Natasha Jones has re-joined Saga Travel in the role of business development manager, as the operator’s trade team continues to expand.

She left the Saga trade team two years ago to spend eight months travelling, followed by a spell at STA Travel.

In her new role, she will help travel agent partners to develop their Saga business.

She joins a trade team of 10 and will report to national account manager, Sukina Fagg.

Fagg: “She brings to the business a wealth of travel and retail experience, as well as a clear understanding of the part travel agents play in our long-term strategy.”

Iain Powell, head of trade sales, said her appointment means the team can increase the support it offers to travel agent partners.

“We recognise how important this channel is for our future growth and therefore we must continue to invest in it,” he said.

“I’m continuously overwhelmed by the support travel agents show us and, since we launched Spirit of Discovery in early July 2019, it’s reached new levels, surpassing our expectations.

“We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for backing us and promoting Saga to their customers.”