John Wimbleton

John  Wimbleton
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John advises Catalyst’s Consumer sector team with a specific focus on the travel sector.

John is a highly successful travel industry executive with more than 35 years’ experience across tour operators, retail and distribution, mass tourism and specialist tours. Latterly, he spent seven years on the Group Management Board of TUI Travel plc. During this time he was instrumental in growing the specialist and activity businesses of TUI Travel into the largest specialty business in the world with 84 businesses and revenues of £1.3 billion. 


He is currently Chairman of Cruising Excursions and holds non-executive positions at both Scott Dunn and European Travel Ventures. 

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