MYTRAVEL
UK deputy chief operating officer Steve Endacott has left the company following
the announcement of a major restructure of its UK charter and distribution
business.

Endacott
joined MyTravel in August last year as commercial director for the UK charter
and retail distribution businesses. In May he was promoted to the position of
deputy COO, though his responsibilities remained unchanged.

The
restructure will see MyTravel’s core operations merged into one business,
incorporating Airtours Holidays, Going Places, HolidayLine, MyTravelLite,
MyTravelAirways UK, Sun Cruises, Hotels Division, White Horse Insurance and
eMedia Commercial.

A
single management team, led by Kevin McCarten, will be responsible for the core
business structure.

The
restructure will eliminate a number of existing management positions to create
three new senior management posts.

A
distribution and customer service director post goes to Airtours Holidays
deputy managing director Tim Clancy, while Direct Holidays managing director
Rick Green retains his position, but takes on the role of UK trading director. Retail
distribution managing director Dave Harris becomes change programme director
responsible for overseeing the detail.

Meanwhile, MyTravel’s specialist UK tour operators –
Cresta, Bridge, Direct Holidays, Panorama and Manos and Tradewinds – will
operate in the same way, but will report to UK chief executive officer Duncan
Wilson.