Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold expands national team
Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have announced three new appointments, working across sales and marketing for both award-winning brands.
Angela Middleton has been appointed as Insight’s new Head of Sales, following David Farrar’s move to Director of Sales for Luxury Gold earlier this month. With 10 years of experience at Virgin Australia in numerous roles, Middleton brings with her a wealth of knowledge and an outstanding reputation within the industry. Also a current committee member and mentor for upcoming travel industry professionals for TIME (Travel Industry Mentor Experience), Middleton is passionate about growing and developing her team.
Insight’s marketing team, a finalist in this year’s Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards, will be strengthened even further with the appointment of Claire Haggarty as Trade Marketing Manager. Claire joins from APT where she was the Business Development Manager in Sydney and Canberra. Haggarty brings first-hand experience working within premium travel. She is a solutions focused operator who understands what agents need to succeed.
Samuel Rutledge will take on the role as Sales Manager in Victoria. Having recently moved to Australia from the US, Rutledge started his TTC career as a Tour Director for Contiki, Trafalgar and Insight Vacations before moving onto a District Sales Manager role for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold in Utah, Colorado and Nevada. His wealth of first-hand knowledge will be invaluable, and he will be able to provide agents with a greater understanding of what their guests will experience when traveling with Insight.
Commenting on the growth, Alexandra O’Connor, Managing Director for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold stated: “We are excited about the future success of Insight and Luxury Gold. Angela, Claire and Samuel are high calibre appointments; the balance of their experience, knowledge and expertise will set us up for a successful year ahead.”