Trade-only luxury operator Lusso Travel has recruited a new business development manager from Kuoni as it expands its on the road sales team.

Lucy Ellingham will be based in the south-east and was previously partner area sales manager at Kuoni working with key trade accounts and partner stores.

Lusso sales director Gareth Hulmston said: “We have continued to experience a rapidly expanding agent base throughout the UK especially in the south-east region.

“As we head towards our tenth anniversary year we are continuing to experience incredible support and growth from our agent partners.

“Having made key additions to our product range in the past 12 months as well as bolstering both our reservations and product teams with additional resource, Lucy is a fantastic addition to Lusso’s agency sales team.”

Ellingham added: “I can’t wait to get out on the road working with new and existing travel agent partners and colleagues who already know me in the industry.”