Former business development manager of Tradewind Voyages Rachel Healey is set to join Virgin Limited Edition (VLE) next week.
Healey, a well-known figure in the industry who has also worked at Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Abercrombie & Kent, will take up the role of senior sales manager for Europe in VLE’s UK sales team on Monday (May 23).
She will report directly into regional director of sales, Vanessa Rothery, and will oversee the European market.
VLE recently announced a new luxury hotel in Mallorca on its Son Bunyola Estate which is due to open next summer.
Rothery said: “We’re incredibly excited for Rachel to join the Virgin Limited Edition family. [She] brings a wealth of experience in the luxury travel sector and her knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for the industry is contagious.
“We couldn’t have found someone more fitting who shares our same values.
“We’re extremely thankful for the invaluable support of our trade partners and I know that Rachel will be a familiar and friendly face for many in her new role.
“She will hit the ground running at what is already a very exciting time.”
Healey told Travel Weekly: “I am absolutely delighted and very excited to be joining Virgin on Monday. The role is quite new for me in terms of hotel representation but Virgin is such an iconic brand.
“I am working with the trade which is something that I have done for most of my career.”
She added: “It’s quite a small team and one of the biggest attractions was being able to make the role my own. I also went with the [company] culture which is a good fit for me.”