G Adventures expands UK sales team

G Adventures has expanded its outside sales team with the internal appointment of Tom Buck as Global Purpose Specialist (GPS), based in London.

His GPS role focuses on building and maintaining connections with existing and new agents.

G Adventures said his appointment follows an increase in demand for in-person events and training, especially from partners based in the capital.

Buck started in the travel industry as a sales consultant at Tui, then joined G Adventures as a Global Connection Officer in the ‘Boombox’ (contact centre) in 2017. He transferred to the Private Groups division in 2018.

Stu Darnley, national sales manager at G Adventures, said: “Tom’s drive, passion and agency support skills, which he has demonstrated during his time at G Adventures, have shone through during his time in the groups department and makes him a fantastic fit for the new GPS role.

“His passion for people, existing trade relationships and extensive knowledge of the G Adventures brand will allow him to hit the ground running.

“Covering London, the southeast and as far north as Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, Tom will be out on the road spending as much time face-to-face with agents as possible and helping to guide them through the exciting world of adventure, offering insights and support into marketing, product and sales.

“We’re seeing a huge increase in in-person requests from agents and we’re excited to have another set of boots on the ground to ensure we’re delivering that face to face support to our partners.”

Buck joined the travel industry after travelling in southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand for four years, and said he was drawn to G Adventures for its sustainable tourism practices.

“During my time travelling, I saw first-hand the impact that travel can have on the planet and its people,” said Buck.

“Being part of an organisation which has community tourism at the heart of all that we do is incredibly inspiring.

“I have worked closely with the GPS team around the world for a number of years and I’m excited to share my passion for adventure and responsible travel with our agents.”

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