Lisa Fitzell has been named as managing director of Elegant Resorts.

She joins the business in April 2018 with 30 years’ experience in the travel industry, most recently as group managing director of Diethelm Travel’s Asian businesses based in Bangkok.

Fitzell will report to Redmond Walsh, chief executive of the Portman Travel Group, parent company of Elegant Resorts.

She said: “The specialist sector of the travel industry is my passion. I’m looking forward to joining the strong leadership team at Elegant Resorts.”

Walsh added: “We would like to warmly welcome Lisa to the business.

“She is a well known and respected figure in the industry and will be a great addition to the team at Elegant Resorts.”