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Insight Vacations‘ Director of Sales, Paul Melinis, is to leave the Travel Corporation brand to join APT as its new regional managing director.

The move is being seen as a push by escorted touring and river cruise operator APT to bolster its commitment to the British market.

Carol Hurley, Paul Melinis, Sharon Jordan, Marissa Beck, Charlie McCarthy and Eilish Wall of The Travel Corporation at the Travel Corporaton event for the trade in the Residence, Dublin, December 1 2017

Melinis, who spent 17 years in senior sales roles at the Travel Corporation, was a regular face on the Irish travel scene, attending high profile events including the Irish Travel Agents Association awards.

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Melinis will now be responsible for accelerating growth of APT’s touring and cruise business in Europe directly and through trade partnerships.

Melinis, who is deputy chairman of the Association of Touring & Adventure Suppliers, said: “I’m looking forward to taking the business to the next level.”

Kathryn Beadle, who retired last October as British Managing Director of TTC company Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, said she was “thrilled for Paul – great appointment”. Andy Harmer, Director of Cruise Organisation Clia, tweeted: “Hearty congratulations to the splendid Paul Melinis – we very much look forward to working with you”.

 

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