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Who are GETA

 

Directors

 

GETA's directors are listed below:

 

Carlos Kytka

Carlos Kytka
Executive
Director
GETA

Carlos has a background in hotel management in Austria, Germany and Great Britain. Educated at Modul Hotel Management School in Austria, Cornell University in the US, UCL in England and UFRJ in Brazil. As Head of the European operations of the IGLTA, Carlos was responsible for developing and implementing its strategy and programme for establishing the Association in this region.
Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor
Development
Director
GETA

Greg's background is in advertising, web marketing and gay tourism. He was an advertising copy writer for seven years in London, and then a Senior Strategic Planner, working for the Grey Group and M&C Saatchi, on accounts such as BT, Toyota, Sainsbury's and Pedigree. He now works in web marketing and gay tourism.
Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes
Communications Director
GETA

Paul has over 20 years' experience in public affairs, marketing and communications. He was divisional managing director of the world's largest public relations company, based in London. He is also a gay activist chairing two national gay lobbying groups in the UK. He now lives in the south of France, mainly to get a nice suntan.
Alex Charles

Alex Charles
Operations
Director
GETA

Alex started his career in marketing at Safeway Supermarkets. He then moved into advertising and direct marketing, and was a senior account director at Claydon, Healey, Jones Mason in London, working on accounts such as Pepsi (Europe), Esso and Visa. He has worked in digital marketing for the past 9 years in the south of France, and runs a gay guesthouse.

 

GETA Patrons

 

GETA's Patrons are listed below:

 

Bertho Makso
GETA Patron

Bertho is a Lebanese pioneer in LGBT business in the Middle East. He founded LebTour, the first LGBT tour guide for Lebanon and the Arab World. His business currently handles tours throughout the region, covering everything from marketing to the development of packages. He now has many years' of experience with the gay travel market.
Simon Edge

Simon Edge
GETA Patron

Simon Edge is a senior staff journalist on the British national newspaper the Daily Express, for which he has written travel articles from five continents for more than a decade. He is also a senior contributing editor on Attitude magazine, one of the world's leading gay publications. He lives in London
Rommey Hassman

Rommey Hassman
GETA Patron

Rommey Hassman is currently a lecturer in marketing at the Interdisciplinary Centre, Israel, as well as a ‘MarComs’ and brand strategy consultant. He has worked for Gitam BBDO, the College of Management, and the Israeli School of Tourism. He was Secretary of the Israel chapter of the International Advertising Association, and Chairman of the Board of Directors on the Israel AIDS Task Force.
Orhideea Rosu

Orhideea Rosu
GETA Patron

Orhideea is currently the IGLTA Ambassador to Greece, with over 14 years of experience in all major fields of the travel industry, including airlines, worldwide wholesalers & major tour operators.
Recently, along with her team, and in a common effort to prove to the world that Greece does in fact exist, Orhideea has launched her own LGBT travel product  named 'mygayxperience.com'.
Juan A. Carmona Del SolarJuan A. Carmona Del Solar

Juan A. Carmona Del Solar
GETA Patron

Juan was born in Lima, Perú and has an MBA in Business Planning and Organization. After working for Nortel Networks, Nokia, NEC, Price Waterhouse and Peat Marwick, he founded the company HEMISUR in 1995. In 2009, Juan became the Ambassador for Spain for the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel ASsociation.)

New GETA Research:

 

European gay travel market worth €50b

 

Our exclusive research report is out - and estimates the value of the gay travel market in Europe at a massive €50 billion per year. Find out more about how it was compiled and what it means for you.

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Who can join GETA?

GETA is open to businesses and organisations that meet these two criteria:

  • Your activities relate to the European tourism industry
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