Thomas Cook director of commercial relations Marc Bennett has added the role of cruise director to his responsibilities.

He takes over from James Cole who has left the company. The rest of the cruise team will remain unchanaged.

Bennett said: “I am delighted to be taking on the cruise role, as we have a massive cruise business that we are all passionate about protecting and growing. I am looking forward to working with our cruise partners and keeping cruise at the forefront of our business in 2008.”

Bennett will continue to report to executive director of distribution UK and Ireland Simon Robinson.