Saga has grown its trade team with the appointment of another business development manager (BDM).
Former Saga agency sales executive Natasha Jones has rejoined the operator’s trade team as a BDM following a two-year absence.
Jones spent eight months travelling before a stint working for STA Travel’s retail division.
She will be responsible for helping support key travel agent partners while developing new partnerships and helping them grow their Saga business.
Jones joins a team of 10 and will report to national account manager Sukina Fagg.
“We’re incredibly excited to have Natasha join us this week,” said 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, Saga head of trade sales, added: “I’m delighted Natasha has joined the team as we further increase the support we offer our amazing travel agent partners.
“We recognise how important this channel is for our future growth and therefore we must continue to invest in it.
“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.”