Paul Tilstone

Paul started his career in travel management company (TMC) sales & marketing roles for the business travel sector in 1993.  In 2005 he took up the post of CEO for the UK & Ireland’s Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) where he developed research, sustainability projects and industry affairs.  He then launched the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in Europe in 2010, moving to SVP Global Development in 2012 with a brief to develop GBTA regions outside of the USA.  In 2013, he also became deputy editor of Global Business Travel magazine.

In 2015 he launched consultancy Festive Road,  

He has been listed in the UK’s Buying Business Travel Hotlist and twice listed as one of the world’s top 25 business travel industry influencers by the Business Travel News, USA, for work in advocacy and sustainability.

In 2017 he was appointed to the GBTA board as the first ever elected international director. He is based in Surrey in the UK.

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