Azamara Publicizes Appointment of Michelle Lardizabal as Chief Gross sales Officer, North America
WHY IT RATES: Michelle Lardizabal involves Azamara with greater than 25 years of expertise within the tourism and cruising trade. —Codie Liermann, Senior Editor
Azamara, the boutique cruise line devoted to Vacation spot Immersion experiences, is happy to announce the appointment of seasoned journey trade govt, Michelle Lardizabal as Chief Gross sales Officer, North America. She can be main the cost of the model’s North America gross sales group alongside cruise trade consultants: Katie Gerhard, AVP of Gross sales, East; Lori Goldspiel, AVP of Gross sales, West and Nationwide Accounts; Kevin Regan, AVP of International Charters and Incentives.
“Together with her wealth of data in tourism, cruising and retail, Michelle is the perfect candidate to steer Azamara’s gross sales crew as we proceed to develop as an impartial cruise firm, and proceed to raised serve our valued journey companions,” stated Carol Cabezas, President of Azamara. “Her ardour for journey will propel us ahead as we additional our dedication to connecting folks to folks, folks to cultures, and touring deeper to the center of locations around the globe.”
Lardizabal joins Azamara with over 25 years of expertise in tourism and cruising. Most just lately she served as Senior Vice President and Business Gross sales Officer for MSC Cruises USA, the place she drove the general technique of the gross sales group within the U.S. market and oversaw relationship improvement with the trade’s most valued journey trade companions.
Having additionally held govt positions at Membership Med, Metropolis Wonders and Royal Caribbean Group, Lardizabal has invaluable expertise main international gross sales efforts each on land and at sea throughout a number of industries, completely aligning with the Azamara imaginative and prescient of delivering distinctive Vacation spot Immersion experiences.
SOURCE: Azamara press launch.