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Scenic Group Canada Appoints New General Manager of Sales and a New Brand Manager of Ocean Products

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Vancouver, March 27, 2019 – Scenic Group Canada, parent organization of award-winning cruise companies Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Waterways, has announced the hiring of Juna Ueda as General Manager – Canada Sales, and Amanda McGregor as Brand Manager for Ocean Products. Both positions will work out of the company’s Vancouver office and will report directly to Lisa McCaskill, vp sales & marketing Canada, The Scenic Group.


“Juna is a veteran with 23 years in the travel industry and is a results-driven business builder and a consistent achiever of high results,” states McCaskill. “Juna is described as a people leader with a strong belief in a company driven by its people and will be focused on client satisfaction, strategic business plans and client loyalty.”


Juna worked for Rocky Mountaineer as national sales manager and was responsible for strategic planning and execution of Canadian sales for all trade channels. Most recently, in the position as manager, sales development, his responsibilities included sourcing new business in multiple global markets including MICE opportunities in North America. Prior to Rocky Mountaineer, Juna worked with Flight Centre and Japan Airlines in sales positions. Juna starts with the Scenic Group on March 25th and can be reached at [email protected].


As the new brand manager for ocean products, currently the company’s new ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse launching in August 2019, Amanda brings a well-rounded consumer marketing skill set, including ocean cruise experience. “Amanda has a strong business acumen and is trade and customer-focused,” offers McCaskill. “Her experience working on COOP marketing efforts and agent incentives and training will be integral to the marketing of the Scenic Eclipse and future sister ships to our Canadian travel partners and clients.”


Amanda’s most recent position was with Expedia Group as cruise account manager, Global Cruise Supply, working directly with cruise suppliers to ensure maximum ROI and to drive co-op marketing initiatives for all online and retail channels that sell cruise. Prior to this, she worked at Great Canadian Casinos, as a marketing specialist/coordinator for three different properties. Amanda can be reached at [email protected].


Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 31-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations and, since 2008, truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe, SE Asia, Russia and Egypt on its 15 Space-Ships. In 2019, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse, and a sister ship to launch in 2020. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has seven Star-Ships offering European river sailings with an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching in 2019 for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on SE Asia’s Irrawaddy River; the Volga River in Russia; yacht cruises out of Croatia; and Egypt’s Nile River.


Additional information on Scenic cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents or in Canada at, or email: [email protected]. For Emerald Waterways in Canada, or email: [email protected]. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the websites.