With the first green shoots appearing in the hospitality market, Kerry Golds, managing director of Abercrombie & Kent in the UK, tells Breaking Travel News she is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead
Abercrombie & Kent has appointed Martin Froggatt to the role of executive vice president, destination management and as a member of the global management board.
Michael Wale joins the luxury travel company from Kerzner International, the owner of Atlantis and One & Only Resorts, where he was chief executive until earlier this month.
The move, which will also involve Cox & Kings, was launched in an attempt to ensure both businesses maintain their positions as leaders in the UK luxury market.
The deal brings the tour operator out of administration and means the safeguarding of all current and future client bookings. Through the acquisition of Cox & Kings, Abercrombie & Kent will continue to increase its presence in the luxury travel world.
As a heritage brand, with a loyal client database and excellent product portfolio, A&K believes the two companies complement each other to create a combined proposition that will grow the UK luxury travel market.
Founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962 as a safari outfitter, A&K’s award-winning travel services now extend around the globe to more than 100 countries on all seven continents.
Abercrombie & Kent is expanding its 2020 portfolio of expedition cruises with Cruising the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen to St. Petersburg. The new package offers a comprehensive voyage that explores the cultures and complex relationships between Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Russia.
Jonathan Cheung, chief executive with Abercrombie & Kent China, celebrates with Breaking Travel News as the company is recognised as Asia’s Leading Travel Agency by the World Travel Awards.