Phil Collings takes over travel agency support from Gerhard Pilop
29 May 2019
As of 1st June 2019, Hahn Air’s Phil Collings will add Finland and Sweden to his portfolio of Scandinavian markets. As the new account manager for these countries, he will assist travel agents on how to use Hahn Air’s ticketing solutions to increase their sales. In addition, he will provide support with training, presentations, targeted sales and marketing activities. Part of his responsibility will also lie in developing strategic alliances with the local trade.
Phil Collings takes over from Gerhard Pilop who is retiring after 40 years of serving in the industry. "We thank Gerhard Pilop for his tireless commitment", said Kimberley Long, Vice President of Sales and Agency Distribution at Hahn Air. "Over the last seven years, he has been the face of Hahn Air in Finland and Sweden and has significantly shaped our profile there. Thanks to his dedication, we have been able to significantly increase Hahn Air’s brand awareness and the usage of our solutions. At the same time, we wish Phil Collings a successful start in his new role. We are confident that as an industry professional who has managed travel-agent accounts in Denmark, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands and the UK, he will be able to use his expertise to further develop the two additional markets."
Collings added: “Finland and Sweden complement the Scandinavian markets I have been working with for the last several years. Hahn Air has gone to great lengths to ensure travel agents there have the support they need, and I will continue to be active spreading awareness of Hahn Air and its ticketing services through presentations and trainings across the two countries.”
With 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, Phil is an expert in revenue management, pricing and account management. He held various positions with different airlines and two of the world’s largest travel companies. Most recently, he was Head of Air at eDreams ODIGEO. Previous companies include NQT Consulting, Eastern Airways, GB Airways, bmi and Thomas Cook.
Hahn Air is the market leader in ticketing solutions worldwide. It provides 100,000 travel agencies in 190 markets with access to the transport services of more than 350 flight, rail and shuttle partners via the HR-169 ticket. This year, the company celebrates the 20th anniversary of its ticketing business.
Further information about Hahn Air can be found at www.hahnair.com.