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09 June 2017, 01:00

Saga Holidays announces new Head of Long Haul Travel

Saga Holidays have announced the appointment of Joe Sutcliffe as Head of Long Haul for Product & Purchasing.

The appointment follows the retirement of Saga’s current and much loved Head of Long Haul Stuart Douglass Lee who will be retiring after nearly 35 years in the travel industry.

Joe joins Saga on the 3rd July having previously been Deputy MD and Commercial Director for Wendy Wu Tours. Joe will be responsible for all Saga Holidays Long-Haul product and joins the company at a critical time as it pushes forward with expanding its product range.

Mark Woodcock, Product & Purchasing Director for Saga Holidays said, “Joe joins
at an exciting time for Saga Holidays with our ambitious plans to grow and expand. I am delighted Joe will be joining us, and will be bringing with him a wealth of product knowledge. He will be joining a team of incredibly talented individuals who help set apart Saga Holidays with their incredible knowledge and enthusiasm for the destinations they look after”.

Joe commented regarding the announcement, “I’m thrilled to be joining Saga Holidays, it’s a brand I have long admired and I am confident I can make a real difference and help drive the growth of their long-haul programme. I cannot wait to get my teeth into putting together some fantastic new itineraries for customers. I’m passionate about travel and service and am really looking forward to building on the expertise of the team and the wonderful range of products they have created”.

Prior to his wide-ranging role with Wendy Wu Tours, Joe was Product Manager for Africa & Asia with STA Travel and went on to join Bridge the World as Head of Product & Marketing when STA Travel acquired the brand name, helping to relaunch it into the UK market.


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Saga is a leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for customers over the age of 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has been carefully developed over the past 60 years to become one of the most recognised and trusted brands among UK consumers aged over 50. Saga is synonymous in the UK with the over 50s market and is recognised for its high quality products and services. These include cruises and holidays, home and motor insurance, savings and share dealing and the UK’s award winning Saga Magazine.

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