Royal Caribbean expands trade sales team

Royal Caribbean International has expanded its trade sales team with four appointments including former Celebrity Cruises strategic account manager Ruth Gardiner.

Gardiner (pictured) joins key account managers Tracey Bartlam and Kirsty Reid, plus sales development manager Rachel Oakes, who has also started at Royal this month.

She spent more than 13 years at sister line Celebrity before joining Royal’s sales team, led by head of UK sales Torey Kings-Hodkin.

Bartlam previously worked for more than three and a half years at Palma-based bed bank Hotelbeds and also Attraction World where she was national account manager.

Reid joins the line from Fred Olsen Travel where she held the role of river cruise product and sales manager.

The appointments follow a recruitment drive announced by Royal last year. All the roles filled are new to the line.

Kings-Hodkin said: “We have some exciting years ahead of us at Royal Caribbean International with 26 ships in our fleet and more on the horizon.

“I have no doubt that my new sales team members will help propel us to exceed our goals and increase the focus and support we can give our UK trade customers.”

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