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Sales and Marketing Department

Welcome to our to our department, our sales team look forward taking your enquiry offering guidance and suitable suggestions on where to travel, based on either personal experience or that of other members of staff within the company. Working alongside our Marketing Manager who keeps our website up to date and produces all our ‘Point of Sale’ material  to ensure you are kept up to date with our vast range of products, by telephone, e-marketing, social media, mailing brochures, personal visits, presentations and attending a many trade-related exhibitions, workshops and familiarisation trips.

Sales

Martin Slater, National Sales Manager

I have worked in Travel & Tourism for over 40 years, 24 of those working with the groups market and the last 16 with Greatdays and I’m still learning. I have an excellent knowledge of the UK as I spend much of my time travelling the country visiting clients and staying at hotels we use.

My responsible areas are:

  • Achieve volume targets set by the company
  • Visit clients to cement relationships, secure business and obtain intelligence for feedback to the company
  • Monitor and maintain service levels provided by the company to the client
  • Source and implement new revenue streams
  • Source and arrange which trade exhibitions to attend
  • Attend networking events associated with the business

Gina Halden, Sales Manager B2B Accounts

I have worked in group travel and tourism for nearly 30 years, including 10 years in the School Travel sector. I previously managed the European Department at Greatdays for over 10 years and during that time have travelled Europe extensively. Since moving over to Sales team a few years ago, I have also had the opportunity discover more of the UK & Ireland whilst visiting clients and experiencing familiarisation trips.

My responsible areas are:

  • Looking after UK & Ireland based operators
  • Build business relationships with regular contact, via telephone calls and visits
  • Promoting Europe as a destination, using my wealth of knowledge in this field
  • Attend networking events and trade shows associated with the business
  • Liaise with operations on enquiries taken from B2B clients
  • Regular familiarisation visits with our Operations Teams within the UK and Europe.
  • Keep clients and colleagues up-to-date with new products

Claire Buckley, Sales Manager Private Groups

I have been working in the travel industry since 1991 in various roles, with Greatdays I can continue my love for travelling, seeking out new and exciting places that would be suitable for our clients with my excellent customer service.

My responsible areas are:

  • To build relationships with regular contact, via telephone calls and visits where required
  • Follow up on quotations ensuring we have met the client’s requirements
  • Ensure the smooth transition from enquiry to tour departure liaising with other departments within the company
  • Keep clients and colleagues up to date with new products
  • Source new clients

Dawn Bennison, Sales Manager Private Groups

I joined Greatdays nearly two years ago previously working in the UK/Ireland Operations department, I have now transferred over to this role and bring with me a good knowledge of the products we offer.

My responsible areas are:

  • Build relationships with regular contact, via telephone calls and visits where required
  • Follow up on quotations ensuring we have met the client’s requirements
  • Ensure the smooth transition from enquiry to tour departure liaising with other departments within the company
  • Keep clients and colleagues up to date with new products
  • Source new clients

 

Marketing

Jan Hurst, Design and Marketing Manager

My responsible areas are:

  • Manage the production process of all on and off-line marketing and promotional literature
  • Produce e-shots for all departments on a daily basis
  • To negotiate the best rates and timescales for all outsourced production work
  • Monitor the actual spend against the agreed budget for advertising costs in the year
  • Ensure the website is visually consistent and up to date
  • Ensure Greatdays adheres to any Copyright laws on the content it uses

Tom Hughes – Social Media and Marketing Co-ordinator

I am a new addition to the Greatdays team, joining in March 2018.

My responsible areas are:

  • Focussing on enhancing the Social Media presence and reach across a range of platforms
  • Responsible for in-house web developments/SEO
  • Planning the coordination of Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Analysing the Google Analytics across all our websites

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