TTC steps up trade support with brand restructure

By Lisa James
08/03/2022
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The Travel Corporation (TTC) has restructured its tour brands, which include Trafalgar, Insight Vacation and Contiki, under a new division.

Called TTC Tour Brands, the new global division will serve as a single source for sales, marketing and operations.

TTC Tour Brandswill be led by Gavin Tollman who becomes CEO of the newly created division. Adam Armstrong remains CEO of Contiki.

Reporting to these executives will be heads of five aligned global sales and marketing regions in UK & Europe, Oceania, North America, Asia and South Africa.

In the UK, Sales and Marketing Director for Contiki, Costsaver and Trafalgar Donna Jeavons (pictured above) will also take on responsibility for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, leading the TTC Tour Brands across UK, Ireland and continental Europe.

Chris Townson will continue in his role as Managing Director for Uniworld Boutique River Cruises with the expanded remit of European markets, focusing on building on the strong growth that Uniworld is experiencing as it enters its fully operational 2022 European season on 20 March.

Ms Jeavons said: “I’m thrilled to lead the newly formed combined TTC Tour Brands team and am pleased we will be able to further support travel agents to match the right tour brand to the right client.

“I look forward to announcing our strengthened-on road sales team in the near future, which will ensure even greater coverage across the wide diversity of this brand portfolio.

“We’re creating a seamless selling experience for the travel agent community and while this structure may be new, it is designed with one constant: the benefit to our partners.”

Mr Tollman said TTC Tour Brands was designed to make it easier for travel agency partners to do business with the individual tour brands of TTC at a moment when touring and expert holiday guidance have become increasingly important to travellers.

He said: “The expertise, comfort and confidence of a touring holiday has never been more relevant, and we [TTC] saw a unique opportunity to leverage this moment to bring together our diverse and award-winning tour brands under a singular marketing, sales and operational structure,” he said.

“Our efforts to make it even easier for agents extend beyond our team reorganisation.

“In June we are also launching a single sign on agent booking portal, where agent partners can look and book all TTC tour brands in one place.

“We are becoming more efficient in our structure and with our tools to serve our partners better. We are eliminating confusion in the marketplace and strengthening the integrity of our unique and diverse tour brands.”

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