David Chapman appointed as Director General of WYSE Travel Confederation

WYSE Travel Confederation and Executive Board are pleased to announce the appointment of David Chapman as the new Director General. David joins the Confederation from International Student House, a leading not-for-profit student residence operator in the United Kingdom.Picture 35

David will replace Espen Falkenhaug who had served in the post of Director General since September 2011. Thanking Espen for his dedication to WYSE Travel Confederation, David said “I am extremely grateful for Espen’s commitment and hard work in the past eighteen months. He has made a very important contribution to shaping the Confederation into an effective industry body and a key player in the global tourism policy arena. We wish him well with his future projects.”

A UK national with a wealth of management experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries, David will be shortly leaving his post as Chief Operating Officer of International Student House to move to the Confederation’s Amsterdam Headquarters on a permanent basis.

Outlining his intentions for the future, David emphasised that “youth, student and educational travel is an incredibly important component of the wider global tourism landscape. We look forward to capitalising on the huge growth that this sector is experiencing today by expanding into new territories and markets while serving our members with a strong, effective voice in the industry”.

If you would like to contact David, please email: david.chapman@wysetc.org

For more information please contact communications@wysetc.org or call +31 2042 12800