Following a boost in agency sales in the north of England over the past year, premium and luxury guided holiday sister brands Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have responded by expanding their sales teams.
The brands will appointed two new sales managers in the north – Sarah Budgie and Clare Collins Doyle, replacing Caroline O’Brien.
Sarah Budgie is the new sales manager (Midlands & north-east) and will visit agencies in the East & West Midlands, East Anglia, Yorkshire and the north-east, while Clare Collins Doyle is the sales manager (north west) and will manage agency visits in Lancashire, Merseyside, Great Manchester and Cheshire.
Starting in January 2018, the pair are responsible for supporting both brands’ existing trade relationships, as well as developing new relationships in the northern travel market.
They join Greta Stonestreet, sales manager south, to support Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold’s valued trade partners.
Both Budgie and Collins Doyle bring a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the sales team.
Budgie has over ten years of travel industry experience having previously worked as head of sales and marketing at Interski and held senior positions at Thomas Cook.
Collins Doyle moves to the brand side of the business having most recently work at Pro Travel Agent and Travellab in Cheshire.