Claire has worked in tourism since 1986, firstly as a tour operator for Tradewinds, Abercrombie and Kent Travel and Airwaves, including sales, contracting, product management and brochure development. Moving into the area of representation, she was Sales Manager at Americas which is a consortium of Latin American ground handlers. Then followed 17 years as the Executive Secretary of the Latin American Travel Association in the UK with whom she is still closely affiliated. Concurrently she has done consultancy work for the tourist boards of Ecuador and Chile as well as representing Wilderness Explorers for 10 years in the UK market.
Claire was a founding trustee of the LATA Foundation, a charity dedicated to supporting worthwhile projects in communities across Latin America.
She has extensive marketing experience having attended and exhibited at World Travel Market, ITB Berlin, TravelMart LatinAmerica, the ATTA Summit, Destinations Show, the British Birdwatching Fair, Caribbean Hotels Association Marketplace and numerous other trade and consumer events over the years around the world.
Claire is now Managing Director of Hemisphere Marketing and spends her time between the UK and Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org