Silversea Cruises Announces Promotions in Sales
October 2012) Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises
today announced the promotion of three of its area sales directors. Kris Emery
and Nancy Gonzales have been appointed regional sales directors for the eastern
and western United States, respectively, and Kim Guimaraes has been named director
of national accounts.
Emery and Gonzales will oversee a field sales team of area sales
directors who share a deep passion for providing support and working closely with
travel agents to help increase their luxury holiday business. Guimaraes will
focus on strengthening relations with key agency accounts. All three report
directly to Kristian C Anderson, vice president of sales for North America.
Anderson said: "I'm very pleased to
announce the promotions of these talented and dedicated individuals. I'm
confident these appointments will enable us to drive revenue growth in the US
and better serve the needs of our travel agent partners."
related moves, the following area sales directors have expanded their
Litzie, responsible for the Southwest, including central California, parts of southern California, and Hawaii,
has added the rest of southern California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona;
Spadola, who covers New England, has added New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC;
Moran-Holyn has added Ohio to her Midwest portfolio;
Neville, responsible for the Southeast, has added West Virginia, Virginia and
--Karen Rich-Motis has added northern California to
her territory in the Northwest, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
Montana, Wyoming and Colorado;
Burks has added Louisiana and Arkansas to her south-central territory, which
includes Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and New Mexico.
And John Wilson, supervisor of sales support, is on temporary assignment
as acting area sales director for Florida.
Additionally, Silversea has added
an inside team of cruise consultants for agency sales. They have responsibility
for supporting the ongoing development of travel agencies nationwide. These
individuals will work alongside a contingent of account executives assigned to
support the field sales force and provide real-time, full-service support to
travel agency partners.
About Silversea Cruises
Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio, is
recognised as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests
large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver
Cloud,Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver
Spirit -- all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and
casual elegance. With the inclusion of Silver Explorer, Silversea
Cruises' itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwideluxury cruises to
the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 400 fascinating
destinations in between.
In the US, Silversea has been voted "World's
Best" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times)
and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded "Best
Cruise Line for Luxury Small Ships" by Luxury Travel Advisor (2011).
International awards include "Best Innovation in Products and
Services" from the Italian Innovazione Marketing Oggi Awards (2009);
"World's Leading Small Ships Cruise Line" from World Travel Awards
(2010); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the American Academy of
Hospitality Sciences (2011); "Favourite Cruise Line - Small Ships" in the
Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé Nast Traveller magazine
(2012); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" Excellence Award by Spain's Cruise
News Media Group (2009); "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Australia's Luxury
Travel & Style Magazine (2011); and "Best Luxury Cruise
Operator" according to Travel Weekly China (2010).
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