Agency growth just the ticket for Laura

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

CITY bou­tique-style travel agency Trav­e­land­more has ap­pointed a new busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager to head its ex­pan­sion pro­gramme.

Laura Don­ald­son will be re­spon­si­ble for fa­cil­i­tat­ing new growth op­por­tu­ni­ties for the travel busi­ness – which was es­tab­lished 20 years ago – as it looks to ex­pand its op­er­a­tions in 2012.

As part of her role, Laura will also man­age all in­ter­na­tional busi­ness travel, in­clud­ing the co-or­di­na­tion of for­eign con­fer­ences and events held by cus­tomers.

Prior to join­ing the Wer­ring­ton-based com­pany, Laura worked as part of the events team at ma­jor Peter­bor­ough in­sur­ance busi­ness BGL Group. While there Laura helped to man­age an­nual awards balls for more than 1,000 em­ploy­ees, as well as in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence travel to desti­na­tions in­clud­ing Istanbul, Venice and China.

She be­gan her ca­reer in the travel in­dus­try and pre­vi­ously spent two years work­ing for Trav­e­land­more be­fore mov­ing to spe­cialise in events man­age­ment.

Alan Holt, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Trav­e­land­more, said: “The travel mar­ket has been ex­tremely volatile in re­cent years so it is vi­tal that any busi­ness op­er­at­ing in this mar­ket con­tin­ues to evolve and look for new op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“Trav­e­land­more is al­ready a trusted travel provider for many lo­cal peo­ple and busi­nesses, so we are keen to ex­ceed our cus­tomers’ ex­pec­ta­tions in ev­ery as­pect of how they do busi­ness with us and take the com­pany to a fan­tas­tic new level of growth.

“With her proven track record in both the travel and events arena, Laura will play a piv­otal role in help­ing to drive for­ward our on­go­ing busi­ness de­vel­op­ment plans.”

Laura said: “Trav­e­land­more al­ready has a very strong rep­u­ta­tion for de­liv­er­ing per­son­alised travel op­tions, which is ex­tremely pow­er­ful in such a com­pet­i­tive and com­modi­tised in­dus­try.

“Hav­ing worked for Trav­e­land­more a few years ago, I was al­ready fa­mil­iar with the com­pany and fol­low­ing sig­nif­i­cant growth within its busi­ness travel ac­tiv­ity, there are so many di­rec­tions the com­pany could ex­pand which is very ex­cit­ing.”

NEW ROLE: Laura Don­ald­son, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager, Trav­e­land­more.

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