The TUI UK trade team, reporting to Andrew Isherwood, TUI Head of Trade Relations, has been boosted with an additional nine team members, bringing the group to 17 strong.
The new team is testament to the global travel and leisure company’s commitment to support UK travel agents in selling TUI products.
Amongst the new team members are four trade relations managers, who will cover the length and breadth of the country, to ensure all independent travel agents who want to sell more TUI holidays have the knowledge and tools they need.
Neil Swanson, TUI UK &I Chief Marketing Officer, commented:
“The new TUI trade team is ready to hit the ground running and get out meeting independent agents ahead of the turn of year booking period. But this isn’t just for Christmas, it’s a long-term commitment and we are here to stay.
“The team are working on their plans for 2024 and beyond to ensure they are building strong and sustainable relationships with our independent agent partners.”
The new regional travel managers will be headed up by Holly Wood, Senior Trade Relations Manager (who will also be covering the south of England agents) and includes Gavin Enever, Trade Relations Manager – North; Craig Moffat, Trade Relations Manager – Scotland; Kerri Rasberry, Trade Relations Manager – Midlands and Siobhan Bosket, Trade Relations Manager – Northern Ireland.
In addition to the new trade relations team, TUI has also invested in trade relations support reporting to Hayley Vaughan, Trade Relations Support Manager. Three additional executives have joined the team – David Shelford, Corrie Edwards and Kirsty Reid.
The final new addition to the team is Deborah Crannage, TUI Training Delivery Manager, who will be responsible for all agent training requirements across the UK.
The team will also be supported by the four strong Marella trade team led by Steven Heath, Senior Trade Relations Manager.
“We have put a lot of time and investment into building an industry leading trade team. We can’t wait to get out there and further support our agent partners!”, added Swanson.