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
Danny Waine
John Bevan Simon Johnson Sue Kavanagh Barbara Kolosinska
Stuart Heath Claire-Steiner-small2 Ian Scott
Julie Lo Bue Said
Joanna Kolatis
Matthew Jackson Matthew Jackson  

Board of Directors

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson, Sales and Marketing Director,
P&O Ferries

Simon’s career to date has covered sales, marketing and operational roles inside and outside the shipping and travel industry. He’s currently Director of P&O Ferries’ tourist business with a responsibility for around 500 staff attracting £140m turnover a year from 8.5m customers. He was directly involved in a Fundamental Business Review which delivered a turn-round of annual business earnings by £25m. More recently he’s been responsible for the launch of P&O’s low-cost pricing model through re-engineering the online tourist proposition and communicated through a brand new marketing campaign. He’s currently working on a project to build two of the largest ships ever built for the Dover straits with a view to launching them in time for the Olympics in 2010 and 2011. In 2006 he was elected to the Passenger Shipping Association Board and is currently the Chair of the ferry section; he will become the President of this Association in 2012.

Itt Chairman

Dr Steven Freudmann

Dr Steven Freudmann

ITT President

Trevor Harding

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