Aurora Expeditions Expands Global Sales Team in the UK, Europe and North America
Craig Upshall has been appointed to the role of Sales Director UK and Europe, while Edith Beaudoin has been appointed to the role of Sales Director North America – with each responsible for growing the Aurora Expeditions’ brand in their regions via existing and new sales channels, as well as innovative partner development strategies.
The appointments signal the organisation’s ongoing commitment to the industry, as well as the need to service the increase in global demand for Aurora’s unique expedition product.
Following an overwhelming response for the company’s new world-class expedition ship ‘Greg Mortimer’, both Craig and Edith will assume responsibility for maximising sales potential for its inaugural 2019/2020 polar season in their respective markets.
Robert Halfpenny, Managing Director of Aurora Expeditions, said of the expansion: “For more than 25 years we’ve been driven by a pioneering spirit, and we’ve always chosen the best people to help us do it. We warmly welcome Craig and Edith to our team and look forward to setting a new standard for expedition cruising globally while continuing to provide the authentic, small group adventures that we are known for”.
Craig joins the team with over twenty years of global experience in the travel and tourism industry. For the past seven years he was employed with Rocky Mountaineer as business manager for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Previously Craig worked with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and also held senior roles with Island Cruises and American Airlines.
Edith joins the team with ten years of international travel trade experience holding an array of sales roles in North America. Most recently, Edith has spent the past year in Nicaragua assisting a not-for-profit organisation build tourism to Nicaragua and the surrounding area of Central America.
Robert Halfpenny continued: “I’ve had the good fortune to have worked with both Edith and Craig in the past. They both possess the Aurora pioneering spirit and will be a perfect fit for our team.”
Both Craig and Edith will commence their roles with the company in April 2018.