AAT Kings has appointed Andrew Hutchinson to the newly created role of general manager product & contracting.
Hutchinson joins AAT Kings from Tourism Australia, where he was general manager of domestic and New Zealand.
As part of his new role, Hutchinson will be responsible for establishing the travel experiences development strategy for AAT Kings Group, analysing trends and identifying new opportunities for the brand, contract and key partner management, and leading, managing and guiding the product and contracting team.
“I’m excited to re-join the TTC family of brands and the opportunity to work for such an iconic brand as AAT Kings,” he said.
“With the global tourism recovery underway, this presents a unique platform for the on-going evolution of the brand’s success, underpinned by a team effort to continue the development of the most compelling and innovative experiences across the AAT Kings Group and TTC partner brands”.
Already familiar with AAT Kings and The Travel Corporation, Hutchinson previously worked for Adventure World for over four years.
“We’re very pleased to have Andrew re-join The Travel Corporation and bring his expertise in product and contracting to the AAT Kings Group, especially given what he has achieved at Tourism Australia over the last few years,” said Bianca Sammut, general manager operations & experiences for AAT Kings Group.
“At a time when bookings for our Australian and New Zealand tour product is surpassing pre-pandemic levels, having Andrew join the team could not come at a better time.”