COSMOS
sales and marketing director David Burdon has left by mutual

consent after just
nine months at the company.

Burdon, originally
due to attend this weekend's Global Travel Group

conference, is not
on gardening leave. Managing director Terry Williamson

said Burdon was
hired for an "interim" period and his departure was

amicable.
Williamson will now
take charge of marketing, while a new sales director

will be appointed
this week. Commercial director Stuart
Jackson will be responsible for
brochures.

Williamson said:
"I want someone totally focused on sales, it's an area we

need to concentrate
on as a business." He added Cosmos sales for the

summer were running
20% down but did not rule out adding extra seats into

high season if demand
returned.