Hotelplan UK’s Inghams, Santa’s Lapland and Esprit travel agency sales team is expanding, with the appointment of a new business development manager for the North of England and Scotland and office based agency sales support.
Laura Harrison has been appointed Business Development Manager, representing Hotelplan UK’s brands (Inghams, Santa’s Lapland and Esprit) to the group’s trade partners in the North of England and Scotland.
Laura’s previous travel industry experience includes Avis Car Hire, Disney and Thomas Cook. Sasha Darling, an already established part of the team, will now increase her hours to cover the whole of the South.
Nikita Crane, Agency Sales Support Executive is moving internally from Hotelplan UK’s reservations team to support the group’s partner travel agents – alongside the business development managers in the companies’ office in Farnborough.
Julie Franklin, Head of Agency Sales, comments: “’Now is the right time to once again build our team. With Sasha, Laura, Nikita and myself, we will be able to provide a better service to our agents furnishing them with more tools than ever, while supporting them to grow sales across our brands.
“Trade sales are a significant part of our business and our growth in our team reflects our commitment to our partners. While virtual contact plays a big part in communications, face to face relationships remain at the heart of the team and our focus.”
Pictured: Nikita Crane, Julie Franklin, Sasha Darling and Laura Harrison.