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Former Thomas Cook branch manager Laura Ryan has joined Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

She has been named as regional sales executive, south, for the all-inclusive luxury line.

Ryan will work with southern agent partners, including national agencies, online travel agents, retail stores and homeworkers, after seven years at Thomas Cook in a range of retail positions.

She also has two years’ experience as a senior account manager in the business sector and most recently completed a part-time degree in business management, sales and marketing.

Regent UK head of sales Paul Beale said: “We are thrilled to welcome Laura to the team; her travel knowledge combined with account management experience means I have no doubt she will be a valuable asset to the Regent sales team.

“The travel trade is incredibly important to us and getting the right people on board to nurture those relationships and increase business is of paramount importance to our mutual success.”

Ryan said: “I’m excited to be back in travel once again, especially for a market-leading company such as Regent.

“I look forward to developing luxury cruise opportunities for my accounts and contributing to achieving sales targets with m