RateHawk names new UK chief and expands its commercial team

RateHawk names new UK chief and expands its commercial team

Two new hires will support its expansion in the UK and Ireland market

Online system for travel professionals RateHawk, part of Emerging Travel Group, has named its new appointments in its UK and Ireland commercial team.

Chantal Tomlinson joins the team as the head of business development for the UK and Ireland, while Laura Harrison joins as strategic business development manager. 

Tomlinson has more than 25 years of experience in the tourism industry. She worked in senior sales and business development roles within travel trade companies and OTAs, such as Flexible Car Hire Limited and Lastminute.com.

At RateHawk, she will lead day-to-day operations, overseeing the commercial team of 16 people, driving business growth, and strengthening the company’s market share.

She said: “RateHawk’s rapid growth and advanced supply and products are truly impressive, and it is a delight to join this incredible team at such an exciting time. 

"RateHawk delivers exceptional value to our agency partners, and I am eager to support them in growing their businesses and boosting their profits with us.”

Alongside Tomlinson, Harrison will focus on growing agent partnerships. 

With over 20 years of experience in the travel industry in business development and account management roles, she has worked for the likes of Thomas Cook, Walt Disney World and Avis Budget Group.

Harrison said: “Having joined the RateHawk team, I’ve been impressed by their dynamic and forward-thinking approach. 

"It is a genuine pleasure to join this fast-growing business and contribute to bringing its ambitions to life.”

Julita Grzycka, RateHawk’s Regional Director for Northwestern Europe, said: “We are excited to have Chantal on board as the Head of the UK & Ireland market. 

"We also feel especially empowered with Laura joining the team with her strategic approach to business development. 

"Both Chantal and Laura have impressive experience in the industry and a deep knowledge of the specifics of the UK trade, which will significantly strengthen our market penetration and bring more business.”

With these new hires, RateHawk believes it will be able to execute its ambitious plans for further expansion in the UK and Ireland.