UKinbound announces two senior appointments

Martha Elwell By Martha Elwell
3 weeks ago | Updated 3 weeks ago

UK: Karen Jacques and Tricia Handley-Hughes will join the UKinbound senior management team

Travel trade association UKinbound has announced the appointment of Karen Jacques as Scottish business development manager and Tricia Handley-Hughes to the board of directors.


Jacques will take over from Andrew Macnair on 4 December 2017. She has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in the tourism industry sector. She began her career at the Caledonian Hotel Edinburgh before joining Apex Hotels in 1996, where she was instrumental in seven hotel launches as the group expanded.

Jacques has developed relationships with a range of businesses in the sector and plans to harness these connections in her new role.

Founder and director of Pinpoint Britain Handley-Hughes has over 35 years of travel industry experience that includes airlines and airports, tourism representation, and management. She founded Pinpoint Britain in 2013, which offers international visitors itineraries that include culture, tradition, and niche experiences in the UK. Since then she has established a presence within the UKinbound membership as well as in the wider UK tourism industry.

With her new appointment, Handley-Hughes is keen to help represent the views of her fellow tour operators, focusing on the inbound tour operator/DMC strategy.

UKinbound chief executive officer, Deirdre Wells OBE said: "I'm delighted to welcome Karen and Tricia to the team. They both have outstanding experience in the tourism and hospitality industries, and their knowledge and skills are highly valued additions. I'm looking forward to working with them both over the coming months and years."

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