TTC Tour Brands recruiting for sales roles to buoy expansion

TTC Tour Brands is seeking to recruit a sales manager focused on homeworking agents, plus two area sales managers, to support its “ambitious growth”.

The operator of Contiki, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold and Costsaver said the newly created homeworker manager role has been developed following feedback from agent partners, to offer “flexible, tailored and in-depth support to this important and growing segment of the agent market”.

One of the newly created area sales manager roles will cover agencies in northern and Central England, while the other will focus on Scotland and Northern Ireland – the first time that TTC has had a manager dedicated to Scottish and Northern Irish agents.

The recruitment drive follows the appointments last November of Europe, UK & Ireland sales director Kelly Walker (pictured) and Polly Poulton as national account manager.

Walker said: “We are on an ambitious growth trajectory for the UK 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.”

TTC Tour Brands has also hired a new communications agency in the UK, FleishmanHillard, to work with Anna Vine, UK & Europe head of marketing for The Travel Corporation (TTC).

TTC said it expects to see UK sales grow “across the board”, especially in Asia, particularly for Japan; the US and Canada; and Europe, where Scandinavia bookings are “picking up”.

Trafalgar, Insight Vacations and Costsaver are running a Big Tour Sale, with discounts of 15-20%. Contiki’s sale offers discounts of up to 25% for bookings made before February 29.

Kelly Jackson, TTC Tour Brands’ EMEA managing director, said: “2024 has got off to a great start. We are seeing superb sales growth in the UK, and I am excited to see Kelly Walker grow her sales team, further enhance our brand awareness in the industry, and reinforce our commitment to our trade partners who make up over 80% of our business.”

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