Martin is a director and one of TTC’s owners. He is a prominent travel industry commentator, regularly sharing his opinions to travel industry conferences and trade publications.
In the eight years B.C. (Before Covid) his role was a kind of walking Swiss Army knife, helping operators, lenders, and investors in the travel sector to fix a range of financial regulatory and strategic problems, usually related to ATOL, ABTA or IATA. These days, it means he is more a counsellor to exasperated, battle-weary business owners.
Prior to TTC, Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked in the ATOL department of the Civil Aviation Authority.
Martin has also appeared in The Telegraph, The Times, Wall Street Journal and on The BBC (though mainly the 5am slots that Simon Calder doesn’t fancy).
Having given up on his dream to play lead guitar for an international rock band, he now moonlights as an under-appreciated taxi driver for his two daughters. Thankfully, his years as a Sunderland supporter have taught him to cope well with disappointment.
Papillon by Henri Charriere.