Introducing the Evolution Travel Collective NZ Sales team
Evolution Travel Collective have just announced their Business Development Manager for New Zealand as James Sanders with the Australia & NZ Sales team to be headed up by Belinda Ward as General Manager of Sales.
Ward joins the ETC leadership team with over 20 years of industry experience most recently with G Adventures, including a stint as MD, and prior to that management roles with both Peregrine Adventures & Flight Centre Travel Group.
Ward explained that the ‘opportunity to be part of such an amazing start-up business and work closely with Pete Rawley again was something she just couldn’t pass up.’
Ward will lead the team of Business Development Managers with well-known NZ industry staffer, James Sanders to join the team and be based in Auckland.
Sanders has had more than 18 years of travel industry experience with more than 15 in NZ working across multiple roles and brands within both Flight Centre & Helloworld networks.
He will be dedicated to representing the previously announced initial brands that ETC is representing, including Exodus, Trek America, GAA, Dragoman, Tripfuser & Crooked Compass across all of New Zealand.
Ward said, she was excited about the fact that we have found such an experienced NZ team member to represent our well-respected partners in the New Zealand market.
Sanders enthused that the opportunity to work with Pete, (Pete Rawley, CEO & Founder of ETC), Belinda and the rest of the ETC team was too good to pass up given the exciting mix of partners being represented as well as the chance to shape a new company culture from the outset. “I am very excited about maintaining and developing relationships within the NZ industry and being able to talk about some of the most unique and exciting tour operators in our industry,’ he explained.
He is also looking forward to travelling back to the UK (his birthplace) for the first time in 10 years for a family reunion and is hoping his time with ETC will provide an opportunity to travel to Nepal or Patagonia later this year.
James & Belinda’s position are effective immediately.
Any agent interested in training or further details regarding any of the partners ETC represents can contact James directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or email the ETC team at email@example.com
About Evolution Travel Collective
Evolution Travel Collective (ETC) is an innovative business with a key focus on maximising brand exposure and enquiry generation via its client and partner-focused business model. This hybrid model is unique within Australian and New Zealand, with one of the key differentiators being enquiry is directed back to the partners own specialised reservations teams to maximise conversion opportunities and greater product expertise.
This then allows ETC to focus on using their experience in training, representation, collaboration, strategy development and relationship management to build their partners brands, rather than ETC’s, with travel retailers and their head office networks.