Sabre Travel Network is appointing Steve Savage as UK sales director and David North as regional sales manager for northern England and Scotland.
Savage reports to Reet Wiseman, Sabre Travel Network’s vice-president responsible for UK and global accounts. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the business travel industry and joins from Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) where he held the position of commercial director. During his 13-year tenure at CWT he held a number of senior account management roles, including leading the team responsible for government and public sector accounts. Previously he held travel operations and management positions with American Express and Hogg Robinson.
North has over 15 years’ experience in managing both travel management companies (TMCs) and leisure agencies. He has worked for several agencies, including The Travel Company and P&O Travel, in a number of sales, reservations, general management and systems development roles. Most recently he managed Good Travel Management, a small travel agency located in Hull.
Wiseman said: “I am delighted that Steve and David have joined our team in the UK. They both bring many years’ experience of running travel agencies and TMCs and have first-hand knowledge of what they need and expect from their GDS partner.”
Sabre has also been nominated this year for a
World Travel Award as World’s Leading CRS/ GDS System.