APT and Travelmarvel continues to bolster its trade support team with the appointment of Koral Lipton as its new business development manager (BDM) for the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Lipton, who is based in Glasgow, begins her new role on December 16, and brings a wealth of experience in supporting travel agents and key suppliers. She has served as a key account manager for Gold Medal and Travel 2 for over six years, and prior to that was a Travel 2 travel consultant for eight years.
Reporting into Brad Bennetts, APT and Travelmarvel’s head of sales and business development, Lipton will be responsible for positioning the operator’s river cruises, Croatian yachting programme, expedition cruises and tours as the products of choice for agents in her regions.
She will also build relationships with key trade partners, identify new business opportunities, manage third-party retail accounts and deliver quality and engaging training for local agents.
Brad Bennetts said: “We are thrilled to welcome Koral to the APT and Travelmarvel family. She joins a fantastic new team, at an exciting time of growth for our brands, and her appointment reflects the investment that our business is making to ensure the continued sales success of our valued agent partners.
“With new ships on the Mekong and expansions into new destinations planned for 2023, Koral will have lots of exciting product developments to talk to the industry about, and we can’t wait for her to get started.”
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