Silversea's 'Dynamic Duo' David Morris And Marilyn Conroy Named Leaders In Luxury
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- October 21, 2008) Silversea is pleased to announce that David Morris, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, and Marilyn Conroy, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas, have been chosen as the winners of this year's "Leaders in Luxury" award by the editors of Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines.
They have been recognized by the editors as the "Dynamic Duo" who have made significant contributions to the travel agent community. The editors carefully selected those individuals who have exemplified superior leadership in four categories -- Tour, Hotel, Cruise, and Travel Professional -- and they have chosen Morris and Conroy as the winners in the cruise category.
The award will be presented at the 2008 Luxury Travel Expo in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 4, where thousands of luxury agents and suppliers are expected to attend. In addition to receiving the award, there will be an article recognizing their exceptional achievements in an upcoming issue of Travel Agent magazine.
"This is a tremendous honor for Marilyn and me. I sincerely thank the editors of Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines for recognizing our dedication to the agent community. We are committed to growing the luxury segment of the cruise industry and cannot accomplish this objective without the wonderful support of our valued travel partners," said Morris.
Added Conroy, "Our success has really been a team effort. I wish to acknowledge the great sales team at Silversea. Everyone from our regional sales directors to account executives as well as our reservations agents have all played a major role in the success of Silversea. But most of all, I want to thank our travel agency partners who have supported David and me throughout our many years in the cruise industry. The passion and enthusiasm they display each and every day keeps us inspired and motivated to do our best."
Silversea Cruises is recognized as an innovator in the luxury segment, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard four intimate vessels, Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, and Silver Whisper, all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the addition of the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, the company's itineraries encompass all seven continents.
In the U.S., Silversea has been voted "World's Best" by the readers of Condé NastTraveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and rated Number-One luxury cruise line by high-net-worth consumers in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI). International awards include "World's Leading Luxury Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards (2007); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2007); "Number One" small-ship line in the Readers' Choice" survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2007); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Spain's Cruceros & Destinos magazine (2008); "Best Small Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury Travel Magazine (2007); and "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Asia's Travel Weekly (2008).
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