Lastminute.com has appointed Andy Washington to the newly created position of sales director – travel.


The current Cosmos sales and distribution director will oversee the online travel agent’s business-to-consumer travel business, including flights, hotels, holiday packages and dynamic packaging teams.


While he has handed in his notice at the tour operator, he is yet to confirm when his leaving date. Similarly a start date for the new role has not been confirmed.


He will also look to develop UK sales strategy and improve customer experience and will report directly to UK managing director John Bevan.


Bevan said: “Andy is an extremely well-known and respected professional in the travel industry and I am delighted he is joining lastminute.com. He is a great addition to an already strong team.”   


Washington added: “To work at lastminute.com is an opportunity I could not pass up. The Internet is fundamental to the future of travel distribution and lastminute.com has led the way online since it was founded 10 years ago in 1998.”