Argo Holidays sales and marketing director Kathryn Beadle is to leave after two years to join niche cruiseline Hurtigruten.

Beadle is to join the cruiseline at the start of next year as head of commercial, looking after sales, marketing and product. Former head of commercial Stuart Whittington left the cruiseline this summer.

Beadle said: “I have worked in tour operating and retailing but never worked in cruise before so this is a great opportunity. It’s an exciting sector and
it’s expanding at a rapid rate.”

Prior to working for Argo, Beadle worked for Virgin Holidays for 10 years.

It is not yet known who will replace Beadle at Argo.