Explore expands trade sales team with new appointment

Explore has appointed Wendy Wu Tours’ Nick Hindle to the role of business development manager as it expands its UK sales team.

Hindle, who has been sales and business development manager at Wendy Wu Tours for the last two years, will look after agents based in the east of the UK.

Adventure operator Explore now has a three-strong trade sales team in the UK and Ireland.Hindle – a former senior retail manager at Tui – joins Philippa Baines, who joined as business development manager in May, and Ciaran Whelan in the team.

Ben Ittensohn, global head of sales at Explore, said: “We are really excited to welcome Nick to the trade sales team at Explore.

The enhanced team aims to give every agent even more chance to build their small group adventure business with Explore.

“Our trade partners are an essential part of Explore’s on-going success and we are encouraged by the strong double digit growth year to date in our agency sales and are committed to making sure that they have every opportunity to continue to grow with us and receive the dedicated support and assets they need.”