Mathew Prior to leave Travelopia

Mathew Prior, managing director tailormade and marine for Travelopia, is to leave the business.

An internal announcement was made to staff today, and it is understood that Prior will remain with Travelopia until the end of June ahead of a wider company reorganisation.

Prior was formerly managing director of Crystal Ski, and also had responsibility for tailormade tour operators and the marine business within Tui’s Specialist Holidays Group.

Travelopia was sold to KKR in 2017 for £325 million, with Crystal remaining with Tui. Prior continued to oversee the tailormade and marine brands under the new ownership.

The move comes just under three months after Travelopia announced that former Camelot UK chief executive Andy Duncan had been appointed to succeed Will Waggott as chief executive.

Travelopia has 53 brands in its portfolio and carries around 800,000 customers a year. Its brands include Hayes & Jarvis, Jetsave, Citalia and Sunsail.

The tailormade division consists of ten brands specialising in worldwide multi-centre holidays, shorthaul luxury beach breaks and skiing trips.

The marine division specialises in sailing and river and canal boating, and includes operators The Moorings, Sunsail and Le Boat.

In February, the group announced it would be selling its 10 education brands in the spring to focus on its experiential tour operator businesses.

Travel Weekly was unable to reach Prior for comment.

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