P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises today revealed the names of the business development managers who are the faces of the cruise lines’ new brand-specific sales teams.
This announcement follows last months’ news that Carnival Australia would be moving to a new brand-specific sales model designed to focus on brand differentiation and streamline relationships with travel agents in an increasingly competitive market.
The new teams come into effect from today and are part of Carnival Australia’s next big step forward to drive sales, business growth and operational efficiency based on the power of its brands.
P&O Cruises Senior Vice President, Tammy Marshall, said: “P&O Cruises has some big plans for 2013 to reinforce its position as the market leader for both local and South Pacific cruise holidays. Members of our new sales crew are already popular with agents, each of them is a passionate ambassador for P&O Cruises and their combined talents will help ensure our agents continue to stay across all the exciting changes happening onboard our ships.”
Princess Cruises Commercial Director, Alan Stuart, said: “It’s no secret that Princess Cruises has some ambitious goals to drive growth in the Australia market and I’m confident our new line up of business development managers means we have the right team in place to work with our agents to achieve this. In its first 10 years in Australia, Princess Cruises established an extraordinary loyal passenger base and in its 11th year our new sales team will play a key role in helping agents to introduce new passengers to the signature experience offered on our ships.”
The business development managers include:
Jessica Plunkett – NSW/ACT
Angus Mackay – NSW
Dylan Hearne – QLD
Andrew Thwaites – QLD
Kylie Clancy – VIC
Cherie Bowman – NSW
Rachael Tyrell – NSW
Peter Darby – QLD
Helen Mezzen – QLD
Sally-Anne Matthews – VIC
Emma Pequin – WA/NT/SA
There are no brand-specific roles in New Zealand given the nature of the market and size of the local team.
Several roles, including Head of Sales positions, are still to be confirmed for both brands. Further updates will be provided to travel agents in the weeks ahead.