TTC Tour Brands has announced changes to its North American sales team including the promotion of Josh Hepp from director of strategic accounts to vice president of national accounts, and Ursula Blackburne to North American sales manager for Brendan Vacations. The company, which operates Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki, Brendan Vacations and other tour brands, is also seeking additional hires for the roles of director of strategic accounts and the new role of manager of strategic accounts.
Hepp is based in Denver and has been with The Travel Corporation since 2013.
“I’m thrilled to expand my responsibilities with TTC Tour Brands as the vice president of national accounts,” he said. “TTC continues to put a strong emphasis on the advisor community and as our support structure for advisors expands, it’ll allow us to connect more guests to memorable, transformative experiences.”
Born and raised in Ireland, Blackburne is now based in Texas and has been a part of the TTC North American sales team since February 2018 but will transition to focus solely on Brendan Vacations in her new role. She will be responsible for cultivating strong relationships with existing trade partners and identifying new customer prospects.
“Speaking with clients and travellers about traveling to my homeland is something I am very excited to do,” she said.