Respected New Zealand travel sales professional, Mr. Rick Shephard, has joined Perth-based travel wholesaler Asia Escape to serve as General Manager, spearheading the marketing of the company's travel products to Bali and Thailand. Shephard will be assisting the Company's Managing Director, Mason Adams, in the day to day management of the Asia Escape.
Born in New Zealand, Shephard spent his formative years in Fiji and Canada before embarking on a 20 year career with Air New Zealand. In the early 1990's he opened the regional office of Tek Travel in Wellington, helping prepare the way for that company's emergence as a major travel wholesaler in New Zealand.
In 1995, he moved with his wife and two daughters to Perth in Western Australia where he established Kiwi International Airline's before joining Asian Explorer Holidays as their Western Australia State Manager.
Dynamic Plans Ahead for Asia Escape
In his new capacity as General Manager of Asia Escape Holidays (AEH), Mr. Shephard will help the company grow its Bali and Thailand products while launching new destination packages for Singapore, Japan, and Malaysia. Plans are also moving ahead for the commencement of a weekly charter service between Broome/Karratha and Bali.
Early in 2004, AEH will also launch its new state-of-the-art booking system for Australian travel agents.
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