Australia and New Zealand specialist AAT Kings has recruited Joanna Guest as sales manager for the UK, covering Heather Colbourn’s maternity leave.

Guest will start on July 22, and brings more than 15 years of trade experience, having held sales and management roles at Thomas Cook, Tui and Royal Caribbean.

She will be based in central London and supported by Peter Townsend, head of international sales, who is based in Australia.

Townsend said: “She has extensive experience in the travel industry, great personal insight into the sector and an understanding of just how important the trade are to us.

“Heather has done a stellar job in supporting our valued agent partners and we wish her very well as she embarks upon her next adventure into motherhood.”

Guest added: “I have a real passion for travel and feel that the touring industry presents a fantastic opportunity for agents by offering them an incredibly experience-rich product to sell.”

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