Sister tour operators Back-Roads Touring and Topdeck Travel are to combine their sales teams in the UK market.

The Association of Adventure & Touring Suppliers (Atas) members say the move will increase the support available to both brands’ UK trade partners.

The joint sales team will consist of Lockie Kerr, of off-the-beaten track specialist Back-Roads Touring, and Zachary Sewell, of youth group travel specialists Topdeck.

Kerr said: “Combining sales forces will provide an opportunity to spend more time educating UK agents on the brands latest offerings, and we are excited about the opportunity to extend our support further with partners.”