New Leadership at World Travel Market and Arabian Travel Market

Jonathan Heastie - image courtesy of RX Travel
Jonathan Heastie - image courtesy of RX Travel
Written by Linda Hohnholz

RX UK announced the appointment of Jonathan Heastie as Portfolio Director of its Travel sector.

In his new role, Jonathan will lead the strategic development and growth of RX UK’s portfolio of travel brands: World Travel Market WTM and Arabian Travel Market ATM.

Heastie joined RX in 2008, initially running events in Aerospace before moving to the Energy & Marine portfolio in 2011 to lead the global alternative energy group.

Heastie has worked within the media industry for over 30 years holding management positions at international event organizers and newspaper, magazine, and online publishing companies.

From an events perspective, he has delivered over 100 events of varying scales and formats including exhibitions, conferences, seminars, road shows and award ceremonies in 6 countries, working across 8 different industries.

Jonathan Heastie will replace Vasyl Zhygalo, who is focusing on his Managing Director responsibilities for RX in the Middle East and Emerging markets. Heastie will start his new role in May 2024. 

Commenting on his appointment, Heastie said:

“I am excited about the potential for growth and innovation within the travel industry, and I look forward to working closely with our partners and stakeholders to build businesses and brands and create value for our customers.”

Kerry Prince, Managing Director, RX UK said: “We are delighted that Jonathan is now leading this important Travel portfolio. He has been part of the portfolio leadership of the RX UK for the past 15 years and joins the team with a solid track record of overseeing complex events and partnerships. Under his leadership, I’m confident that we will see the travel portfolio continue to grow and flourish for our customers.”

eTurboNews is a media partner for WTM and ATM.

About the author

Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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