Top nomination for Travel and Tourism alumnus from UWTSD


Matthew Salleh-Matta Millar was voted TTG 30 under 30, class of 2022 in Travel and Tourism Awards. Setting his sights on a senior-level career in travel, Matthew studied travel and tourism management at the University of Wales, graduating with first class honours in 2017 before going on to achieve a Distinction in his master’s in business administration in 2018. 

Wearing a suit and cream-coloured tie, Matthew Millar smiles towards the camera.

He joined jet2 as an executive the following year and has since been promoted to Senior Executive after showing great tenacity to support different areas of the business during the pandemic. Nominating Matthew, Janice Mather from Jet2 said: “As part of TTG 30 Under 30, Matthew will personally benefit from expanding his knowledge of the travel industry and learning and developing from opportunities for networking and professional development as well as career progression.” It’s the most exclusive list for those looking to build their careers in the travel industry – the TTG 30 Under 30.

Matthew said: “First of all, the fantastic work the lecturers did through support and guidance of all students. Key figures within the team supported me from decisions for my professional development through opportunity on placements and opening the door to key contracts across the industry. They were the catalyst for my drive within the industry through the knowledge shared. The modules covered such a wide spectrum of areas which are applicable to virtually every business within the industry.

To be part of this year’s TTG 30 under 30 and to be recognised and part of this elite group has been an incredible accomplishment within my professional career to date. It provides a fantastic opportunity to network with peers that have been nominated as part of this year’s group, discuss current industry challenges and opportunities, listening to key speakers across a number of events, and continue to develop my knowledge within this fantastic industry!“

Jacqui Jones, Programme Manager for the Tourism and Events Portfolio said: "We would all like to congratulate Matthew on this incredible recognition just four years after leaving University. He was always an incredibly committed student who was determined to do well and being selected as one of TTG's 30 under 30 is an amazing achievement."



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