G Adventures’ sales team has appointed Jen Watson as a global purpose specialist (GPS) to support agents across northern England, Ireland and Scotland.
Glasgow-based Watson has more than 16 years of experience within the travel industry, having worked Thomas Cook, Travel 2 and Hays Travel.
She has also worked overseas in Portugal, Tenerife, Cyprus and in Florida, at Epcot Theme Park in Walt Disney World Resort.
Stu Darnley, national sales manager at G Adventures, said: “As part of our regrowth strategy, G Adventures will be working more closely than ever with our travel agent community as we look to connect travellers with their long-awaited adventures.
“Our GPS team play a pivotal role in supporting agents in everything from training to marketing and Jen’s experience and people skills make her the perfect person for the job.
“We’re seeing increased demand from agents wanting more in-person meetings and our GPS team are now back on the road, nurturing those face-to-face relationships, helping with training and speaking with customers to help raise awareness around the benefits of adventure and touring.”
Watson added: “Having travelled with G Adventures in the past, I really respected the company’s approach to responsible travel, allowing travellers to see a destination in depth, interact with local communities while ensuring they leave the destination better than they found it.
“I’m delighted to step into a business whose values I respect and am excited to share these, along with the many incredible travel experiences on offer, with the travel agents in my region.”