FESTIVE ROAD ADDS TO OUTSOURCED TRAVEL MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
We are delighted to announce the addition of Sarah Jones to the FESTIVE ROAD team. Sarah will join as part of our growing “Outsourced Travel Management” practice, where she will be acting in the capacity of a travel manager for a new technology customer, with a focus on traveller engagement and programme service delivery.
Sarah has worked in the travel industry for 13 years on both the buyer and supplier side. Most recently she worked at Burberry as Global Travel Manager within their Commercial Procurement team. This involved managing all aspects of the travel program, through a period of significant business transformation and balancing cost savings against traveller experience.
Prior to this Sarah worked in the Pharma industry at both Novartis and AstraZeneca in Travel, Meetings & Events and Indirect Procurement roles, including within the award -winning Travel Team at AstraZeneca, supporting the implementation of the global Travel Program.
Talking about the appointment, managing partner Caroline Strachan said,” Whilst we are continuing to develop our consultancy on both the buyer and supplier sides, the calls for us to act as outsourced travel managers is increasing. Our ability to find the right people, with a FESTIVE ROAD mentality, and overlay our expertise on top of individual service excellence is a compelling proposition. Sarah is a shining example of the sort of people we can put into our customers’ travel management environments.”
Sarah Jones added, ”It’s such a great opportunity to work with both FESTIVE ROAD and this leading technology company, I get the best of both worlds.”
About FESTIVE ROAD
FESTIVE ROAD is on a mission for better business travel and meetings management. Headed by business travel thought leaders Paul Tilstone and Caroline Strachan, together with their network of international Roaders, they provide strategy, sourcing and delivery services to the buyer community and strategy, marketing and delivery services to the supplier community. The FESTIVE ROAD team has been recognised multiple times in prominent industry leader lists and industry awards as leading lights in the global business travel market since 2007.