Festive Road Programme Will Provide For Established Professionals and Emerging Talent
London, England – 18th January 2016: Festive Road, the travel and meetings engagement agency created by Paul Tilstone and Caroline Strachan, has announced the launch of a Trusted Advisor Programme™ for global business travel professionals.
The Trusted Advisor Programme™ sees the Festive Road team offering a 12 month, retained and personal advisory service to developing business travel professionals. Like a mentoring relationship, this programme connects Festive Road’s experienced and knowledgeable leaders with those looking to invest in their personal and business development. As part of a commitment to building a better business travel industry, clients who join the programme can sponsor an emerging talent to receive the Trusted Advisor Programme™ at no extra cost. This could be a client, or maybe someone looking to start their first job in Business Travel.
The agency has announced that Marriott Global Sales Organisation (GSO) has become its first Trusted Advisor Programme client.
Talking about the launch, and Marriott as the agency’s first client, Paul Tilstone said, “Marriott has been a Festive Road client for the last year and as a result of that we have been providing informal guidance in other areas. So we are delighted that a company of this calibre recognizes the value of a formal, confidential, personal advisory service and we look forward to helping the performance of both the individuals receiving the service and the Global Sales Organization (GSO) for whom they work.”
Mr David Bartlett, VP of Global Sales Europe for Marriott, said, “Paul and Caroline have years of experience in our industry, in organizations of all shapes and sizes. When they came to us with this programme we saw straight away that this would add value to the company. We all need people we can trust to give us good advice and the crew at Festive Road can do just that in a confidential and contextual way.”
The Festive Road partners will be formally launching the engagement agency and its Trusted Advisor Programme™ to invited guests at a launch event on the eve of the London Business Travel Show on 23rd February.