Travelyields aims to provide outcomes that consistently beat clients’ expectations, whatever the agreed consultancy specification. It is the talent and integrity of the Travelyields associate team that drives tangible results upon which client organisations can build.

David Selby

David is Managing Director of Travelyields, and specialises in tourism strategy, destination development, revenue management and procurement. He has held a number of senior travel industry roles, most recently as managing director of the cruising arm of the London FTSE listed TUI Travel PLC (Thomson Cruises – now known as Marella Cruises and Island Cruises). He previously held various planning and yield management positions for a number of tour operating brands sending holidaymakers to destinations throughout Europe..

In addition to Treavelyields, David is a governor at a special needs school for children with learning difficulties. He is also a Fellow of the UK Institute of Travel and Tourism.

Guy Barlow

Guy is an Architect and Joint Managing Director at The Manser Practice, having worked on the design of a number of marine terminals in the UK and around the world for over 15 years. These projects include the Liverpool Cruise Liner terminal; Mayflower and Ocean Terminals in Southampton; Tower and Enderby Wharf Terminals in London; Kai Tak Hong Kong; Sydney Australia and the Hull city centre cruise terminal.

He has the experience and ability to provide strong clear design leadership and understands the issues faced in developing Cruise Terminals. He promotes collaborative working and has the ability to simply communicate complex issues.

Jamie Gray

Jamie is Associate Director of Royal HaskoningDHV’s Maritime & Aviation Division in the UK. He leads a team of some 30 staff undertaking a wide range of maritime projects, both in the UK and around the world.  These projects range both in size and form.  They include small strategic studies, large detailed designs and construction supervision.  The projects fall into sectors including ports and harbours, renewable energy and cruise in particular. He is a Civil Engineer and a member of the Association of Project Managers.

Brian Maddocks

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Brian has become a master of Microsoft database and spread sheet programming. Starting his career at Thomson Holidays at a similar time to David, Brian held senior management positions in marketing / product planning before leading a range of major IT development projects – specifying requirements, building fully functional working prototypes and helping prioritise the overall IT portfolio.

He conceived, designed and built MS Access applications to streamline the hotel holiday product, aviation and cruise line planning process. In recent years, he has focussed on Commercial Analytics, devising enhanced solutions and building complex test models for the sophisticated yield management systems.

Brian has worked with David recently to create the highly acclaimed “To Call or not to Call…” and “Deployment Dilemmas” interactive itinerary planning games for the 2015 and 2016 CLIA Ports and Destinations Summits and the 2016 CLIA Executive Partner Summit.

Keith Blundell

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Keith has 20 years experience in destination management, marketing and development at local and regional levels, in particular the partnership working and development of productive local networks. Keith’s understanding of this area enhances Cruiseyields consultancy offering to both local and regional destinations.

As Head Of Tourism for the City of Liverpool between 2004-2012, Keith led the tourism related aspects of the planning and delivery of its European Capital of Culture year in 2008, including the development and delivery of the new City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal. He took a strategic role in the growth of Liverpool as a destination and the development of numerous themes, especially heritage and gastronomy, as well as “50 years of the Beatles in 2012”.

Capt. Maurice Kennedy

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Starting his maritime career at the age of 16, Maurice spent ten years learning his trade on a variety of ships qualifying as a Master Mariner in 1975, before settling in Cape Town for 20 years whilst carrying out a number of senior management roles in the maritime industry.

Maurice has many years experience with a number of cruise lines and worked with David at Thomson Cruises to turn innovative ideas for cruise itineraries into reality, sometimes operating in the most unlikely of places. He is an itinerary planning and operations specialist and has opened up a number of new ports and destinations for cruising, to the benefit of many. He acts as general support across a range of assignments.