Garrido joins the group after leaving Attraction World in July last year, where he was head of sales.
He brings vast experience in the sector having previously worked for Monarch Travel Group, Global Travel Group, Avis Europe and Airtours.
Garrido will work closely with Travelopia’s tailor-made trade team and be responsible for leading and developing the group’s trade partnership strategy.
Travelopia’s tailor-made brands include Hayes & Jarvis, Citalia, Sovereign Luxury Travel and Austravel.
Helen Adamson, Travelopia brand and commercial director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon, a trusted and experienced industry professional, to the position of head of trade partnerships for our tailor made brands.
“While we already hold a trusted and valued relationship with the trade, Simon joins us at an exciting time for Travelopia as we look to further enhance this relationship and develop new trade connections.
“This appointment underlines our commitment to the trade and our aspirations to work more closely with agents and existing partners to help develop our amazing worldwide multi centre holidays."
Garrido added: “It’s great to be joining the Travelopia business and working with some of the most well-known and respected brands in the business.
"I’m looking forward to working with the team and most importantly with our trade partners to promote the incredible range of brands and products we offer.”
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