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Industry Veteran Rob Huffman Joins Scenic and Emerald Waterways as VP of Trade Sales


Boston, MA, November 2017 – Industry veteran Rob Huffman is coming aboard Scenic and TEmerald Waterways as their Vice President of Trade Sales – USA. “Our continued focus on driving sales through the travel agent community demands having a top-notch leader who is both familiar to the agents and has the experience and know how to assist them, and us, succeed,” offered Joni Rein, Scenic VP of Sales & Marketing. “Rob’s history is one of continued accomplishments and growth and we believe that makes him a perfect fit for this role.” Rob is based in Charlotte NC and can be reached at [email protected].


Rob has spent more than 30 years in the travel industry, starting as a manager of Uniglobe H&H Travel in Tennessee. He spent 20 years at Carnival Cruise Lines focused primarily on sales, training and marketing efforts in several territories, eventually being promoted to regional vp of sales covering 9 states — which quickly expanded into 18 states. He joined Viking River Cruises in 2013, rising to become director of trade sales North America for both the river and ocean products. Rob’s focus at both Carnival and Viking on driving trade sales, providing marketing support and being hands on when it came to agent training and consumer presentations, has fostered much respect from the industry.


“I am delighted and honored to be joining the Scenic and Emerald Waterways teams,” states Mr. Huffman. “More importantly, I look forward to working closely with travel retailers across the country in growing both brands in the US market. Our steadfast and unwavering commitment to the travel agent community will continue to be our top priority and we are committed to their success.”


Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 30-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and, in 2018, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 Space Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.


Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or in the US:; phone 844-788-7985; or email: [email protected]. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.