Thomas Cook trade relations director Marc Bennett has resigned from Thomas Cook to join TUI Travel’s activity division, an industry source has revealed.

He will report into Activity Sector managing director John Wimbleton.

Thomas Cook has confirmed Bennett will be working out his six months notice with the Peterborough-based travel giant.

In January last year Bennett took on an expanded role at Thomas Cook taking over responsibility for the Cruise Thomas Cook division after the departure of James Cole.