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MSC Cruises UK & Ireland Bolsters Trade Team with Regional Hire


London, UK - 24 January 2023 - In its ongoing commitment to supporting the travel trade, MSC Cruises has successfully recruited Vickie Towey who will join the cruise line on 20 February as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest region. Vickie has over 20 years travel experience most recently as Travel Manager at the Holiday Emporium and previously as Regional Sales Manager for Going Places. Karen Spencer Senior RSM for MSC Cruises will now assume responsibility for the Northeast region.  

The new hire follows the recent announcement from MSC Cruises about record-breaking sales which the cruise line attributes partly due to its strong relationship with travel trade partners. MSC Cruises will be adding further recruits to its trade support team with more hires expected in the coming weeks.

On the hire Steve Williams Director of Sales at MSC Cruises said, "We are thrilled Vickie is joining MSC Cruises. She has extensive travel experience and so much passion for our business. She not only sells MSC Cruises in her current role, but she is also a big advocate for our cruise line and holidays on our ships on a regular basis. This is the first of two new hires dedicated to strengthening and supporting our trade partners to support them with our brand and ultimately grow their business with the world’s fastest growing cruise line. We will now start recruitment for a Training Executive to support our training team which is critical in growing and developing our brand awareness across our expanding trade distribution channels.”

Alyshia Bartlett Head of Retail at MSC Cruises said, "I am absolutely delighted to be expanding our Regional Sales team with the appointment of Vickie. It’s an exciting time at MSC Cruises as we see record breaking sales and I believe that Vickie will be a valuable asset to our team. The splitting of the North into two dedicated areas will allow both Vickie and Karen to dedicate more time to their individual trade partners.”

On this new role Vickie commented, "I am very much looking forward to joining the team at MSC Cruises and building on the amazing work that Karen has done over the last 10 years in the Northwest. I am excited to continue to grow sales and develop product awareness as more and more guests look to MSC Cruises as their holiday of choice.”

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