Andrew Hughes, Vice President Hotel Sourcing Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa, GTA

Andrew Hughes, GTAAndrew started his hospitality career building big macs back in 1989, going on through university to open McDonald’s in Tahiti as well as winning a scholarship to study in Germany.

Andrew spent the next few years as a European Tour Leader for Top Deck before returning to work for Kompas Holidays in Brisbane.  A stint doing a contract role as a pilot presenter with an Australian Travel Show led to a move to Sydney, and a sales role with Best Western Australia.

Andrew’s hotel career moved from a regional role with IHG in Australia and New Zealand, before relocating to Dubai to open Atlantis, the Palm Dubai, and two more openings for Moevenpick.

After 11 years in the hotel game, Andrew crossed the floor to the distribution space and relocated to Singapore and currently manages hotel sourcing for Asia Pacific Middle East and Africa, a region representing around 1 billion in turnover.

A ‘big event guy’, a couple of years ago Andrew drove a rickshaw across India for charity and spends his non family social time organising team members and friends to compete in ultra-marathon trail runs around Asia Pacific.

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