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Chris Mottershead

Hi, my name is Chris Mottershead and I am the Managing Director of TUI Russia & CIS currently based in Moscow, Russia.


Chris Mottershead is an International tour operating and travel industry executive currently living and working in Moscow, Russian Federation. Chris Mottershead has over 20 years of top level tour operating experience from top to the bottom  with a deep knowledge of the cross-departmental functions across the business. Chris Mottershead started from finances and accounting and has build his career to become CEO and Managing Director of major businesses like TUI UK and TUI Russia & CIS. 

Chris Mottershead's Background

Chris Mottershead's Experience

CEO at First Choice Canada

November 2009 - July 2010

Overall responsibility for TUI’s interests in Canada prior to the merger with Sunwing.

CEO at Travelzest plc

April 2005 - July 2009

The development and growth of a new travel group thought the acquisition of the niche tour operators and on-line travel retailers - FOUNDER OF THE COMPANY.

Managing Director at TUI UK

December 2001 - September 2004

Managing Director of Thomson Holidays, Lunn Poly, Travelhouse and other travel businesses based in the UK and owned by TUI UK. Total consolidation turnover was approximately 2 billion pounds made up in the following way:- 900 retail shops with a gross turnover of 1.3 billion pounds , call centres with a turnover of 400 million pounds, internet sales of 300 million and 4 million holidays sold for 1.8 billion pounds. Responsible for 10,000 staff based in the UK and overseas.

President & CEO North American Leisure Group at AIRTOURS PLC (My Travel PLC)

June 1993 - December 2001

Management and profit responsibility for all North American companies excluding TSI. Companies included Sunquest Vacations and Alba Tours, two of the leading charter tour operators in Canada. The Holiday Network, the largest FIT/consolidator in Canada and various retail companies. In the USA I had responsibility for Suntrips. A West Coast charter tour operator and Vacation Express, a South East charter tour operator. Total turnover for all companies was $1.8 billion. AIRTOURS CAREER: started as Finance Director of Airtours Holidays, then moved on to Deputy Managing Director & Finance Director, then promoted to Managing Director of Airtours Holidays. The final stage was becoming President and CEO of North American Leisure Group.

Managing Director at TUI Russia & CIS

July 2010

Managing the development and expansion of the joint venture between TUI Travel Plc and S-Group across Russia and the CIS to create a prominent market position for the Business.

Chris Mottershead's Interests & Activities

Chris Mottershead loves travelling, adventure travel, airplanes and most of all loves his family.

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