Ex-Teletext marketing boss joins Co-operative travel agent group

Teletext’s former marketing director, Marc Bell, is leaving the company to join United Co-op Travel Group (UCTG) as one of two general managers for distribution. His appointment is part of a restructure at the travel company.

Bell, now the managing director of Teletext’s Web division, will join UCTG in the next couple of weeks. Teletext is recruiting a direct replacement for him.

His appointment comes as UCTG is reorganising its senior management structure. It has promoted Alistair Rowland, head of the retail, Apollo call centre and Barrow Travel operations, to the other general manager for distribution role.

Bell will oversee the Co-op Travel retail network, Apollo, the cruise specialist centre, Barrow and UCTG’s new media division, which is expected to grow significantly over the next few years. Rowland will be responsible for Future Travel, independent consortium The Freedom Travel Group and the group’s business travel interests. Rowland and Bell will report to UCTG group general manager Mike Greenacre.

Future Travel managing director David Elstob plans to step down next January and Rowland has been promoted in order to ensure a smooth changeover. Elstob will become a board director of Future and the Freedom Group.

Latest from Marketing Week


Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now


Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.


From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.


Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here