Trade veteran John Drysdale has joined online travel agent alpharooms.com as product director.
With 30 years in the travel industry, Drysdale has returned from Spain to take on the new role having worked previously for LogiTravel, Grand Circle Corporation, First Choice Holidays and Airtours.
He will be responsible for increasing direct buying and will be working with the company’s product and contract teams to develop this area of the business.
As a member of the board he will be working closely with other directors to increase sales and product in new, emerging markets over the next few months.
Drysdale said: “There is great scope for growth and my role, and that of my team, is to improve our in-house buying which will in turn give us the competitive edge we need in order to power that growth.”
Managing director Jamie Shuker said: “We are pleased to welcome John on board. He will be working with our strong product team to secure the best deals ensuring that we are always offering the best prices to our customers.”