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 January 13, 2013
Mantra Group's New Look Trade Sales Team Adopts Cohesive Approach To Business

 Leading accommodation provider, Mantra Group, has consolidated its Australian Trade Sales team to encompass all domestic, inbound, retail, wholesale and online leisure sales activity in a move towards a cohesive approach to travel trade activity.

The team will adopt a more client specific approach to leisure sales activity, replacing the sector specific activity previously undertaken, reflecting the dynamic landscape of the travel trade market, says Group Director of Sales, Kent Davidson.

"We wanted to create one streamlined trade environment whereby our clients have one point of contact for all sales activity and under this new structure our Key Account Managers can liaise on all aspects of distribution" he said.

"This will make it even easier for travel trade clients to deal with Mantra Group and allow Key Account Managers to have a more in depth relationship with their clients across all leisure market sectors."

The new structure will consist of a team of 10 based in Mantra Group's Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Sydney offices who will report to newly appointed Director of Trade Sales Leisure, Paula Maxwell - already well known to the travel trade having been with Mantra Group for 5 years as National Sales Manager Leisure and more recently as Director of Sales Domestic & Online .

"We have a great relationship with all sectors of the travel trade and I believe the consolidated approach we are now adopting will further strengthen those ties," said Ms Maxwell.

The NZ Trade Sales for corporate and leisure will continue to be managed by Sara MacLeod, Director of Sales New Zealand, based in Auckland.

About Mantra Group: Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. The Group owns and operates three well-known and trusted brands -- Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. With over 110 properties and 15,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator within Australia. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats.