Travel 2 has increased its agent facilities and sales team to show its commitment to working solely with the travel trade. The tour operator is prioritising agent relations in its new strategy and aims to visit a minimum of 100 travel agents in a week. To support the plan Travel 2 has expanded its sales team, beginning with ex Gold Medal Tracy Hirsz as head of business development. The tour operator also has several new product expansion in the pipeline, including a stand-alone luxury product; new cars and cruise brands; a telephone account management scheme for agents; an online training academy and closer work with homeworkers. “Now more than ever we want our agents to feel fully supported and know that we have a great deal of initiatives and exciting launches happening over the next few months to celebrate our 30th birthday and make their jobs easier, including the new annual FAM trip plan roll-out this month plus our annual Agent Awards,” said Gordon McCreadie, director of sales, marketing and commercial at Travel 2.