Hurtigruten Appoints Kristin Erz to Increase Its Commitment to Canada
Erz brings 13 years of travel industry expertise and will be based in Toronto
Seattle, WA - February 26, 2019 – Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, has appointed Kristin Erz as Business Development Consultant for Canada in the Americas region. Erz brings 13 years of travel industry expertise, and will build the Canadian business and embody Hurtigruten’s values to Inspire, Empower, Care, and Explore.
“Kristin Erz has established a track record of successful business growth. She will serve on our Americas team and be dedicated to increasing our presence in the Canadian market. As we partner with and support travel agents in Canada, Kristin’s strong relationships and expertise will assist us in positioning Hurtigruten as the largest and greenest expedition cruise line,” says Hurtigruten Americas President, William Harber.
“I’m excited to join a brand with such a deep history of expedition cruising, and to initiate new channels for growth in my home country,” added Kristin Erz, Hurtigruten Americas Business Development Consultant, Canada. “I’m confident that providing Canadian agents with the necessary training and resources will bring Hurtigruten to the forefront of their conversations with clients, and I look forward to growing agency preference for Hurtigruten.”
Erz began her career in the cruise industry as Assistant Cruise Director for Princess Cruises. Since then, she has pursued her passion and talent for sales, most recently serving as Business Development Manager for TravelBrands, Inc., the largest independent travel company in Canada. There, she implemented successful growth strategies throughout the company and successfully partnered with travel agents. Erz herself is an avid explorer with a passion for adventure, having traveled to 65 countries on six continents.
About Hurtigruten Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. As the largest cruise operator in polar waters, and with 125 years of know-how, we offer immersive experiences to some of the world’s most pristine and remote destinations, including Antarctica, Alaska, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard, and more. Hurtigruten’s fleet consists of 14 expedition ships, custom built for adventure travel. In addition, three new groundbreaking ships will be delivered: MS Roald Amundsen in 2019, MS Fridtjof Nansen in 2020, and a third new build in 2021. These will be the most advanced and environmentally friendly expedition vessels at sea, as well as the world’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ships. Hurtigruten is an industry leader in sustainability, with a deep commitment to improving the marine environments we call home.