The Travel Gossip industry website co-founder Sara Mason-Parker has been named as operations manager for business travel agency BookOTel.

She brings more than 15 years industry experience to the role including time spent with Thomas Cook and Flight Centre UK.

Mason-Parker joins the Worcestershire-based company run by father and son team Simon and Nick Scott ahead of its 25th anniversary next year.

Managing director Nick Scott said: “As a company we are continuing to develop and expand and the next few years will see an exciting period of change for us.

“Sara’s gained a lot of experience across the sector and I have no doubt her talents will help us to retain our place as a market leader in the business travel industry.”