News

Silversea Invites Top Agents to Dinner in Dublin

Silversea Invites Top Agents to Dinner in Dublin

The Silversea team of Connie Georgiou, Sales Director – UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa; Peter Shanks, recently appointed Managing Director – UK & Ireland; and Amanda Middler, Regional Sales Manager – Scotland & Ireland, entertained 20 of their top agents to dinner in Dublin.

Based in Silversea’s London office, Peter Shanks joined Silversea in January this year, leads a team of 71 and reports directly to Roberto Martinoli, Chief Executive. He succeeds Lisa McAuley, who resigned from the end of December.

Peter, who started his career with Thomas Cook and was previously Development Director for Imagine Cruising for three years, was President and Managing Director of Cunard from July 2009 to October 2013 and oversaw Cunard’s incorporation into Carnival. So with reference to the recently announced acquisition of a 66.7% equity stake in Silversea by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, he said: “I know how to do it – and I know how not to do it!”

“I know Royal Caribbean very well and it is our intention that Silversea will remain a separate entity, along with Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.

“I really want to expand our expedition cruising and with this new investment we can build more expedition ships, as well as refurbish more ships. We are also getting a bit better on systems – although we are a small, niche business and so love talking to people! – and we are about to sell packages that include air in the next month or two, or agents will be able to buy just air from us.”

Dominic Burke, Travel Centres, with Tony Collins, Topflight

Jeff Collins, Best4Travel, and David O’Grady, e-Travel

Celine Kenny, Travel Escapes, with Tanya Airey and Deirdre Sweeny, Sunway

Richard Cullen, Killiney Travel, and Clare Dunne, The Travel Broker

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

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.

More in News

Air Transat Looks at Expansion of Thomas Cook Partnership

Neil SteedmanOctober 14, 2018

CMA Investigation Launched into Aer Lingus and CityJet Agreement

Neil SteedmanOctober 14, 2018

WestJet Unveils Global Future, New Brand Image

Neil SteedmanOctober 14, 2018

Shannon Airport is Headline Sponsor for Worldchoice Ireland Conference

Neil SteedmanOctober 12, 2018
sarah slattery

Martin McKenna Teams Up with TheTravelExpert.ie

Neil SteedmanOctober 12, 2018

Sean Doyle to Succeed Stephen Kavanagh as Aer Lingus Chief Executive

Neil SteedmanOctober 11, 2018

WestJet Announces Dublin-Calgary Non-Stop Three Times Weekly with Dreamliner from June 2019

Neil SteedmanOctober 11, 2018

Brexit to Take Centre Stage at WTM London Leaders’ Lunch

Neil SteedmanOctober 11, 2018

G Adventures Launches New ‘Wellness’ Travel Style

Neil SteedmanOctober 11, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland