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TTC Tour Brands Boosts UK & Ireland Sales Team Ahead of Expected Surge in Business

TTC Tour Brands – owner of The Travel Corporation’s brands such as Contiki, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold and Costsaver – is significantly boosting its UK and Ireland sales teams as it expects to see a huge surge in sales and bookings from these markets.

In particular, TTC expects to see sales growth in the UK and Ireland for destinations like Asia (particularly Japan), North America (in particular, Canada); mainland Europe and Scandinavia.

The company’s growth plan has now launched, with strategic hires within the sales team, solidifying TTC’s dedication to agent partners.

New Director of Sales, Kelly Walker, formerly Head of Distribution at EasyJet Holidays, has joined to lead the UK and Ireland sales team. Her new role includes helping to elevate TTC’s relationships with valued trade partners. Polly Poulton also joins the team as National Account Manager from G Touring, bringing over 20 years’ experience to the role.

TTC is also Recruiting for a Variety of Roles

The company is looking to recruit a Sales Manager focusing on homeworkers. Having listened to feedback from agent partners, TTC wants to ensure it can offer flexible, tailored and in-depth support to this important and growing segment of the agent market. There are also two new Area Sales Manager roles, including someone dedicated to Scotland and Northern Ireland, another first for TTC.

Speaking about the UK growth plans Kelly Walker, Director of Sales at TTC Tour Brands Europe, UK & Ireland said: “We are on an ambitious growth trajectory for the UKI at TTC Tour Brands and I am delighted to have joined the company at such an exciting time. We are focusing on offering and developing some great new tours and experiences across our brands that are tapping into the evolving tastes and trends in the touring market. All of this is of course done with sustainability as one of our primary considerations. If you, or anyone you know, is as excited by the sound of our UK plans as we are then we encourage them to get in touch about a number of live roles we currently have open as we continue to expand.”

Brian Hynes Coffee Break – 2024 Outlook & 2023 Review

Check out ITTN’s new Coffee Break video interviewing Brian Hynes from The Travel Corporation. Brian discusses activities from 2023 plus upcoming events and trips in 2024 including a fam trip to Greece (and how to get an invite) and the successful repeat of the Agent Appreciation event in Ashford Castle which is, in fact, a TCC property.

Finally, Brian gives a helpful run-through of the TCC core brands and the agent portal to assist travel agents in matching the perfect holiday to the client. This reinforces Brian and his team’s aim to be the one-stop-shop for touring.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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