TTC Tour Brands expands trade support team as sales director departs

TTC Tour Brands has announced the departure of sales director Becky Francis, as well as two additions for its trade support team.

Francis will leave the company in August after seven years at The Travel Corporation. She previously led sales for youth touring brand Contiki and over the past year has held the role of director of sales for TTC Tour Brands.

Meanwhile, Louise Sword has joined as sales manager at TTC Tour Brands for southeast England. Sword has previously worked for Titan Travel for 15 years, starting in reservations before moving into a sales manager role for seven years in the southeast.

A new business development manager has been appointed for Contiki and will be announced in September.

Kelly Jackson, EMEA managing director of TTC Tour Brands, said: “We are sad to bid farewell to Becky after seven years of dedication, but we wish her all the best in her onward journey.

“At the same time, we are very excited to welcome Louise and our new Contiki BDM; these additional roles will enable us to better serve and support our trade partners in selling our diverse range of escorted touring.

“We are actively recruiting for a director of sales for UK, Europe and Ireland and look forward to making an announcement on that in the near future.

“We are unwaveringly committed to our valued travel trade partners; we plan to strengthen our sales team, solidify our trade relationships, expand our contact centre and enhance our travel agent online booking portal.”

Sword added: “I can’t wait to get out on the road and talk to agent partners about TTC Tour Brands and the incredible experiences they offer.

“2023 has been an exciting year for the brands and I have no doubt 2024 will be even more so.”

The TTC Tour Brands portfolio includes Luxury Gold, Insight Vacations, Trafalgar, Costsaver and Contiki.

Becky Francis will leave TTC Tour Brands in August
Becky Francis will leave TTC Tour Brands in August

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