RCL Cruises has appointed Jennifer Callister as maternity cover for Jenny Rafter’s Major Account Manager sales role in Ireland across the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises brands.
Starting in mid-October, Jennifer will report directly to Lorraine Quinn, Head of Sales for Ireland and brings over 26 years of travel industry experience to the role including work with BMI, Hertz UK, Aer Lingus and a recently-completed Advanced Certificate in Business Management at Bray Institute of Further Education.
Jennifer will be responsible for continuing to develop the company’s market-leading position in Ireland as it looks ahead to the 2012 winter season and the inaugural sailings of the soon-to-be launched Celebrity Reflection, followed by preparations for the key ‘wave’ period at the turn of the year. Jennifer will be instrumental in driving the 2013 season that will see greater emphasis on the onboard experience with innovative and market leading offerings and less focus on price promotions.
Lorraine Quinn said: “I am looking forward to working with Jennifer and I’m sure the trade partners she will be looking after will join me in welcoming her as she settles into the role. The appointment seamlessly continues the contribution Jenny Rafter made to growing the business by addressing the differing needs of the market across major accounts, cruise specialists, high street agents, home workers and online players. Investing in the recruitment someone of Jennifer’s calibre highlights how serious RCL Cruises is about further success in this market.”