Charitable Travel founder and CEO Melissa Tilling has died

By Lisa James
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The founder and CEO of Charitable Travel, Melissa Tilling, has died.

Melissa set up Charitable Travel in 2020, and earlier this year launched the Sustainable Journeys tour operation, which aimed to make environmentally and ethically responsible travel more accessible.

She spent more than 30 years in the travel industry, including 10 years with Funway Holidays, where she became Managing Director before leaving in 2019.

Melissa’s family said she died suddenly at the weekend. The family said: “Melissa was an extremely loved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be sorely missed by all of us, and I am sure within the travel industry to which she devoted her life.”

Charitable Travel Head of Marketing Ally Ware said: “Melissa was a well-known, highly respected and much-loved member of the industry and will be a huge loss to many, both professionally and personally.

“Her passion for creating a better, more sustainable travel industry was contagious and unwavering, and I sincerely hope that her legacy will serve to inspire others to continue delivering travel as a force for good.”

Customers already booked will be handled as normal through the TTNG Worldchoice Group.

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