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Global Travel Investments Limited (GTI) was launched in 2010 by Mike Howarth, an aviation entrepreneur with an extensive track record in airports, airlines and air service development. Mike Howarth's background includes Head of Scheduled Air Services for Manchester Airport, England, Hub Development Manager for Business Air/Lufthansa and founder of the ASM consultancy and the Routes airline/airport networking events (hosts included London, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Beijing):

  • Head of scheduled service development at Manchester Airport, England;

  • Led world’s first airport-driven hub project ‘Manchester Connects’;

  • Hub Development manager Business Air/Lufthansa;

  • Founder of route development consultancy, Airport Strategy and Marketing (ASM);

  • Founder of Routes airline/airport networking events (World Routes, Routes Europe, Routes Asia, Routes Americas, Routes Africa and Routes CIS);

  • Presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise and served on UK government’s Airport Advisory Council;

  • Incorporated ASM and Routes into a single company, the Route Development Group (RDG);

  • In 2010, sold RDG to UBM (a large global event company);

  • Established Global Travel Investments Ltd. (GTI) that organizes networking events, summits, aviation training, and air transport consultancy.

Based in Manchester England, GTI has a highly experienced international team, operates worldwide and has key associates in the Americas, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, China and India. Emerging Markets and innovative ideas are our specialty. 

Team: About

Mike Howarth

Chairman and CEO 

Global Travel Investments Ltd

The Team Behind the Company


Mike Howarth

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Ceren Baktimur
Executive Director

Sasha Woodward


Ivy Lee
Director, Business Development & Sales


Charlotte Taylor-Jones
Manager, Economic Development

Nadia Pak
Market Advisor & Director,
Air Service World Congress


Heather Gallagher
Senior Graphic Designer

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Jamie Pope
Head of Operations


Vicente Costalago
Director, Market Research & Database

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Yesim Yildiz
Head of Projects & Procurement


Alice Morgans
Manager, Scheduling


Charlotte Controy
Director, Future Hosts

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Jingyan Sun

Account Manager, China


Bernadette Hookens
Sales Advisor, APAC


Hector Olono
Director, LATAM - Air Service World Congress

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