Traveltek is on the “most exciting” journey in its 20-year history, according to Founder Kenny Picken, and Phil Astall will help facilitate that growth in his new role as Chief Operating Officer.

The travel technology specialist confirmed Phil’s appointment this month, saying his wealth of experience will assist the company through operational delivery and in dealing with the challenges faced during growth.

Traveltek’s Chief Executive said he’s delighted to have Phil on board, who has already “successfully assumed responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business”.


For those who don’t know, Phil is a seasoned industry professional with a 15-year career spent delivering significant improvements to business performance, revenue and customer success. He joins Traveltek from Expedia where he spent the last six years, latterly in the role of Global Senior Director.

Prior to joining Expedia, Phil spent over nine years working for Thomson Reuters; during the majority of which he held the role of Lead Software Developer. Phil has enjoyed a diverse and varied career and has established himself as a dynamic and accomplished leader with strong technical, operational and commercial acumen.


He has a proven track record in building, managing and maintaining effective and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, clients and business partners alike. All of which he will be relying on as he embarks on the latest path in his career.

“I am delighted to be joining Traveltek at such an exciting time.”

Phil Astall, Traveltek Chief Operating Officer

“Traveltek’s reservation platform leads the industry,” he said. It has more suppliers integrated than any other system on the market and offers travel businesses a truly unique proposition that they can’t get elsewhere. The challenge now is to bring this technology to a wider audience.”


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