Andy Washington Joins lastminute.com

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Leading online travel and leisure retailer lastminute.com has appointed former Cosmos Sales and Distribution Director Andy Washington to the newly created position of Sales Director - Travel.

Andy is an extremely well-known and respected professional in the travel industry and I am delighted he is joining lastminute.com. He is a great addition to an already strong team.

Andy will be responsible for lastminute.com's business-to-consumer travel business, which includes the Flights, Hotels, Holiday (packages) and dynamic packaging teams.

He will work closely with the Lifestyle Sales Director and UK Marketing Director to develop a UK strategy and improve customer experience.

Andy will report directly into UK Managing Director John Bevan.

Washington joined Cosmos in 2001 as Trade Marketing Manager and quickly rose up the rank to his current position, which he was appointed to in 2004.

Bevan said: "Andy is an extremely well-known and respected professional in the travel industry and I am delighted he is joining lastminute.com. He is a great addition to an already strong team."    

Washington added: "To work at lastminute.com is an opportunity I could not pass up. The Internet is fundamental to the future of travel distribution and lastminute.com has led the way online since it was founded 10 years ago in 1998."

Washington will join lastminute.com in the Spring.

Who is lastminute.com?
lastminute.com pioneered the online travel and leisure industry by offering people a 5* lifestyle for 3* prices, selling everything from city breaks, cheap hotels, gifts, gig tickets, restaurants and theatre tickets all at the lastminute.

Since its birth in 1998, conceived by the vision of cutting edge entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox, lastminute.com has come a long way. We now operate in 13 European countries, USA and all. lastminute.com exists to help people make the most of their free time with new, creative and unexpected ideas for every single day.

In July 2005, lastminute.com and its group of companies including car rental gurus Holiday Autos and travel agents' best kept secret Medhotels.com all joined the Sabre Holdings Group.

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