Manwaring AFTA Chairman
EXPRESS Travel Group CEO Tom Manwaring was yesterday elected as the new Chairman of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (TD breaking news).
Manwaring takes the lead from Mike Thompson, who is stepping down after a decade in the role due to his departure from Helloworld Travel (TD 28 Nov).
The changeover occurred at the final AFTA board meeting for the year in Sydney yesterday.
While Thompson is no longer eligible to be an AFTA Director, he will continue to serve as the AFTA representative on the Board of the AFTA Chargeback Scheme.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed being Chair of AFTA for the past decade and appreciate the support given to me by fellow Board Members and the broader travel industry,” Thompson said.
Manwaring has been an AFTA Director since early 2014, and thanked Thompson for his outstanding work while Chairman.
“I look forward to supporting AFTA and the members going forward...I would also like to thank my fellow Board members for their support in electing me to the role,” he said.
The next AFTA Board meeting is scheduled for Feb 2019.