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Giles Hawke Joins MSC Cruises as New UK & Ireland Managing Director

Giles Hawke Joins MSC Cruises as New UK & Ireland Managing Director

Giles Hawke has joined MSC Cruises as UK & Ireland Managing Director. With over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, Giles brings a wealth of cruise and tour operating knowledge to his new role. His role will be to grow MSC’s position as a market-leading cruise company in the UK and Ireland. 

Giles Hawke, UK & Ireland Managing Director, MSC Cruises

Giles Hawke, UK & Ireland Managing Director, MSC Cruises

He was previously Sales and Customer Services Director for Carnival UK/Complete Cruise Solution, the umbrella trade brand for P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises & Cunard Line, a position he held from 2008.

“This is a great opportunity to really make a difference at a crucial time for the business,” he said. “MSC is one of the world’s largest cruise lines and we need to ensure that our brand recognition in the UK and Ireland is in line with our market position.

“I have always admired the MSC Cruises brand, its European values and unique, stylish offering. I think there is a huge opportunity to develop the business and increase sales substantially in the UK and Ireland. I intend to build on the great work already carried out by the UK team, working with trade partners to give them a real option to confidently sell this cruise product to their customers and grow their own business significantly as well.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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