About Us

 

Global Travel Investments

Launched in 2010, Global Travel Investments Limited (GTI) mission statement has been to invest in highly innovative travel business opportunities and help turn these into reality. GTI is a business intelligence, events, training and exhibitions group.

Headquartered in Manchester city centre, at the Bank of England building, it has 6 offices worldwide. GTI has a success track record in global operations with a range of projects in the fields of air transport and travel.

GTI is chaired by Michael James Howarth who was also the founder of the award-winning Routes events, Hub Development Manager for Business Air/Lufthansa and the Head of Scheduled Air Services for Manchester Airport.

3 World Congresses

4 Air Service Networking Events

17 Aviation Training Events

9 Under Development

 

GTI KEY SUBSIDIARIES

World airline

WORLD AIRLINE has reinvented the traditional airline/airport networking by flipping the concept.

airtaxi world congress

The world's first congress entirely dedicated to aviation's new frontier: air taxis and urban eVTOL.

gti aviation training

Best practice and networking training to continue professional development for airports, airlines & ground handlers.

 

TEAM

Michael James howarth  Chairman & CEO

Mike is an award-winning aviation entrepreneur, who is usually referred to as the father of route development. With an extensive track record in airports, airlines and air service development, Mike's key background highlights include: ​
  • Head of scheduled service development at Manchester Airport
  • Led world’s first airport-driven hub project ‘Manchester Connects’
  • Hub Development manager Business Air/Lufthansa
  • Founder of route development consultancy
  • Founder of Routes airline/airport networking events -
  • Founder of World Routes, Routes Europe, Routes Asia, Routes Americas, Routes Africa and Routes CIS
  • Presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise
  • Served on UK government’s Airport Advisory Council
  • Incorporated ASM and Routes into a single company, RDG 
  • Founder of GTI including AIRLINE Networking Events and AIRTAXI World Congress

ROSE SOKOLOVA - COO

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NADIA PAK - EVENT DIRECTOR

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sASHA WOODWARD - CCO

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VICENTE COSTALAGO - SHEDULING

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CHARLOTTE CONROY - SALES DIRECTOR

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BERNADETTE HOOKENS - SALES DIRECTOR

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CEREN BAKTIMUR - CONTENT MANAGER

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IVY LEE - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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heather gallagher - Digital DESIGNER

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JAmie Pope - Travel Manager

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