Cruise Nation has recruited former Affordable Car Hire managing director Andrea Kendal.

Kendal, who was with the car rental firm for just six months before leaving last month, joins the Swansea-based cruise agency this week as business development and commercial director.

Speaking about her appointment Phil Evans, managing director of Cruise Nation, said: “I’m really excited to have Andrea joining the team. She will be instrumental in the future growth of our business.

“We will between us manage cruise line relationships and she will also oversee planned international expansion.

“Andrea is a great addition to our team and she is hugely knowledgeable and commercially minded.”

Prior to working for Affordable Car Hire, Kendal worked as commercial director at Hays Travel.