Crystal Ski Holidays Announces New Managing Director


In January 2014, Tamsin Todd, will join Crystal Ski Holidays as Managing Director. Tamsin will report directly to Simon Cross who has become the President of TUI Ski and Marine. Simon has been Managing Director at Crystal Ski for three years and will continue to report to Mathew Prior, Managing Director of Specialist Holidays Group, part of TUI Travel PLC.

Tamsin is currently the Global Head of Ecommerce at Betfair. After graduation from Princeton University and Imperial College London, she started her career as a Wall Street analyst before becoming a journalist writing on travel, culture and business topics. She started her digital career at Amazon where she was part of the original Amazon team in the UK introducing advertising and strategic partnerships as well as leading the customer relationship management team in Europe. She then worked in product marketing for Microsoft’s search engine Bing in the UK, and led the commercial launch of MSN Shopping into Europe before joining Betfair.

“Tamsin’s great strength in the key area of digital and her experience across other business disciplines combined with her love of skiing will ensure that Crystal Ski Holidays continues to drive forward from its position of strength within the UK and Irish ski market,” said Simon Cross, president of TUI Ski and Marine.

She lives in London with her husband and two young daughters and as well as being an avid skier she enjoys travelling, cycling and playing the violin.

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Note to editors:

TUI Travel PLC is a FTSE 100 leisure travel company listed on the London Stock Exchange. It was formed on 3 September 2007 by the merger of First Choice Holidays PLC and the Tourism Division of TUI AG. The company mainly serves the leisure travel customer and is organised and managed through four business sectors: Mainstream, Accommodation & Destinations, Specialist and Activity and Emerging Markets. The Specialist and Activity sector now consists of six divisions: Adventure, Education, Marine, North American Specialist, Sport, and the Specialist Holidays Group.

The Specialist Holidays Group (SHG) consists of 19 businesses operating from the UK and Ireland. Specialist travel experiences include ski holidays, city breaks, luxury mountain hotels and tailor-made trips to the Far East, Africa, Australia or North America. Crystal Ski Holidays is part of SHG and is the leading ski holiday tour operator in the UK, with more than 30 years experience of providing ski holidays in Europe, North America and Japan.

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