Boston, MA, September 19, 2019 – Scenic Group, parent company of Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours and Emerald Waterways, has announced the hiring of travel industry veteran Ann Chamberlin as the new Vice President of Sales – USA. “Ann’s background and experience with ASTA and Virtuoso combined with her high regard within the industry makes her an ideal fit for Scenic as she will focus on continuing to grow our travel advisor community relationships, and through them, help our travel partners develop new business and clientele,” offered Jayne O’Brien, Managing Director – USA. Ann will be based in Seattle, WA and can be reached at [email protected].
Ann began her travel career in 1988 with Holland America, moving up the ranks over a 12 -year period to the position of National Accounts Director. At Virtuoso, Ann had several roles, the last being Vice President – North American Member Sales. Her last position was as Senior Vice President Membership and Strategic Partnerships at ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), where, among numerous responsibilities, she served as president of NACTA (National Association of Career Travel Agents) and spearheaded the rebranding of the ASTA subsidiary into ASTA-SBN.
“Ann’s wide array of travel experience throughout her career, including group reservations, inside and outside sales, consortia and agency partnerships, member growth, and operations, brings even greater depth to our sales team,” added Jayne O’Brien. “And her years of relationships with advisors and consortia is very much in sync with Scenic’s steadfast and unwavering commitment to our agency partners.”
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 33-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. On Sept. 10, 2019, Scenic christened the world’s first Discovery Yacht, the 228-guest Scenic Eclipse. Sister brand Emerald Waterways has seven Star-Ships offering European river sailings with its eighth, Emerald Harmony, having just launched 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 these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or in the US: www.scenicusa.com; phone 844-788-7985; or email: [email protected]. Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.