Gifted Travel Network (GTN) is excited to announce that Sandy Saburn joined the GTN team as Director of Sales. Sandy has worked in travel for 15 years starting as an agent and quickly moving into leadership roles including Training Manager and Marketing Manager where she oversaw all leisure marketing and events, and assisted the corporate and meetings and incentives department with marketing initiatives. As a member of the senior leadership team, she was actively involved in the transition to Signature Travel Network.
Sandy’s most recent position was Director of Sales and Training with another Signature Travel Network member, The Cruising Company Etc., a host agency based in Washington state. Sandy oversaw all training for new agents including those enrolled in their new-to-the-industry training program. She worked with highly preferred suppliers on incentives and promotions, and implemented a strategic approach to educate agents about these vendors that resulted in double digit increases in sales.
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.
GTN co-founder, Vanessa McGovern, says, “Sandy is a major win for GTN and we are all over the moon to have her join the family and help us grow to new heights! Sandy joins us in the newly created position of Director of Sales and will work directly with me to oversee various aspects of our growing host agency.”