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Jet2holidays expands trade sales team to 14

Two new trade sales executives have been recruited by Jet2holidays to work with agents across Scotland, Cumbria, the East Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Aileen Rutherford and Ryan Clayton have joined the operator, bringing with them more than 35 years’ collective experienceand expanding the trade team to 14.

Rutherford worked as a retail manager at an independent high street agent and as assistant manager and retail manager for a leisure, travel and tourism company.

Clayton started his career as a sales consultant for a travel group where he then spent 14 years working in various roles. He then took up the roles of business development executive and then branch manager for an independent travel agency.

Rutherford has been appointed to cover Scotland and Cumbria, while Clayton will cover the East Midlands and South Yorkshire regions. 

Jet2holidays head of trade Alan Cross said: “These two appointments demonstrate that we are 100% committed to our Partners2Success strategy, which will see us continue to strengthen our unique and successful partnership approach to working with independent travel agency partners. 

“With independent travel agents and their customers continuing to respond to our VIP service, we are keen to further grow this vital sales channel and deliver a service that supports agency partners with their business growth. 

“This can only be achieved by attracting dedicated and focused professionals and building our team.”

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