RIVER CRUISE VETERAN NEIL DUDLEY JOINS THE AMAFAMILY TO LEAD SALES GROWTH IN MANITOBA, ONTARIO AND QUEBEC
Calabasas, CA - (Dec. 4, 2017) -
AmaWaterways is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Dudley as business development manager (BDM), responsible for Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Dudley joins the Canadian sales team consisting of Sandra Gardiner, director national accounts and BDM for Atlantic Canada and Shauna Carter, BDM for British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
A native of Ontario with over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, Dudley brings a wealth of international travel expertise, in depth river cruise knowledge and strong travel industry client relationships.
“What impressed us the most was Neil’s exceptional support of his retail travel partners,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “We have exciting plans to grow our current fleet of 20 award-winning ships and Neil is going to be a terrific asset as we step up our sales and marketing initiatives in Canada to drive valuable sales leads to our travel partners.”
Since AmaWaterways’ inception 15 years ago, the leader in river cruising innovation has enjoyed remarkable support from the Canadian travel agent community – guided by the company’s focus on training and providing FAM opportunities to enable travel agents to gain important first hand product experience.
“I am very excited to be joining the AmaFamily,” said Dudley. “I love the challenge of bringing new products to the market and with three new ships launching in 2019 including the revolutionary AmaMagna, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of this next phase of growth for this innovative industry leader.”
All AmaWaterways cruises can be booked in Canadian dollars and promotions advertised to the public include port charges in compliance with TICO and OPC regulations. Through December 31, 2017, Canadian residents can benefit from a special $400 Fall Savings per stateroom on all new bookings for 2018 departures. The limited time offer is combinable with most retail and consortium offers as well as Past Passenger Privilege and Onboard Future Cruise Benefit Programs.
“Canadians are resilient international travelers. Not only were they early enthusiasts for river cruising but they have remained very loyal repeat guests for AmaWaterways,” said Gardiner. “Our Canadian Resident Offer is one way of saying thank you to our Canadian guests for making 2017 another successful year for AmaWaterways.”
Visit www.AmaWaterways.ca Travel Agent Portal or call (800) 626-0126. Follow AmaWaterways on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmaWaterways and Twitter @AmaWaterways.