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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


Rose Sokolova


Margarita Vasileva
Finance Support Manager

Ivy Lee
Bus Dev Director

Nadia Pak
Event Director:
Air Service World Congress


Heather Gallagher
Digital and Design

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Ceren Baktimur
Event Director: AIRTAXI World Congress

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Jamie Pope
Travel & Research Manager


Charlotte Controy
Sales Director


Vicente Costalago
Scheduling Manager


Bernadette Hookens
Sales Director: Indian Subcontinent

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Yesim Yildiz
Exhibition Manager: AIRTAXI World Congress

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Jingyan Sun

Account Manager, China


Hector Olono
Business Development Manager: Spaceport World Congress

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