Ensemble Travel Group, the global member-owned international travel agency network, has confirmed Katy Muyt as general manager Australia and New Zealand, stepping into her new role immediately.

North America-based Ensemble Travel Group, a leading global provider of luxury and experiential travel products and services, has seen significant growth in Asia Pacific in recent years – particularly in Australia.

Muyt has been with Ensemble Travel Group as senior director sales and supplier relations Australia/New Zealand for over three years.

With 34 years in the industry, she has held senior management roles within the travel franchise management sector, aviation, and travel management services. These roles include head of corporate development, American Express Franchise Network; general manager Australia/New Zealand and New Caledonia for Finnair; and general manager Australia/New Zealand for Qantas Business Travel.

Ensemble’s new general manager Australia and New Zealand, Katy Muyt

Ensemble Travel Group co-president Libbie Rice also acknowledged outgoing general manager Trish Shepherd for her commitment to the organisation over the past four years.

“While we are pleased to welcome Katy into this new role, we would also like to thank Trish Shepherd for her dedication at Ensemble,” said Rice.

“Trish’s knowledge and perseverance have been instrumental in the growing presence of Ensemble Travel Group in Australia.”

Ensemble has seen significant growth in Australia and New Zealand in recent years with members benefiting from a suite of exclusive travel benefits, savings and luxury products.

Rice recently travelled to Australia for the Ensemble Members’ Forum in Sydney where she shared her vision for the coming year and highlighted the many advantages of being part of the Ensemble network.

At Ensemble Travel Group’s member forum earlier this month. From left: Trish Shepherd; Libbie Rice; Katy Muyt.

“At Ensemble, the success of our members is our only business. We are focused on providing them with a suite of tools, unique products and tailored support and services to ensure they stand out as leaders in travel,” Rice told members.

“It’s also gratifying to see so many members in Australia already taking advantage of the Ensemble network already and we look forward to helping more travel agencies in the region benefit from our wonderful suppliers, as well as our leading technology, marketing and luxury products,” Rice added.

Edited by Peter Needham