Classic Collection and Classic Package Holidays has appointed Patrick Devonshire to the position of regional sales manager in its trade support team.
Devonshire was most recently sales manager at Flexible Autos, before which he worked in managerial roles for Co-operative Travel.
At Classic, Devonshire will cover trade sales for the operator’s brands across Essex, the home counties and East Anglia.
Si Morris-Green, director of agency sales and marketing said: “I’m delighted to welcome Patrick to our trade support team.
“Patrick brings a wealth of experience to the role and a proven track record in proactively managing business to business relationships with travel agent partners. Patrick will be a major asset in supporting agents to attract and retain customers and give greater focus to driving mutual business growth.”
The tour operator has completed a restructure of the areas covered by its team of six regional sales managers, with “a more targeted approach” across the UK and Ireland.
Devonshire said: “These are exciting times at Classic and this is a great opportunity to join a well-established and reinvigorated operator. I’m looking forward to nurturing existing relationships with current travel trade partners and using my experience to welcome new business to a widely respected and much-loved brand.”