Travelsphere and Just You bolsters trade sales team

Travelsphere and Just You bolsters trade sales team

Travelsphere and Just You has appointed two new key account managers as it bolsters its trade sales team.

Joining the escorted touring and solo traveller specialists are Rachel Mould, who joins from Hays Travel where she was assistant head of cruise and Phil Shipman, who moves over from his role as senior business development manager at Club Med.

They will be responsible for supporting travel agents and forming new trade partnerships across the UK and report to the brands’ recently-appointed head of trade sales Sarah Weetman at the company’s office in Market Harborough.

Alastair Campbell, managing director of Travelsphere and Just You, said: “We are seeing unprecedented growth through the trade for both Travelsphere and Just You. We are delighted that Rachel and Phil are joining our team which will ensure that we can support all of our existing and new agency partners.

“As part of our regional strategic approach, Rachel and Phil along with Polly Poulton will be out on the road to ensure that all our partners get the very best service support as we continue to grow. The repositioning of both Travelsphere and Just You, offering a unique package of unmatched customer guarantees, really hit the mark with travel agents and their customers.”

Mould has been regional sales manager at Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises and a sales manager at Virgin Holidays in previous roles in the industry she has worked in since 1993.

She said: “Travelsphere and Just You are two very inspiring brands. The single traveller market continues to grow and Just You is unique in the fact that every tour is exclusively for the single traveller. The new range of rock solid guarantees give great peace of mind to the customers of both brands and in turn to our travel agency partners.”

Shipman has previously worked as a business development manager for Global Travel Group and as a regional key account manager at Cadogan Holidays over 20 years in travel.

He said: “There are huge opportunities for the trade with Travelsphere and Just You, both brands cater to distinct audiences and offer some truly inspiring tours to a wide range of destinations. It is a really exciting time to join such an ambitious new business.”

Travelsphere has specialised in providing escorted tours for more than 50 years, offering tours to over 60 global destinations.

Just You is a single traveller escorted tours specialist and has been operating for more than 10 years.

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