Adam Weatherby has over 19 years of experience in tourism as a business development and trade relations manager for destinations, hotels and tour operators and other leading companies in the tourism sector. John Docherty joins with a wealth of experience gained during his 30 years in the travel industry, with a proven record in delivering sales and having built strong relationships in his previous roles.
RateHawk.com, an online system for booking hotels, air tickets and transfers for travel professionals, announces the expansion of its UK team: RateHawk has recruited Adam Weatherby and John Docherty, who join as Sales Managers for UK and Ireland.
Adam Weatherby has over 19 years of experience in tourism as a business development and trade relations manager for destinations, hotels and tour operators and other leading companies in the tourism sector, among which are South African Tourism, Visit Britain, Major Travel and Barcelo Hotels. In his new role for RateHawk, Weatherby will continue to strengthen the company’s position in the London and South region.
John Docherty joins with a wealth of experience gained during his 30 years in the travel industry, with a proven record in delivering sales and having built strong relationships in his previous roles which include Princess Cruise and G Touring. Having spent the last 10 years in business development roles across various sectors in the market, Docherty will be responsible for new business in the North, Scotland and Northern Ireland at RateHawk.
Announcing the appointments, Angela Weston, RateHawk’s Head of Business Development for the United Kingdom & Ireland, commented: “RateHawk has ambitious plans for growth in the UK, and the new appointments signal the intention to take our market presence to the next level. Both Adam and John have impressive track records and extensive experience. The expertise we gain by having them on board will undoubtedly help us to strengthen our market penetration and bring more business. Anyway, we are not stopping on that and will be further enhancing the team to accelerate the UK expansion.”
On his appointment, Adam Weatherby commented: “I am thrilled to join RateHawk, one of the most technically advanced travel platforms on the market. Its rich supply provides tremendous value to our agency partners, and I look forward to helping them develop their businesses and grow the profit with us.”
John Docherty added: “RateHawk’s growth pace and technical functionality are impressive, and I am excited to be joining the company on the front line of travel industry development. RateHawk is perfectly positioned to help its partners digitally transform and be able to meet the needs of all types of clients.”
The total number of RateHawk’s partners has exceeded 34,000 partners in 120 countries. RateHawk officially launched in the United Kingdom in 2018. The platform provides its clients with 1.8 million accommodation options worldwide. In 2021 RateHawk launched its air ticket offering, providing tickets from over 350 airlines. The platform also provides transfer routes in over 150 countries. RateHawk has a mobile app available to partners using iOS or Android devices. The number of downloads exceeded 28,000.
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