STA Travel appoints new chief executive

STA Travel Group has promoted group managing director John Constable to chief executive following the departure of Peter Liney.

The high street and online travel agency, which claims to be the world’s largest student and youth travel company, announced the appointment as Constable starts in the new role today.

Outgoing chief executive Liney will become an adviser to the boards of both STA Travel and its parent company Diethelm Travel. Constable has been with the business since 2006.

Angelo van Tol, a board member of STA Travel Group, said: “We are delighted to announce that John has been appointed as chief executive and wish him success in his new role.

“I would like to thank Peter for his contribution to the business look forward to working with him in his new position.”