Tom Dumbrell has been named as UK national account manager for river cruise and tours specialist Tauck.

He moves from being sales director at luxury firm Belmond, working with the company’s trains and cruises portfolio.

Dumbrell, who will be based in Putney, London, previously worked for APT Cruises & Tours and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

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He will be responsible for building awareness of the Tauck brand through the trade and driving new and repeat business.

Managing director of international sales, Jackie Coulson, said: “Tom brings a wonderful combination of practical, hands-on experience and formal education to our UK efforts, and we’re so excited to welcome him to our team.

“We know he’ll be a strong performer for Tauck, and most importantly, a true resource and asset for our UK travel advisor partners.”