Saga has suspended all cruise and holiday operations until the start of June. In mid-March the company confirmed it would be unable to welcome holidaymakers until May 1st, with this deadline now having been pushed back.
Saga has announced that Chris Simmonds will be returning to Saga Holidays in March as its new managing director. He will be replacing Maria Whiteman, who left the company late last year.
Saga Travel has welcomed Natasha Jones to the role of business development manager, as the trade team continues to expand. She joins a trade team of ten people and will report to national account manager, Sukina Fagg.
Saga Holidays has announced the promotion of two of its senior team to fill two new director roles created following a structural review of its product and purchasing teams.
Saga have confirmed significant growth in their trade sales through the first half of the year, across both their holidays and cruise businesses. Saga began selling via the trade just four years ago, with trade sales forming 11 per cent of their holidays business and seven per cent of cruise in 2017.
The Trans-Siberian Railway has captured the imagination of travellers for more than 100 years and Saga guests can now experience the world’s longest railway journey interspersed with a sprinkling of comfortable hotel stays in Russia, Mongolia and China, plus an overnighter in a traditional Mongolian tent.
Saga’s first river cruise for solo passengers sold out so quickly that a second all-inclusive sailing has been created to meet demand. The Saga-exclusive Douro Discovery cruise on November 3rd, 2016, offers single travellers the opportunity to admire beautiful landscapes and quaint towns on a sailing through Portugal and Spain.
Over 50s specialist, Saga Holidays, launches its new 2013 holidays this week, introducing a tour to the undiscovered African country of Mozambique.
Saga Holidays, the leading travel company offering global adventures for the over fifties, is celebrating another fiftieth milestone. Captain David Warden-Owen, currently at the helm of Saga Ruby, has clocked up half a century at sea.
For all holidays travelling from the 1st January 2012, Saga’s VIP Door To Door Travel Service is now included in the price of every Travellers World holiday, taking the worry out of travelling, making holidays hassle free and potentially saving customers hundreds of pounds.