Unforgettable Travel Company appoints European production manager

Unforgettable Travel Company (UTC) has appointed Simon Clifford as its European production manager.

Clifford has been tasked with building a European product team aimed at developing relationships with luxury hotels, specialist cruise lines and creating new private touring experiences.

He will begin his role on February 1 and report into head of product Luke Stapylton-Smith.

Clifford’s previous experience includes roles at Abercrombie and Kent, Cox and Kings, Exodus Travel, Leger Shearings and Wexas Travel.

UTC said Clifford’s appointment is one of several planned for 2023 as it continues to grow, with “ambitions to further strengthen relationships with the trade”.

“I’m really looking forward to starting a new career with UTC,” said Clifford. “It’s exciting to be working on an almost entirely new product portfolio.

“I look forward to using my product experience to help shape the company’s growth and contribute towards their expansion plans.”

Stapylton-Smith said: “Simon brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise from the luxury travel sector to our business. He’s joining us at a truly exciting time of growth and expansion.

“We have outstanding product in our established European destinations which we are looking to build on.

“We are confident that with Simon in place, he will also play a pivotal role in helping us to expand further into Europe. This will give us a fantastic foundation to develop more business with the trade.”

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