Sani/Ikos Group grows sales team with new manager role

Sani/Ikos Group has bolstered its sales team with the addition of Alana van der Merwe as sales manager.

Van der Merwe will be responsible for developing and strengthening relationships with agent and tour operator partners to increase support to the UK market as the group experiences growth through new resort openings and existing property development. 

She will join director of sales and marketing Lee Barker and senior sales and marketing manager Andrea Keeble in the group’s UK sales office.

Joanna Guest remains as sales manager supporting travel agents but has commenced maternity leave prior to welcoming her first baby in December. 

Van der Merwe is re-joining the travel industry following her recent role of project manager at event specialist Inconnection. She previously worked in the agency sales team at Carrier.

Barker said: “I am delighted to be able to announce that Alana will join us on December 4. Alana is an exciting addition to our team and has excellent knowledge of the luxury travel sector. As our brands continue to grow and remain at the forefront of luxury travel, Alana will play a pivotal role in continuing to develop and grow our strong relationships with the trade.”

Van der Merwe added: “I'm thrilled and delighted to become a part of the Sani/Ikos family. It's an exciting opportunity to collaborate with Lee and Andrea with this outstanding brand as we embark on the journey to expand and strengthen our presence in the UK trade market. I eagerly anticipate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

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