New Senior Leadership Appointment For Advantage’s Global Business Travel Division

The Advantage Travel Partnership has announced the appointment of Andrea Caulfield-Smith to the position of Managing Director – Global Business Travel, effective 15 April 2024.

This new appointment follows Guy Snelgar’s decision to return to his former consultancy business. Snelgar joined the Partnership as Director of Global Business Travel in June 2022 and will leave Advantage in July after completing a robust hand-over with Caulfield-Smith and completing a number of new projects.

Caulfield-Smith joins Advantage from Visa where she currently holds the position of Director B2B Global Travel Partnerships.  Prior to Visa, she has held high-profile leadership roles with brands that include American Express, easyJet PLC and Carlson Wagon-Lit.

Julia Lo Bue-Said, Chief Executive, The Advantage Travel Partnership, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Andrea to Advantage. Her extensive knowledge and experience of the global business travel sector is second to none, and she is excited by the ambitious growth strategy we have set ourselves going forward. Andrea is well-known across the business travel sector, and I believe she will be a strong addition to my team and welcomed by members.

“Andrea’s key focus will be to build on the success of our Global Business Travel division which accounts for over 50 per cent of our membership, with a £7.6bn annual turnover. Her key areas of focus will be to deliver even greater value to our members as we continue to invest significantly in our commercial products and services across this important business division.

Commenting on her new appointment, Andrea Caulfield-Smith added: “I have always had a great deal of respect for Advantage’s global business travel team and am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to lead the business.   I am hugely passionate about the business travel industry and very much looking forward to collaborating with members and suppliers to further strengthen our collective businesses.”

“I would like to thank Guy for his strong contribution to our growth over the last two years.  Under his leadership, we have developed an outstanding team and significantly grown our global presence. He leaves Advantage with our gratitude and best wishes,” concluded Lo-Bue Said.

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