Gifted Travel Network is pleased to announce Sandy Saburn as our new Vice President. Sandy has previously been GTN’s Director of Sales for 2 years.
Sandy came to the travel industry after 10 years as a business and career coach. After encouraging hundreds of clients to follow their dreams, Sandy decided to pursue her own dream of working in the travel industry. After completing travel school, Sandy began working as an agent, but quickly moved into leadership. She has held management positions in training, marketing, and sales, and has worked with leisure and corporate travel, meetings and incentives, and home-based agents. Sandy has a master’s degree in communication from Queens University of Charlotte, and a bachelor’s degree in business from UNC Wilmington, as well as the Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE) designation from The Travel Institute. After 17 years working in travel, Sandy is even more convinced that this is the best industry in the world and there continues to be tremendous potential for agency owners and agents. She loves introducing people to the industry and helping those already working in travel to be more successful by leveraging their skills and passion.
Gifted Travel Networks CEO Vanessa McGovern has this to say about Sandy’s new role, “Sandy’s contributions to the network are truly immeasurable and her sales and business acumen have allowed for GTN to prosper in ways that were not on our radar. Her southern charm is certainly loved by the entire network, and she already has the respect and attention from our preferred supplier partners. Jen, Meredith and I are truly grateful for all she does on an ongoing basis to enable GTN to stand out in the host space.”