Shaun Casey, the former MD of BCD Meetings & Incentives,
has been appointed by TUI Travel to oversee its network of European destination
management companies (DMCs).
As MICE regional director Europe, based out of the
division’s HQ in Barcelona, Casey will head up
DMCs including Travel Scot World in Scotland,
Miltours in the Algrave, Ultramar in Spain
and TUI Hellas in Greece.
Casey said: “What we’re trying to do is globalise our
structure, to bring it together under three regional directors; myself in
Europe and two others in Asia, as we are also
part of Pacific World. We want to be much more globalised, bringing the best in
class activities and hopefully growing our network.”
Casey left BCD in 2009 to launch his own consultancy
business, Lameca. Prior to this he was managing director at StarCite and
managing director Spain
& France at Maritz Europe.
He said: “This is a big, exciting opportunity at a European
level and they are few and far between in this climate, which is why I decided
to take it. I have never worked for a DMC before, I’ve always been agency and
it’s interesting coming from this perspective, because I’ve always been the
customer. It brings an added dimension.”
Casey will be announcing his new strategy for TUI’s DMC
network at the EIBTM exhibition, taking place in Barcelona at the end of the month.
Pictured: Shaun Casey