Media Release 17 April 2019
The largest tour operator for holidays in Switzerland fills key position in London
Switzerland Travel Centre: Clemens Bartlome becomes Managing Director UK
Switzerland Travel Centre, both the largest and also the official tour operator for holidays in Switzerland, has appointed a new Managing Director for their London office. Clemens Bartlome will start his new role as Managing Director UK on 1 August 2019. In his new position, the business economist will be responsible for strengthening cooperation across all locations at Switzerland Travel Centre.
Bartlome will use his experience as an entrepreneur, in marketing and in the digital world to build on the success of the already profitable subsidiary and lead it into a digitalised future. From their London office, Switzerland Travel Centre serves the important Great British, Northern Irish, Irish, Australian and Scandinavian markets among others.
Originally from Chur in Switzerland, Bartlome was most recently part of the ‘Graubünden Ferien’ management team, responsible for product and experience marketing. He began his professional career in Zurich where, as a business administration graduate, he founded a marketing agency which he led for five years as CEO. He was later involved in marketing consultancy mandates abroad before sharpening his entrepreneurial skills as a consultant for start-ups. He therefore brings valuable experience in the digital field with him to London.
“I am looking forward to this new challenge at Switzerland Travel Centre. The British, along with other important overseas markets within the Commonwealth, love Switzerland for its authenticity and nature. I am certain that we will continue to surprise our UK partners and visitors with inspirational products. The new ‘Voluntourism’ programme, where our guests can work to actively support Swiss mountain farmers during
their holiday, returning home with an authentic Swiss Alpine experience is just one such offer” explains Clemens Bartlome.
José Lamorte will continue to lead the UK subsidiary during the summer, after which time he will return to Zurich to be responsible for the Products & Groups Division.
Switzerland Travel Centre – Switzerland in a nutshell
Switzerland Travel Centre is both the official and largest tour operator for holidays in Switzerland – be it for Swiss citizens themselves, international independent travellers or for major tour operators from around the world. Moreover, Switzerland Travel Centre offers the largest bookable range of travel, accommodation and sightseeing products for the holiday destination of Switzerland, including simple access to over 2,000 Swiss hotels, a multitude of experience-packed railway products and unique tours. With locations in Zurich, London, Stuttgart and Hong Kong as well as employees in the USA, the Gulf States and Asia, Switzerland Travel Centre operates globally and customer-oriented. On behalf of Switzerland Tourism, the Contact Center supports potential travellers in planning and booking their holidays in Switzerland – in German, Italian and French as well as in English. Switzerland Travel Centre is a subsidiary of hotelleriesuisse, Schweiz Tourismus, SBB and various regional railways and employs over 120 staff who are enthralled with Switzerland. The head office is in Zurich. CEO is Michael Maeder.
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