A&Okay Journey Group Strengthens World Dedication to Journey Commerce – Cruise Business Information


A&Okay Journey Group, father or mother firm to Crystal, introduced a number of new hires and promotions inside its commerce gross sales groups.

Jennifer Charlton joins A&Okay’s London workplace as senior vp of commerce gross sales and enterprise improvement, UK and EMEA for Abercrombie & Kent.

Charlton beforehand labored at Amex GBT the place she led the provider partnership groups in EMEA and APAC, the worldwide digital media group, M&E world provider technique and collaborated with the M&A group on acquisition and integration initiatives. Charlton was voted one of many High 40 Girls in Journey within the UK by WINiT.

Glen Rothe joins Crystal’s Aventura workplace as vp of commerce gross sales for Crystal. Rothe brings 30 years of expertise within the journey business and in depth cruise business expertise from Norwegian Cruise Line. Rothe will likely be recruiting 4 new gross sales administrators for North America and different government roles to help Crystal’s U.S. and Canada commerce companions.

Jacqueline Leyva joins Crystal as vp of commerce reservations, air, and turnaround operations within the Aventura workplace, the place she is going to present help for each North America and LATAM commerce companions. Beforehand, Leyva labored for firms equivalent to SeaDream Yacht Membership, Cunard and Atlas Ocean Voyages.

Sharla Smith joins Crystal as regional gross sales director for Central USA. Earlier than becoming a member of Crystal, she held roles at Scenic, Paul Gauguin and Royal Caribbean.

“It’s an extremely thrilling time at A&Okay Journey Group,” mentioned Chief Gross sales Officer Marett Taylor. “With robust ahead bookings and a report 12 months of 2023 gross sales, the profitable relaunch of Crystal, and a tremendous group of latest gross sales leaders, we’re poised for nice success. We stay devoted to our journey advisor neighborhood and equipping our gross sales groups to ship the best stage of service. We’ve got strong plans to broaden instructional alternatives, put money into gross sales and advertising and marketing assets, and supply different initiatives to assist our commerce companions develop their companies.”

A&Okay has additionally promoted a number of group members together with:

  • Shawn Johnson, senior vp of gross sales, North America, A&Okay
  • Jay Warren, vp of gross sales, North America, A&Okay, A&Okay DMCs and Sanctuary Retreats
  • Oscar Dunn, vp of cruise gross sales, A&Okay and Crystal
  • Kim Guimaraes, vp of nationwide accounts, A&Okay and Crystal
  • Stephen Loughlin, nationwide accounts enterprise specialist, A&Okay and Crystal
  • Rob Cifuentes, director of gross sales, LATAM, A&Okay and Crystal
  • Natalia Pessoa, director of gross sales, Brazil and Argentina, A&Okay and Crystal
  • Greice Penteado, GP advertising and marketing, normal gross sales and advertising and marketing agent, Brazil, A&Okay and Crystal.






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