Accommodation specialist youtravel.com has drafted in extra sales experts to boost its profile in Ireland and the North of England and has expanded its commercial department.
Two new sales consultants have been employed on a contract basis. Niall McDonnell is based in Dublin and will oversee youtravel.com’s Irish expansion and Chris Saunders will be targeting northern agents from his base in Manchester.
Ioannis Lemonas has joined the bed bank as commercial manager and is based in the group’s headoffice in Athens. He reports directly to group managing director Graham Nichols and previously worked for Medlife. He will be supporting UK and international efforts to boost marketing and tactical deals.
Group managing director Graham Nichols said: “We’re delighted to have bolstered our UK and international teams with these three key appointments. They come at a crucial time in youtravel.com’s development as we cement and grow our position as the UK’s leading independent accommodation provider.”
Sales and marketing director Paul Riches added: “Having both Niall and Chris onboard at this crucial sales time is a great opportunity for us. They’ll be working alongside the existing UK sales team headed up by national sales manager Liz Garfield to increase awareness of youtravel.com and to develop both new and existing business.
“Both Niall and Chris have extensive experience and knowledge of agents within their respective areas which will help generate new business and increase revenue generated from the UK and Irish markets.”