Saga Holidays has hired Iain Powell as its new head of trade sales for both Saga Holidays and Saga Cruises.
Powell will join the company on January 15. He is currently business manager of Carnival UK’s National Travel Partnerships team. He has also held roles at TUI and Virgin Holidays.
Maria Whiteman, MD for Saga Holidays said: “I am delighted to announce that Iain Powell will be joining the trade sales team as head of trade sales in the New Year. Iain has a wealth of experience that will be a real asset to our business and complement the skills and experience we have in our successful trade sales team. We have ambitious plans for growth across our travel divisions and trade sales form an integral part of these future plans.”
Powell added: “I’m thrilled to be joining Saga as Head of Trade sales. Saga is a highly regarded and recognised brand known for quality and service and I’m delighted to be joining at such an exciting time in its trade sales journey.”
The appointment follows Deborah Aylward’s departure from the company.