Celestyal Cruises is giving agent partners the chance to cruise for free thanks to its popular ‘Sell 3 Sail Free’ booking incentive.
Agents who book three staterooms on any 2021 departure between June 1 and 30 will receive one complimentary double occupancy stateroom for them and a guest on a 2021 three, four, or seven-night Greek Island itinerary of their choice, including an all-inclusive classic drinks, gratuities as well as two select shore excursions.
Itineraries agents can choose from include:
Terms and conditions apply. For further information and reservations call 0800 411 8038 or visit celestyal.com/uk.
Celebrity Cruises is giving agents the chance to win a Celebrity Silhouette staycation every day in June. Agents just need to make a booking to be entered into the daily prize draw.
Celebrity Silhouette will begin six and eight-night sailings from Southampton this July. Guests must have received two vaccinations to board.
Aurora Expeditions has named Jos Dewing as its first UK managing director.
Dewing, who previously led Voyages to Antiquity, has worked in the cruise industry for more than 20 years. He joins Aurora following the departure of Craig Upshall, who has moved to Doha to join the Qatar National Tourism Council.
“I’m honoured and excited to be joining Aurora Expeditions at such a pivotal time of growth as the company moves closer to delivery of its second purpose-built expedition ship, the Sylvia Earle, in October,” he said.
“I’ve had a lifelong passion for the polar regions and responsible, small-ship expedition voyaging and my core values align perfectly with those of Aurora Expeditions. I cannot wait to unlock new and exciting initiatives in the fast-moving UK market, as well as continue to build on the exceptional service already provided to our valued expeditioners and trade partners.”
Aurora CEO Monique Ponfoort added: “Jos is a natural fit for the company and will help grow the brand and further strengthen the success of its existing UK team.
“We are excited to welcome Jos into this new role on our senior leadership team, where he will bring extensive experience and knowledge that will further strengthen Aurora’s position and relationships in the market. The British market has always been important to Aurora Expeditions and, as UK travel restrictions ease, we expect the demand for small-ship and adventure-focused expeditions to remote corners of the world to grow exponentially.
“Brits and Aussies make great travel companions, with an abiding spirit for adventure and mate-ship, and we always look forward to warmly welcoming our UK cousins on board.”
Dewing added: “Aurora Expeditions sets the industry standard for polar expedition travel, and I look forward to working closely with our travel trade partners to develop and maximise sales opportunities for the important UK market, which has seen significant growth in recent years.”
Laura Wilson and Paul Frost have joined Fred Olsen Travel as business development manager and head of tour operations respectively.
Wilson (née Cann) was previously national sales manager for Cruise & Maritime Voyages before the company went into administration last year. Meanwhile, Frost was managing director of the now defunct Holiday Direction.