Vic Darvey, vice president of distribution for European online travel agency giant lastminute.com, is leaving the company and the travel industry for good after securing a job in the financial world.
Tnooz has learned Darvey will be leaving the agency at the end of year to take up a new role in online trading.
A well known figure in the European online travel sector, Darvey was previously group commercial director for the company and joined as part of the acquisition of technology and distribution provider Online Travel Corporation in 2004.
Lastminute.com says Darvey will not be replaced.
Existing areas of responsibility such as affiliates will be moving to Mark Newton’s European marketing team. White labels (such as Tesco) will be moving to the B2C organisation under vice president Patrick Hoffstetter.
Business and new market development will be run by vice president Arnaldo Munoz.
A lastminute.com statement says:
"We wish Vic the very best in his new role and also wanted to thank him for his amazing contribution and for developing strong leaders who are already in place to continue his good work."