ATHENS – Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, on March 26 announced the appointment of Eric Bacon to the position of business development manager, Western U.S. and Canada. Based in Los Angeles, Bacon will be responsible for cultivating relationships with Celestyal’s travel advisors and growing the company’s key distribution channels, through maximizing awareness, training, development of co-operative marketing strategies and representing the company at industry events. Bacon will report to Gordon Dirker, vice president, business development – North America.
“The Western U.S. and Canada markets are increasingly important for Celesytal and have seen steady growth over the past several years. This appointment clearly demonstrates our continued commitment, not only to growing the business, but to investing in North America and supporting our agent partners in the Western regions of both the U.S. and Canada. I’m delighted to welcome Eric on board, and I am confident that his solid cruise background as well as experience working in Canada on the retail side of the business will prove to be invaluable,” said Dirker.
Prior to joining Celestyal Cruises, Bacon served as a business development consultant at Atlas Ocean Voyages, the start-up expedition cruise line. He also spent four years as the business development manager, Southwest for Hurtigruten, the Norway-based coastal ferry and expedition cruise line. In addition, Bacon worked for four years as the regional sales director, Canada for Rail Europe and has worked for several Canadian travel agencies.
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Celestyal Cruises has fast built an award-winning reputation and recognition as the number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and East Mediterranean thanks to its regional expertise and exceptional hospitality. The company operates three vessels, each one intimate enough to provide genuine and highly personalized services. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is built on a unique Greek heritage which combines outstanding hospitality with genuine cultural destination immersion and provides authentic, lifetime experiences both onboard and onshore.