Travel.Radio has welcomed three well-known names from travel company Kuoni to its schedules.

Derek Jones, chief executive of Kuoni’s parent company DER Touristik UK, will be joined by director of communications Rachel O’Reilly and marketing director Dean Harvey to present the new Friday Feel Good Show.

Sponsored by Kuoni, the show will be in the popular 3-4pm slot on Fridays and will feature a mix of music, chat and travel industry news. It will debut this week (April 23).

With more than 30 years’ experience in the travel trade, Jones is a regular commentator on TV and radio as well as at industry events.

As chairman of Abta LifeLine, he is a champion for those in the travel industry who are struggling.

O’Reilly has a 27-year career in travel, and is listed at number two on PR Week’s Powerbook of the UK’s most influential PR professionals in travel.

As media spokesperson for Kuoni over the past seven years, she makes regular appearances on television and radio and hosts the company’s own weekly internal news programme.

She is part of Kuoni’s Heads Together team, leading on the company’s charity partnership with Mind, as well as being a fundraising ambassador for Abta LifeLine.

Harvey has been marketing director for six years and is a keen music fan and motorcycle enthusiast.

Debbie Henley, chief of Travel.Radio, said: “This is a huge addition to our presenting team, three of the most well-known and respected professionals in the industry. As well as giving insights into the luxury holiday market their unique chemistry will keep listeners entertained with their chat and music choices.”

Jones added: “We can’t wait to join the fantastic line-up of presenters on Travel.Radio.

“We plan to take listeners into every weekend with a spring in their step and a smile on their face, with good news, positivity and well-being at the heart of the show, and of course the very best feel-good music.”