A former Amadeus and Worldspan executive has been recruited by Traveltek to head its global expansion.
Robert Chamberlin is named as global cruise and strategic partnerships director.
Based in Miami, he will be responsible for spearheading the travel technology specialist’s ambitious international expansion plans.
Chamberlin will focus on developing the group’s growing cruise distribution business, as well as its partnerships with leading global travel companies.
The appointment comes weeks after Traveltek secured a £5.3 million investment from private equity fund manager YFM.
The capital injection will be ploughed into product development and global expansion, with more international offices planned.
Chamberlin spent the last 12 years at Amadeus where he was responsible for the GDS company’s cruise and ferry business units in Miami and Nice. He also headed the Amadeus Global Customer Group Pacific division in Sydney.
He also spent three years managing product development, sales and marketing teams at Worldspan.
Company president and chief executive Kenny Picken said: “I am delighted to welcome Robert to the Traveltek team as we embark on an exciting international growth phase and consolidate our position as the market-leading travel technology provider.
“Robert will spearhead our ambitious expansion strategy based on his unrivalled international experience in cruise and leisure travel distribution and his established relationships with all of the major suppliers, retailers and wholesalers for both industries. He is a huge asset to our growing team.”
Chamberlin added: “I have always admired Traveltek’s ability to position its technology and customer service as benchmarks within the travel technology industry.
“I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to raise the bar even higher, cementing Traveltek’s status as a global market leader.”