Explore’s Ben Ittensohn moves to Oz, BDM Pip Baines promoted

By Linsey McNeill
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Explore Worldwide Business Development Manager Philippa (Pip) Baines has been promoted to Agency Sales Manager as Director of Sales Ben Ittensohn moves to Australia.

Ben is relocating to Brisbane where he will take on a more global role from January, said Explore.

Pip, who joined the operator four years ago, said: “We already have a fantastic relationship with travel agents in the UK. As we move into 2023 these changes herald exciting times at Explore and I look forward to leading our agency sales team into this next phase of growth.”

Ben Ittensohn added: “The UK is a key market for us, and our trade partnerships are absolutely crucial to Explore’s continued growth. These changes will not only strengthen the team but also help deliver on our overall trade sales strategy and secure our growth ambitions for the business.”

Ben said further news about the expansion of the trade sales team will be announced early next year.

Explore MD Michael Edwards added: “This is a really significant time for Explore, which is strongly positioned as the operator best serving the 40-60 demographic in the adventure sector.

“We’ve seen significant growth in our agent sales this year, which would not have been possible without Ben, Pip and the UK trade team as well as out fantastic agent partnerships which are absolutely crucial in our plans for further growth in 2023 and beyond.”

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