Asia specialist operator Links Travel & Tours has appointed Brian Langford to the role of travel trade manager.

Langford, who has previously worked for cruise lines Celebrity Cruises, Cunard and Swan Hellenic, moves from agency Ocean World Travel on October 1.

He will be on the road visiting agents, providing training and attending shows and exhibitions across the UK on behalf of the southeast Asia and Far East specialist.

Links Travel & Tours owner Helen Li said: “We are delighted to have someone as experienced and respected within the industry join Links Travel & Tours and I am sure that Brian will prove to be a major asset to the team, continuing the good work done by Charlie Cooper, who he replaces.”