InsideAsia and InsideJapan’s parent company, Inside Travel Group, has appointed Kate Samuel and Sue Livsey as it aims to double the size of the business by 2026.
Kate (pictured, left) joins InsideJapan as Senior Japan Tailormade Product Manager, having most recently worked for Scott Dunn as Head of Product – Tailormade. She has also held roles with Audley and Trailfinders.
Sue Livsey (pictured, right) has been appointed into the new role of Head of InsideAsia, to oversee the continued growth of the brand. Sue has worked in the industry for 25 years, most recently as Senior Product and Commercial Manager at Abercrombie and Kent. Sue has also worked in various positions at Cox and Kings and Virgin Holidays.
Inside Travel Group co-founder Simon King recently said the company has aims of doubling the size of the business by 2026.
He said: “In 2023, we strengthened the team significantly, bringing in over 80 new people across the business to ensure the high levels of service that we have built our reputation on. Inside Travel’s Year of the Dragon has started very positively with these two key appointments. We are very proud of what we have already created and look forward fulfilling growth plans that will ultimately benefit our destination partners, trade partners and customers over the coming years.”
On her appointment Kate said: “InsideJapan are the leaders in travel to Japan and with the boom in popularity of the country, I jumped at the chance to join a B Corp company committed to travel with a positive impact and a great product team to help deliver some authentic experiences and special places across this incredible country.”
Sue added: “InsideAsia has doubled its departures in 2023 compared to 2019 and I cannot wait to help deliver yet more growth for this company committed to sustainable cultural adventures across these special destinations.”