Youtravel.com group managing director Graham Nichols has stepped down from his role with immediate effect, the company announced today. Nichols has left the company following personal reasons, including the constant travelling between Athens and the UK for work. He will be replaced by David Howell, former group finance director at lasmintute.com and First Choice Holidays, who will also become an executive director. Matt Cheevers will continue his UK and international responsibilities but now takes on the role of UK managing director. John Kent, chief executive and founder of Youtravel Group is to take on more involvement in the company after fully establishing Aquis Hotels and Resorts. The reshuffle comes as the company gears up to move offices from Guildford, Surrey to Victoria, London on 1 October.