Trade-only operator and consolidator Major Travel is planning “trade blitzes” thanks to a new partnership with outsourcing specialist Flexi Reps.
News of the deal follows agreements for Flexi Reps to help Newmarket Holidays and Princess Cruises with temporary staff placements and sales reps.
Qasim Gulamhusein, managing director at Major Travel, said: “The Flexi Reps model works perfectly for us. As a truly trade-only operator, we have a long love affair with agents and have invested heavily in supporting them throughout their marketing and booking journey.
“Being able to do trade blitzes with talented teams is a great help to our overall marketing and communications mix.
“We have plenty to talk about this and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”
Craig Davidson (pictured), Flexi Reps managing director, added: “It’s been a tough period for our industry, but we are such a resilient bunch and it’s great for us to keep signing new projects and getting people back out on the road.
“In August we will be celebrating two years in business, and I’m so pleased with the roll call of brands that we have worked with and continue to support from all areas of our sector.”
Newmarket holidays is working with Flexi Reps to help the escorted tour operator with a maternity cover vacancy.
Richard Forde, Newmarket’s head of trade sales, said: “We love the trade…and we know Flexi Reps do too. We have a great sales team, but we are pleased we can tap into additional talent from time to time with Craig and the Flexi Team.
“Selecting the reps we want to work with us was a big tick for us and we love the flexibility the model gives us.”