The World Travel Market (WTM) has appointed Claude Blanc as its new portfolio director.
Bringing over 25 years of experience to his new role, Blanc will oversee the overall responsibility for all events in the WTM portfolio, including WTM London, Travel Forward, the International Travel & Tourism Awards, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), WTM Latin America and WTM Africa.
He joins from his role as CEO at Paris-based Travel & Co, a tour operating group which he founded in 2007. Prior to this, he served as the digital travel director for TUI group and has also held senior posts with travel management company, Rosenbluth International, and timeshare exchange company, RCI.
Blanc said: “I am delighted to join such a respected, well known global brand, and to work with a team of seasoned travel industry professionals. Having been a sponsor, an exhibitor and a visitor at many travel trade shows, I bring a client perspective, an international network and a digital culture.
“Looking ahead to 2019’s events, my mission is to continue to increase the scale of the WTM portfolio through innovation and various new launches,” he concluded.