Natalie Holder has joined Hurtigruten as trade partnership manager after leaving The Travel Network Group (TTNG).
In her office-based role, Holder will look after medium and small agency accounts across the country.
UK head of trade sales Mark Walter said: “The trade partnership manager role is a new one [for Hurtigruten]. Natalie will look after the small and medium-sized accounts.
“There were a lot of accounts across the country that did not get supported. Now Natalie can support agents wherever they are.
“Her remit is very much support, train and do product updates.”
Holder had been trading manager at TTNG for the last two years after heading up its marketing team from 2013.
Walter added: “She is extremely well known by the TTNG membership and she will be able to support and help the trade and independent agents alike.
“This appointment is all part of our continuing support of the trade.”
Today (November 20), she tweeted: “I am so excited to be joining such a fantastic team with such a wonderful product.”
— Natalie Holder (@nattravelgirl) November 20, 2019
Hurtigruten posted: “Delighted and over the moon to announce the appointment of Natalie Holder as Trade Partnership Manager from today. Welcome to Team Hurtigruten.”
Holder will deliver a £24,000 hybrid car to Michelle Thomson, of Bideford Travel, alongside Walter on her first day in her new job.
Holder’s appointment is the latest in a series of changes within in the line’s trade sales team.
Earlier this year, the expedition line promoted Walter to head of UK trade sales from the position of national key account manager.
In July, Russell Cox joined Hurtigruten as key account manager from Midcounties Co-Operative.
Hurtigruten restructured its sales team in September which prompted the line’s explorer manager Danny Giles and national events and sales manager Maria Ersmarker to leave the business.
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