on a worldwide basis. Prior to her Vice President role, Bernadette was Product and Marketing Director for STA Travel UK Division.
Bernadette started her career at Modernline Travel / Modern Hotels in the Groups and Incentive area, before moving into the airline industry with positions at Dan Air, and Varig Brazilian Airlines.
As Managing Director of Quest Travel, Bernadette will be responsible for running the business and developing the wider long-haul strategy, key partnerships and direction of the company as part of the Opodo Group.
Simon Vincent, CEO of Opodo commented “We are delighted that Bernadette has joined Opodo and Quest Travel. Her expertise and excellent track record in the travel industry will be invaluable to the company as we look to leverage our tour operating assets and develop the company going forward. We would also like to thank Kevin Ivie for successfully managing Quest Travel in the interim and wish him every success for the future.”
Commenting on her appointment Bernadette said, “I really look forward to strengthening Quest’s position in the long haul tours market and to realising all of the opportunities that will come through our Opodo ownership”