Our travel agent partnerships have gone from strength to strength over the last few years, and that’s partly down to the hard work of one man – Richard Forde. Previously Agency Sales Manager at Travelscope, Richard joined Newmarket Holidays in 2010. Four years and many many visists to travel agents up and down the country later, he’s taken another step up into a new role – Retail Sales Manager. We caught up with him on a flying visit back to Newmarket Towers to find out what that means and what his new post involves.
What does your role at Newmarket Holidays involve?
Analysis of sales figures, coordinating brochure launches and distribution, managing communications out to the trade, attending roadshows and trade functions, in store visits and training, making sure all agents and the Newmarket team are happy… the list goes on and on!
How long have you worked here?
Just over four years now.
What’s the best part of your job?
The constant variety.
What would your dream holiday be?
Koh Samui, Thailand. It has great weather, lovely beaches, fantastic food and the people are so friendly!
Who would your dream travelling companion be, and why?
Chris Evans. He’s always upbeat and I think he’d be great fun!
What’s your top travel tip?
I’m going to sound like my mother now, but I always take a couple of spare carrier bags for wet and/or dirty clothes and footwear!