Philippa Baines has re-joined adventure travel specialist Explore, as business development manager.

She has more than 25 years of travel industry experience, having previously worked for Explore as trade sales manager, before roles at Wendy Wu Tours and Intrepid Travel.

In her new post, Baines will report to Explore’s global head of sales, Ben Ittensohn, to help with the operator’s trade strategy.

Ittensohn said: “We are delighted to welcome Philippa back into the Explore family as part of our expanding sales team.

“With a great reputation, extensive product knowledge and excellent trade relationships, Philippa will be a strong addition to our sales team.

“Working with the UK travel trade is fundamental to our business success. As part of our commitment to developing business through the trade having Philippa on board means we are providing our agency partners with not only the necessary assets, but support, to help grow their sales of this exciting segment.”

Baines added: “I am delighted to be re-joining the Explore team.  I’m looking forward to working with our trade partners across the UK to raise the profile of Explore, its product and commitment to responsible travel.”

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