Meet the Team

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Meet the Team

Kirsty and Jody have built TTM on their ethos of creating a working environment for their team that would encourage and nurture growth with imagination and originality.  They believe that building a like-minded team has delivered a happy, productive working environment which in turn has maintained their formidable reputation within the travel industry, which ultimately delivers the best service to and for our clients.

Jody Hanson

Jody Hanson

Sales & Marketing Director / Owner

Jody has worked within travel for over 40 years across various sectors including; airline, retail, tour operation and the last 20+ years in representation.  Jody was always drawn to travel, her sense of adventure and enjoyment to try something new has gained a broad understanding of the many facets of the industry, loves what she does and has a natural tenacity and ability to engage across all levels. Jody is the longest active serving Board Director of the Visit USA Association in the UK.

Loves: Walking, drawing and painting, fancy dress, the arts, family gatherings, good friends, Cornwall, retro music, good wine, zip lining, festivals and of course travel!

Motto best describing Jody’s approach to life, “With willing hearts and skilful hands, the difficult we do at once; the impossible takes a bit longer.” 

Kirsty Dillury

Kirsty Dillury

Communications & Marketing Director / Owner

Kirsty found travel some 25+ years ago, a graduate of the classics, her attention to detail, creative edge and eye for a story pulled her towards a PR and marketing career.  Kirsty has an innate ability to connect people, nurturing and developing ongoing relationships with journalists and the PR departments at airlines, tour operators and the travel industry at large.  A quick study, Kirsty leads the PR team and is adept and skilled in creating fully integrated media and marketing campaigns that position TTM’s clients as aspirational vacation choices.  Kirsty is quick to see an opportunity, interpret, present and use it to the best advantage of the client.

Loves: Being with her young family, walking, history, cats, hanging out with family and friends, exploring and learning through travel, good wine, reading and craft gin.

Motto best describing Kirsty’s approach to life, We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Neil Jones

Neil Jones

Director

Neil’s love and adventures within the travel industry started on his return from travelling to Australia, Fiji and the USA some 15 years and several thousand flown miles ago.  Neil joined TTM in 2013 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience developed at one of the UKs largest tour operators.  Neil proved a valuable member of the TTM team and became the first Director of the company outside of the owners.  When Neil is passionate about something there’s no stopping him and he will gladly talk to any willing listener about his travelling tales, destinations visited and amazing experiences.

Loves: Spending time with his favourite people, the Gym, afternoon tea, visiting new places near & far, country living & Birmingham City Football Club oh and eating!

Motto best describing Neil’s approach to life, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Anna Watt

Anna Watt

Communications Manager

Anna has been in the travel industry for 17 years and with our team for over 6 years.  Anna’s breadth of knowledge in PR has created some amazing opportunities on behalf of our clients making them front and central with both consumer and trade PR.  Anna is impassioned about travel and brings that passion and expertise to

researching and structuring strategic PR plans, content creation, event planning, digital and social media.  Anna has a wide network Travel and trade covering with her distinct professionalism all facets of a DMO’s PR services.

Loves: Spending time with her son, socialising, music festivals, travel and reading.

Motto best describing Anna’s approach to life, “When I work, I really work.  But when I play, I really play”. 

Joanne Campbell

Joanne Campbell

Communications Manager

Joanne started working in the tourism and hospitality industry, part-time at the age of 16, working her way up from waitress to PR and social media executive – returning to employers on the back of college holidays.  Joanne is original from Northern Ireland and studied a degree in Media and Journalism at a university in England. Following her graduation, she worked for a marketing platform for a tourism and hospitality businesses in Ireland. Joanne then moved to London and joined the PR team at TTM in 2015.  Joanne moved up through the ranks as she demonstrated her aptitude for both PR and representation.  She has been singing while she works (literally) ever since!

Loves: The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, running, cats, trying to be funny and travelling as much as possible.

Motto best describing Joanne’s approach to life, The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”

Alex Keelan

Alex Keelan

Communications Executive

Alex is a graduate who studied Public Relations, Journalism and Marketing and worked within PR agencies during his time at University, with projects varying from art exhibitions to award ceremonies. Alex joined the PR team at TTM in 2018 bringing his passion, enthusiasm for travel and adventure as a welcome addition to a thriving department.

Loves: Kicking a ball about, live music, meeting up with friends and travelling (obviously!)

Motto best describing Alex’s approach to life, Work. Travel. Save. Repeat.”

Sara Ellis

Sara Ellis

Senior Account Manager

Sara has been in the travel industry for 22 years, starting in sales, progressing to product and contracting before joining TTM nearly 4 years ago. Sara’s experience of both sides of the industry gives great insight and has made Sara highly effective part of the team.  Adept at reading the market, creating opportunities, building and maintaining strong, strategic relationships on behalf of our clients within the UK and Irish markets.

Loves: Dance music, gym, comedy, cinema, socialising with family & friends, travelling, anything fun that makes her giggle.

Motto best describing Sara’s approach to life, Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

Duncan McCubbin

Duncan McCubbin

Account Manager

Duncan started his career in travel after completing his education, 39 years ago.  Within his career he ran a USA specialist tour operation and worked in senior positions for two international airlines. Duncan then brought his expertise and market knowledge to representation, a sector he has been working in for the last 9 years.

Loves: Motorsport, being out on the water both canoeing and boating, travelling, his home in Scotland and of course spending time with his new Granddaughter!

Motto best describing Duncan’s approach to life, Every day is a school day, work hard, be kind, be loyal and love always”

Dominique Kotsias

Dominique Kotsias

Account Manager

Dominique has 15 years’ experience in the travel Industry, 10 of which working on the USA Product and Sales teams at a global travel brand, giving her a great insight in to the UK market and how it operates.  Dominique has a wealth of knowledge and experience, understands the importance of being a strong brand ambassador, and has a panache for sharing her passion and knowledge for all areas of tourism.

Loves: Travelling, the outdoors, her dog, reading, socialising with family and friends, country music and a young at heart sense of humour!

Moto best describing Dominque’s approach to life, “Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can.  Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.”

James White

James White

Account Manager

James has been part of the travel industry for over 14 years, gaining valuable experiences within marketing, sales and product.  James cultivated a wide network of business relationships during his previous positions in aviation, hospitality and the tour operating sectors prior to joining Travel & Tourism Marketing in 2018.  James has the ability to get the job done efficiently, productively and with good humour making his tasks look seamless.

Loves: Family & friends, sports, live music, travelling and touring

Motto best describing James approach to life, Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart.”

Irene Tyler

Irene Tyler

Financial Controller

Irene is the longest serving member of the TTM team, in her second decade with the company and over 4 decades of accounting experience.  Irene has a sound knowledge of all aspects of accounting as it pertains to a United Kingdom registered Limited Company and destination marketing.  Irene is adept, detailed, renowned for her dry sense of humour with an eye for accuracy that has given us the reputation for delivering an exemplary and transparent accounting service.

Loves: Travel, fine wine, craft gin, cats, socialising and her fabulous Zumba class

Motto best describing Irene’s approach to life, Keep Calm and Eat Cake”

Susie McKnight

Susie McKnight

Office Manager

Susie’s career in travel has spanned over 45 years, starting in retail, then product management for two main tour operators before moving on to training and marketing within two major airlines.  Susie has worked in representation for a period of 16 years, covering all aspects of project work and day to day activities.  Susie is a safe pair of hands working to support the endeavours of the team and our clients.

Loves: Music, theatre, travel, family and a good sense of humour.

Motto best describing Susie’s approach to life, Kindness costs nothing, pay your debts and keep your promises!”

Gemma Pearce

Gemma Pearce

Inside Sales & PR Account Executive

An enthusiastic travel professional who loves a challenge and thrives on hard work.  Drawn to the travel industry 11 years ago, Gemma has experience working in retail and wholesale travel sales, further developing her skills in marketing, market analysis, creative content, sales campaigns and social media to name a few.  Gemma is a people person who loves to work as part of a team, nothing too much trouble and attention to detail her badge.

Motto best describing Gemma’s approach to life, “Good things happen to good people”.

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