National Account Manager for Airline Fares Supplier
Faremine has announced the appointment of Chris Oakes as National Account Manager.
Chris joins the company during a sustained period of growth for Faremine, to strengthen the company's travel agent and tour operator partnerships.
Philip Pritchard, Commercial Director, Faremine, said: “Chris is a consummate travel professional, genuinely dedicated to the industry. His extensive experience and commitment to the travel industry fits perfectly with our ethos and values as an established, growing business, maintaining integrity.
“Relationships with our agents and tour operators are paramount, and Chris’s appointment will ensure we continue to deliver the highly regarded levels of service our clients deserve and are accustomed to.”
Chris Oakes joins Faremine with over 29 years’ travel industry experience in senior appointments including Hays Travel Independence Group, Holidaytaxis.com, Traveltek Ltd and Stella Travel Group.
Faremine, with over 600 registered agents and tour operators has reported strong sales growth of 30 per cent, year on year since 2014. Passenger numbers have increased to over 60,000 p/a.
Faremine has exclusive contracts with over 60 UK based carriers - all the major airlines, plus hundreds more worldwide. The unique Faremine online reservations system was developed by travel experts specifically for travel professionals’ use, utilising industry-leading technology to deliver fares from all the GDS - Worldspan, Sabre, Galileo and Amadeus.
Faremine has two call centres in Bradford and Chester and is part of the Gazelle Travel Ltd group, established 37 years.