Hurtigruten Expeditions (HX) has appointed Hayley Van Der Steen and Sophie Nelson as Trade Partnership Managers, alongside Megan Lewis, Inside Sales Executive.
HX said the new appointments demonstrated its commitment to strengthening relationships with trade partners.
With 20 years’ experience in the travel and hospitality sector, Hayley (top left) was most recently National Sales Manager for Contiki Holidays and has also recently held roles with Trafalgar, Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Cunard. She was also recently appointed to ITT Board of Directors.
Sophie (top centre) was previously Travel and Partnerships Manager, International at Avis Budget Group.
Appointed Inside Sale Executive in September, Megan (top right) will be organising ship visits and fam trips for trade agents.
VP of Sales and Marketing UK and Nordics Nathaniel Sherborne said: “The expansion of our team is a pivotal moment for us at HX, marking a long-term investment in strengthening our partnerships with the travel trade.
“Our travel agent partners are an integral part of our business, and we are unwavering in our commitment to them.
“Whether that be through training, marketing assistance or in-depth product education, we will be supporting them with the tools they need to promote HX and expand their expedition cruise business.
“We welcome Hayley, Sophie and Megan, and are excited to have three seasoned professionals with extensive experience at market-leading brands join us, and solely focus on supporting our trade partners.”