After a brief career as a teacher Derek Moore worked for 13 years as a Tour Leader for various overland and safari companies before co-founding Explore Worldwide, one of the earliest adventure travel companies.
He was Operations Director at Explore for 20 years, developing itineraries and programmes in most parts of the world. After selling Explore he has spent part of his time running a new, albeit smaller, travel company, still specialising in adventure programmes around the world.
He is also Chairman of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (www.AITO.co.uk ) and additionally now presents seminars on aspects of marketing and promoting tourism to lesser known parts of the world. In his spare time he plays golf and music, although accuracy is a feature of neither.
Training stakeholders to engage with tourism
Identifying potential products and bringing these to life
Identifying product gaps and quality issues
His has a strong network across the tourism industry and is often called upon as a spokesman in industry issues.
Former Founding Director
Your Tourism Partner was launched in 2008 after Jean-Marc had his first baby, had worked in both the private sector and public sector in the UK and Sri Lanka, and there was a burning desire to bring a private sector approach to destination marketing. Derek joined the organisation in 2015 and brought a wealth of experience and a new perspective . Together, they have over 60 years of experience working in 5 continents, and have worked with / as a DMC, Hotelier, Airline, Tourist Board and in the MICE market. They have worked with creative agencies, media buyers, PR companies and representation companies.
DIRECTOR, YOUR TOURISM PARTNER LTD.
Director of Marketing, UK & Ireland, Sri Lanka
Director of Marketing UK & Europe, Saint Lucia
Vice-President Sales and Marketing UK & Europe, Antigua & Barbuda
CHAIRMAN, YOUR TOURISM PARTNER LTD.
Haitian / Sri Lanka born Jean Marc Flambert, has been fortunate to work with in many tourism sectors from hotels, to DMC's, the MICE market and destiantions. Over the last 14 years he has worked with Sri Lanka, Gibraltar, Kerala, India, Saint Luica, Haiti and Antigua and Barbuda on projects / assignments ranging from 3 months to 4 years. Highlights including leading the re-brand for Saint Lucia, launching Saint Lucia Showcase (now in its 8th year), Island Life and Beach Bar Trail for Antiguas. He has also led crisis recovery from the tsunami, to the murder of a British man on a boat, a cruise ship excursion held at gun point and a guests being electrocuted in a swimming pool.
He also led a PR campaign to re-establish tourism to Haiti which resulted in 8 tour operators are selling, and over US$ 2m worth of publicity including the cover story in the Telegraph, Gaurdian and Sunday Times, 8 pages in Wanderlust and double page spread in the Metro.
Marketing Long Haul destinations, hotels & DMC's
Crisis management & recovery marketing
Building Strong Networks
Former Board Member / Director / Deputy Chair