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Topdeck Travel Appoints Anna Fawcett as New Global Head of Marketing

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LONDON, OCTOBER 29, 2018 – Topdeck Travel, providers of life changing travel adventures for 18-39 year olds, has appointed seasoned tourism marketer, Anna Fawcett, for the role of Global Head of Marketing.


In her new role, Anna has already made a mark on a number of initiatives at the organization through her work on customer research, brand positioning, customer segmentation and the implementation of new booking data analysis tools.


With a priority in the coming months to input on key business decisions to develop the company’s brand, Anna has been tasked with delivering a global marketing strategy that will build on Topdeck’s current positioning and successes in priority markets. As an integral member of the leadership team, her role will also involve driving brand growth by developing targeted messaging and channel strategies to deliver the right product to the right audience at the right time.


“I’m excited to be joining a team of talented people who truly deliver life changing experiences for young travelers,” said Anna Fawcett, Global Head of Marketing at Topdeck Travel. “Topdeck is leading the way in offering unique, authentic and meaningful group travel experiences that connect like-minded individuals and really get under the skin of a destination. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the Topdeck family to roll out the new global marketing strategy and develop exciting new products.”


“Anna’s appointment provides Topdeck with some exceptional marketing expertise,” said Daryl Raven, Global General Manager at Topdeck Travel. “Anna brings with her great industry experience – here at Topdeck we’re excited to leverage her skills as we continue to grow, develop and innovate our brand, and our business.”


Anna joins Topdeck Travel from Visit Britain where she was the Global Influencer Manager at the tourist board. She also served a stint as the company’s Marketing and Communications Director for North America from the company’s New York office. During her time at Visit Britain, Anna led the tourist board to a number of industry awards including ‘Best Global Partnership’ at the 2017 PRWeek Global Awards and Europe’s leading Digital Marketing Campaign in the 2018 World Travel Awards. She was also involved in managing the launch of Visit Britain’s global brand campaign ‘I Travel For…’ across over 20 markets.


Prior to Visit Britain, Anna managed international media at the Edinburgh Festivals and also spent time back in her homeland in New Zealand promoting some of the country’s biggest festivals including Laneway Festival and NZ International Comedy Festival.


As part of her new role as Global Head of Marketing, Anna will be a guest speaker during the Capture Your Youth session at World Travel Market in London on Nov. 6. At the event, Anna will join a panel of youth travel experts and discuss ways in which the Topdeck brand is co-creating value with customers through storytelling and fostering a ‘culture of contribution’ both internally and externally.


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About Topdeck

Topdeck is the number one provider of epic, hassle-free, authentic group trips for young people. Founded in 1973 by a group of friends with a double decker bus and a passion for adventure, Topdeck has grown to offer a variety of culturally-rich planned trips spanning Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, North America, Africa and the Middle East.


Topdeckers from around the world enjoy a travel experience led by fun, local trip leaders with the opportunity to travel with and meet likeminded individuals.