Stephen has worked in the travel business since 1992. His educational background was at Queens University and he also studied at the University of Ulster. Stephen subsequently spent time in California where he worked for the Maritz Travel Company in San Francisco before moving to Menlo Park California to work for American Express.
In 1997 Stephen returned home to Ireland to assume the role of Marketing & Commercial Director in the online leisure side of the Atlas Travel Group. Stephen set up its online business division Travel Management Solutions. Driven directly by Stephen, a number of very successful leisure brands, notably Nuevo Mundo, Cuba Travel and GoHop.ie have been developed within this company. GoHop’s quality and local leadership has been widely recognised through numerous awards over the years and its solid reputation continues to grow.
Stephen is involved with the commercial and strategic direction of the group, focusing on the provision of an exceptional service coupled with relevant technology to guarantee an unparalleled customer experience. Stephen has maintained continued flexibility and versatility in a changing business world ensuring we are relevant to our customers’ needs and this currently drives innovation across the group.
It’s a challenging but rewarding time in the travel industry given the many changes and opportunities that have arisen and Stephen is determined to keep pace and evolve the group in any necessary transition to drive the group forward to an exciting future.