The Travel Corporation forms new division for tour brands
Tour operator group The Travel Corporation (TTC) announced a global reorganisation of its tour brands including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Costsaver and Contiki under a new division, TTC Tour Brands.
The entity will serve as a single source for sales, marketing and operations of the individual brands.
TTC Tour Brands will be led by Gavin Tollman, who becomes CEO of the newly created division along with veteran TTC executives Ulla Hefel Bohler, who steps into the role of Chief Operating Officer, Dee Marrocco as Chief Marketing Officer and Duncan Robertson as Chief Digital Officer.
Adam Armstrong remains CEO of Contiki.
Laddering up to these executives will be heads of five aligned global sales and marketing regions in UK & Europe, Oceania, North America, Asia and South Africa.
According to Tollman, TTC Tour Brands was designed to make it easier for travel agency partners to do business with the individual tour brands at a moment when touring and expert guidance have become increasingly important to travellers.
“The expertise and confidence of a touring holiday has never been more relevant, and we saw a unique opportunity to leverage this moment to bring together our diverse brands under a singular marketing, sales and operational structure,” said Tollman.
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..”
Currently Sales & Marketing Director for Contiki, Costsaver and Trafalgar, Donna Jeavons will additionally take 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, as it enters its fully operational 2022 European season on 20 March.
“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, ”said Jeavons.