With more than 25 years’ experience in travel, John Bevan has sat on every side of the industry fence.
His current role as Chief Executive Officer B2B Europe for dnata Travel puts him firmly in the ‘agent’ camp, overseeing operations of the Emirates-owned company’s extensive and much loved portfolio of trade-facing brands, including Gold Medal and Travel 2.
John joined dnata in November 2017, a move that brought him and his family back to the UK and ended a four-year stint with Spafinder Wellness. Having joined the online media giant as Managing Director in London, he graduated on to run the business as COO, based in Miami having introduced new products, technology and gifting initiatives.
Prior to that he was Managing Director at private travel club Voyage Privé, helping to establish its UK arm and grow membership to 1.2 million.
John is perhaps best-known among ITT members for his association with online agent Lastminute.com, both as Managing Director and UK Vice-President.
Additionally, he has spent time as Group Marketing and Product Director of Online Travel Corporation and Managing Director of Emap Digital Travel.
He has held a number of non-executive director posts in travel, as well as serving on both the ITT and ABTA boards.
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