About Us

The Institute of Travel & Tourism was set up to raise and maintain professional standards throughout the travel industry and for the benefit of its Members.

Membership of ITT is open to everyone involved in travel and tourism – whether employed by a travel agency, airline, tour operator, hotel, tourist office, car hire company or any other travel related business such as PR, law and marketing.

The Institute also welcomes travel and tourism educators and their students.

ITT provides Members with support and guidance at the same time as encouraging excellence and professionalism.

There are also many opportunities for Members to network and exchange views with industry peers and colleagues created through ITT's popular social and business events. 

Board of Directors

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Dr Steven Freudmann Paul Cowley Angela Day
Dr Peter Robinson
Stephen Bath Sue Kavanagh Barbara Kolosinska Stuart Heath
Claire Steiner Matthew Jackson Phil Gardner Marcus Jansa
Antonio Paradiso Danny Waine Lucia Rowe James Lewis

ITT President

Chris Mottershead
Chief of Product & Operations, Thomas Cook Group PLC

Chris Mottershead has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the travel industry since starting as Group Finance Director at Aspro Travel Ltd in 1990, prior to joining Airtours Holidays in 1993. Chris was later promoted to Managing Director of Airtours Holidays and subsequently became President and Chief Executive of its North American division.   In late 2001,  Chris became Managing Director of TUI UK, a position he held for almost three years.

Between 2005 and 2009, Chris spent time working outside the major travel companies when he founded - and was Chief Executive of Travelzest plc - an acquisitive AIM listed company purchasing a number of niche operators and online travel retailers. In 2009, Chris and his family relocated to Toronto where he became First Choice Canada Chief Executive before moving to Moscow in 2010 to take up the role of TUI Russia & CIS Managing Director for almost 4 years.

Chris joined Thomas Cook in April 2015 and became Managing Director for Thomas Cook Group’s UK & Ireland business in September of that year. Chris was appointed Chief of Product & Operations, Thomas Cook Group plc, in September 2017, reporting to Group Chief Executive Officer Peter Fankhauser and has responsibility for all overseas operations, hotel contracting, quality and health & safety, for all Thomas Cook Group plc source markets.

Chris is also a qualified accountant and currently Chairman of the Thomas Cook Children’s Charity.

Itt Chairman

Dr Steven Freudmann

Dr Steven Freudmann

ITT President

Chris Mottershead

Chris Mottershead

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