Jacqueline Day Joins Hurtigruten as Director of Host Agencies & Strategic Accounts
Cheryl Gatto and German Jones further expand Sales team across North America
Seattle, WA (June 18, 2019) – Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, has appointed Jacqueline Day as Director of Host Agencies & Strategic Accounts to lead the Seattle regional headquarters out of California. Day brings over 15 years of cruise and travel industry expertise to Hurtigruten.
Day is a seasoned cruise and sales expert that brings expertise from travel organizations, agencies, and accounts across the Pacific Northwest. She will drive revenue growth through the Host agencies, identify client opportunities, and lead and manage the Host agencies and other strategic accounts.
“Jacqueline’s high-energy approach not only translates to long-lasting relationships with travel partners, it has also led her to an incredible track record of exceeding sales goals throughout her career,” says Hurtigruten Americas President, John Downey. “We have no doubt that Jacqueline will continue to position Hurtigruten as the world leader in exploration travel.”
Hurtigruten also welcomes Cheryl Gatto, Sales Director, Midwest and German Jones, Sales Director, South America and Florida. Gatto is a sales professional and travel specialist with over 30 years of experience and leadership as a sales director in the Midwest. She previously spent three years with Trafalgar Tours and, more recently, nine years with Sceptre Vacations; her passion for travel and business acumen is an asset to Hurtigruten’s growing sales team. Jones joins Hurtigruten with over 15 years of travel and sales experience from Carnival Cruise Line, Corporate Traveler USA, and Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold. With a focus on maximizing guests’ experiences across North America and a dedication to client services, Gatto and Jones will continue to build the North American book of business in their respected regions and embody Hurtigruten’s values to Inspire, Empower, Care, and Explore.
The addition of these travel experts and sales professionals further strengthens Hurtigruten’s sales team that is led by Christine Stevens, Vice President of Sales, and includes Eric Bacon, Sales Director, Southwest; Kristin Erz, Sales Director, Canada; Rolf Logan, Sales Director South; Bonney Melton, Inside Sales, Eastern Region; Kelli Ann Mills, Sales Director, Northeast; Rene Spatz, Inside Sales, Western Region; and Mimma Waters, Sales Director Northwest.
Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. As the largest cruise operator in polar waters, and with 126 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.