Thanyapura Phuket has appointed former pro athlete, Troy de Haas, as its new director of sales, adding to its experienced team a tourism industry veteran who is renowned for his sports, health and wellness expertise.
The Australian – who represented his country in mountain running as well as orienteering and other running events, spent many years working in Hong Kong.
Most recently he was manager of Flight Centre, a global travel company for seven years, previously stationed in Melbourne and Hong Kong.
“Thanyapura is renowned for its three-tiered approach to improving the mind, body and soul,” Thanyapura chief executive officer, Philipp Graf von Hardenberg said. “As such, Troy and Thanyapura are a great fit. His pedigree as a top athlete, his niche tourism background in sports and health/wellness and his excellent reputation in sales made his appointment an obvious one.”
As manager of Flight Centre Hong Kong, 2012 to 13, he was named one of the company’s top 10 travel managers worldwide and Asia’s No.1 travel manager after his team generated the highest sales volume and profit in the region.