STA Travel has named Christine Sutton senior vice president
U.S., responsible for the management and strategy of the U.S. division of STA
Sutton joined the student and youth travel agency in July
2015, and was managing the U.S. product and marketing teams as well as
fostering supplier relations. She now reports directly to the CEO of STA
Travel, Reinhard Kotzarurek.
Previously, Adam Cooper served as STA Travel's senior vice
president, North America. Cooper left the company in August when he was named
president of Contiki USA.
Sutton began her career as a travel consultant at Austravel,
then joined Emirates Airline, where she spent 14 years in various account
management roles, including heading up the leisure sales team in the U.K.
Founded in 1979, STA Travel has headquarters in Zurich and
London and employs more than 2,000 people in 11 countries and has more than 200
storefronts worldwide. The company reported that it sends more than 2 million
passengers on vacations each year.