Silversea Appoints Three New Sales Directors
(2 August 2010) Ultra-luxury
Silversea Cruises announced today the appointment of two new regional sales
directors and one new director of sales to cover key regions. John Migliori has
joined to cover New York and New Jersey; Kim Guimaraes for western and northern
Florida; and Melissa Araya will be responsible for Latin America.
Tucker, Silversea's vice president of field sales for North America, said: "It gives me great pleasure to welcome John, Kim and
Melissa to our sales team. The breadth of experience and successful track
record possessed by each of them is going to be a tremendous asset to Silversea
and our travel agent partners."
John Migliori, regional sales
director for New York and New Jersey, has taken over this region from Tracy
McSorley, allowing her to focus entirely on national and key accounts. His
background includes 18 years with Carnival Cruise Lines in a variety of roles,
including overseeing field sales in northern New Jersey as a business
Kim Guimaraes, regional sales
director for western and northern Florida, replaces Dan Papich, who recently
retired. Guimaraes has spent over 24 years in the travel industry. She was a
regional sales manager for a major land operator and also has travel agency
management experience. Most recently, she spent 12 years with Carnival Cruise
Lines leading regional sales efforts as business development director for the
New Jersey and Tampa Bay areas.
Melissa Araya's appointment fills the
position of director of sales for Latin America. She brings 21 years'
experience in travel, including over 15 years at American Express. Based in New
York, Mexico City and Miami, she held a variety of positions at American
Express and was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for Latin
America and the Caribbean. She has also held positions at Virtuoso and Regent
Seven Seas Cruises.
Silversea Cruises 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 the regal expedition ship Prince Albert II, Silversea Cruises' itineraries encompass all
seven continents and feature worldwide luxury 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 NastTraveler (nine times) and Travel +
Leisure (seven times), and ratedNumber-One luxury cruise line by
high-net-worth consumers in the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI). 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 (2009); "Five Star Diamond Award" from the
American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2010); "Number One"
small-ship line in the Readers' Choice survey conducted by Britain's Condé
Nast Traveller magazine (2007); "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
(2010); and "Best Luxury Cruise Operator" according to Asia's Travel
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