Triton Conference: Colin Heal to step down as Triton chairman

Triton Travel Group chairman Colin Heal is to stand down after almost three years at the helm of the super consortium.

Advantage chief executive John McEwan will be the new chairman.

Heal made the announcement during his closing speech at this year’s Triton conference in Palma, Majorca.

He will leave his role as Triton chairman and board director ‘shortly after’ the conference to focus on the forthcoming merger of Worldchoice and the Travel Trust Association.

“I believe the time is now due for a new chairman to take the helm. That doesn’t mean Worldchoice will not continue to be fully represented on the Triton board and give Triton 100% support,” he told delegates.

McEwan said he aimed to take Triton to the ‘next level’ under his chairmanship. “I want to ensure we take Triton to new heights. We will work more closely over the next 12 months to bring agents more prosperity.”

Global Travel Group chief executive Andrew Botterill said the move demonstrated the commitment of Advantage to the group.

He added: “It’s a very positive step for Advantage and John [McEwan] to take and proves their commitment to the Triton concept is 100%.”

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