A UK sales office has been opened by Sani and Ikos Resorts as the sister Greek resort brands create an online portal to support travel agents.

UK, Scandinavia, and Americas sales and marketing regional director Lee Barker is joined by Andrea Keeble and Phil Shipman as sales and marketing manager and business development manager for the trade respectively.

Claire Griffiths will continue managing relationships with tour operators as the group’s UK sales manager.

Barker said: “Despite the challenges the travel industry has faced this year, the Sani/Ikos Group have taken a big step and decided to further invest in the UK market.

“Working alongside our tour operator partners, our vision is to enhance support for the travel agent ahead of the 2021 season.

“The new agent portal is just one of the initiatives we are implementing as part of our long-term strategy to strengthen our presence in the UK market.”

Sani Resort features five hotels in Halkidiki, while Ikos includes four all-inclusive resorts in Greece and a new opening in Andalusia in April 2021.

The regularly updated travel expert portal will also provide interactive training sessions, videos, webinars, image libraries and brochures.

Agents who complete training modules for both Sani and Ikos will be automatically entered into a competition to win a five-night stay at Sani Resort and one five-night stay at Ikos Resorts.

The competition will run until the end of the year with the winners announced by January 15.