Tourism Australia appoints new general manager China

first_imgTourism Australia has announced the appointment of Andrew Hogg as the company’s new regional general manager Greater China.Joining the company from Qantas Airways, Mr Hogg has held a number of senior roles in his career, which includes over 25 years with Qantas in finance, sales, marketing and operations positions.Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan speaks highly of Mr Hogg and said he brings strong leadership and experience to the role and the company.“This is a key position for us, and I’m delighted we’ve secured someone of Andrew’s calibre to lead our China and Hong Kong teams,” said Mr O’Sullivan.“Andrew has a deep knowledge of the market and is well connected in the region, both commercially and politically.”Mr Hogg said he is pleased to be given the role in leading Tourism Australia’s Greater China team at such a vital point in the market’s expansion.“Last year around 100 million Chinese travelled internationally, with numbers expected to increase to 200 million in the next five years,” Mr Hogg said.“This presents an unprecedented opportunity for Australian tourism and an exciting time to be joining Tourism Australia’s China team.”Predictions made recently by Tourism Australia suggest China’s tourism market, currently valued at more than AUD$5 billion annually, could rise to AUD$13 billion by 2020.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more