Ex-TTC head of sales Vicky Billing joins Riviera Travel
Riviera Travel has appointed Vicky Billing as commercial partnerships manager.
Billings has worked for The Travel Corporation as head of sales for UK and Europe for the last two and a half years.
Previously she was head of retail at Royal Caribbean after working her way up to become a retail store manager at Thomas Cook.
Billing will manage a number of commercial accounts at the cruise and escorted tour specialist. She will work alongside the sales and marketing teams to maintain and develop relationships with partners including the trade media and report into channel director Stuart Milan.
Billing said: “I am really excited to have the opportunity to work alongside Stuart and the team to build on what is already an award-winning brand. Having previously worked within the cruise industry, and currently in the touring industry, I am very much looking forward to using my knowledge to engage and develop new and existing partnerships for Riviera Travel.”
Milan said: “It’s really exciting to have Vicky join the Riviera team. I’ve known her for some time now, and every time our paths have crossed I’ve really enjoyed her energy and passion for the industry.
“As travel further opens up, it’s vitally important our agency sales and commercial teams help us to bolster our partner relationships. It’s exciting times ahead for Riviera as we look to cement our position as the UK’s number one river cruise and tour operator.”
Riviera has made several trade-specific sales and business development appointments in the past two years including Jessica Payne as business development executive last month and Beverley Philpotts as key account manager in September 2021.
It currently has a number of vacancies in sales, customer services and administration to fill.
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