Mark Smith

Yorkshire-based group travel specialist Airedale Tours has announced that Mark Smith – previously director of leisure sales at Best Western Hotels – has been newly appointed as sales and operations manager.

Mark’s career has also seen him in the role of director of leisure sales for Swallow Hotels.

Mark brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the role and is looking to continue to build on the excellent relationships the company has with the groups market and the travel trade industry as a whole.

More about Airedale Tours

Airedale specialises in quality, tailor-made group holidays in the UK, as well as bespoke breaks to continental destinations by air, rail, river and sea.

Edinburgh, Cumbria, the Peak District and Somerset are among the many destinations available for UK breaks.

GTOs can choose from itineraries like Cheddar Gorge, Wells and Glastonbury Tales – a four day trip encompassing everything from farming and retail museum Oakham Treasure, to excursions to Bath and Wells’ Cathedral.

Other holidays include Chester, Welsh Borders and the Canal in the Sky – four days full of historic churches, prehistoric treasures and shopping – and Mountains, Castles & Railways of Snowdonia.

The latter is also four days long and includes trips to Padarn Country Park, Welsh National Slate Museum, Llanberis Lake Railway and the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

For more information please contact Airedale Tours on 01924-276135 or visit