Kuoni’s head of trade sales Amanda Darrington is to leave the company.
After seven years with Kuoni, Darrington is leaving to join USA, Caribbean and Mexico specialist Funway Holidays in the newly created position of sales director.
She will report to managing director Stephen Rhodes, on 14 March and will be responsible for raising the profile of the brand in the UK market and growing business through the trade, Kuoni said.
Derek Jones, managing director, Kuoni said: “We wish Amanda all the best, this is a fantastic opportunity for her and I am sure it’s a role she will thrive in. Our partnership programme is something we are extremely proud of and will continue to invest in.”
“Amanda has built a strong team, so our trade partners will have continuity with people they know and trust and will continue to get the same great service from us.”
Darrington added: “I’ve had seven awesome years at Kuoni UK but it felt the right time to move on and further my career with a fast-growing company where I can use my skills to make a real difference.
“I’m proud of all we’ve achieved with the partner strategy at Kuoni and I leave a fantastic team who will continue to drive it forward.
“My ambition for Funway is to convey the expertise the team have for travelling to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Moving forward it’s important we build relationships to ensure our agent partners utilise that knowledge when finding their customer’s ideal holiday.”
Funway Holidays was established in 1992 to offer great value holidays for travel agents to sell, with the ability to book any combination of holiday from single, twin and multi-centre holidays.
Stephen Rhodes, managing director, Funway Holidays said: "I am delighted to welcome Amanda on board to join us at such an exciting time for Funway Holidays. She comes with a wealth of experience, drive and exceptional communication skills which will continue the strong growth we have achieved over the last few years."