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Former Virgin Australia manager joins Insight Vacations

After nearly a decade of working for airlines, Alex O'Connor has decided to take her management skills over to The Travel Corporation (TTC) as the new MD of Insight Vacations Australia.

After nearly a decade of working for airlines, Alex O’Connor has decided to take her management skills over to The Travel Corporation (TTC) as the new MD of Insight Vacations Australia.

O’Connor will step into the role on 8 February this year, to replace outgoing Managing Director, Joost Timmer who announced his resignation in December last year.

She joins the team with over 15 years travel industry experience, including six years with Air New Zealand where she held several titles such as Online Performance Manager, Corporate Sales Manager and National Distribution Manager. She also spent a year with Virgin Australia as Head of Industry Sales.

Prior to her decade with airlines, she spent six months working with Flight Centre as the Project Manager Online.

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TTC Australia CEO, John Veitch, said O’Connor was selected for her leadership skills, proven sales expertise and strong business acumen.

“We are all looking forward to working with Alex to deliver even greater success for Insight Vacations in Australia and sustain our position as the provider of the world’s finest premium and luxury escorted journeys.”

John Veitch, TTC Australia CEO

John Boulding, CEO Insight Vacations, added that O’Connor is the perfect candidate to help strengthen the company’s invaluable relationships with trade and build the important Australian market.

O’Connor said she’s looking forward to working with a prestigious brand.

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