Friday, January 25, 2013

Abbey Tours Scotland announce changes in the structure

Many operators throughout Scotland will have a working relationship with Abbey Tours. The following is taken from their recent press release.

Abbey Tours Scotland announce changes in the structure of their Edinburgh based operation, effective from February 1st 2013.

Having set up Abbey Tours Scotland in 2008 and overseen its development and growth over the intervening 5 years, Julie Morris has decided to step down from her current position of Managing Director and concentrate on providing consultancy services to the travel and leisure industry through her company Hotel & Leisure Solutions.

Commenting on this development, Abbey Tours Scotland Chairman, Brian McColgan paid tribute to Julie Morris for her outstanding contribution to the success of Abbey Tours Scotland. ‘As our Managing Director, Julie has been instrumental in the successful set up and development of Abbey Tours Scotland. She has helped us build a strong team of experienced travel professionals in our Edinburgh office and this year we expect to handle in excess of 18,000 clients into Scotland. Julie will continue to work with Abbey Tours in a sales consultancy role. We wish Julie every success in Hotel & Leisure Solutions and we look forward to continuing our close working relationship’.

Julie Morris also commented ‘I am greatly looking forward to this new chapter in my professional career. Having spent 5 years setting up Abbey Tours Scotland and establishing the organisation in Scotland, now was the right time to move back into the area of travel and leisure consultancy. I wish Abbey Tours continued success and look forward to working closely with them in the future’.

Abbey Tours Commercial Director, Rebecca Brooks, will now take up the role of Managing Director of Abbey Tours Scotland. A lifelong tourism professional, Rebecca has worked in inbound tourism to Scotland since 1997 and joined Abbey Tours in 2010. As well as being a Director of Abbey Tours Scotland, she is also actively involved in the industry in Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Tourism Alliance Board as well as the Chair of the SDMA - Scottish Destination Management Association.

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