Travel Trade Gazette - 30 Under 30 for 2022

Alumnus Benedict Montgomery from Brighton, has been invited to join the tenth year of a scheme launched by Travel Trade Gazette – the industry’s leading travel trade magazine. This initiative shines a spotlight on the travel industry’s most inspiring young people who have made an outstanding contribution to their business. The 27-year-old, who studied Travel and Tourism at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, now works as a Guest Experience Duty Manager at the British Airways i360 in the city, and as a B2B Communications Manager for BA, previous members of the scheme have gone on to head up some of the best-known names in travel including Virgin Atlantic Holidays, Tui and Attraction World.  

The competition for the initiative was extremely fierce, with nominations across a wide spectrum of industry sectors. A senior panel of judges from TTG, travel giant Tui and the Institute of Travel & Tourism met recently to choose the 30 successful candidates. As part of the final 30, Benedict will receive free membership to the Institute of Travel and Tourism and will be invited to a series of networking dinners and events, with speakers drawn from the most senior levels within travel. 

“I am extremely delighted to have been named as one of TTG’s 30 Under 30 for 2022, recognising my passion, enthusiasm, and achievements since I embarked on a career in travel when I was just 15-years old. I’m excited for the opportunities to network and learn from senior executives and enhance my personal and professional development to aid my ambitions in becoming a future leader. After a turbulent couple of years, it’s great to see the industry recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic and place key topics such as personalisation, sustainability, and responsible tourism at the heart of what we do. I’d like to thank those who nominated me and look forward to working alongside my fellow members to create a bigger and brighter industry for all.”  - Ben Montgomery, Guest Experience Duty Manager at the British Airways i360, B2B Communications Manager at British Airways, and TTG 30 Under 30 Member.   

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