Hurtigruten 'More than Doubles' Canadian Team

Hurtigruten reports it has "more than doubled" its Canadian sales team this summer, as part of its plans to "significantly increase" its presence in the Canadian travel trade market with "greater support and outreach."

Émilie Giguère, Jake Rogers, and Carmen Wakileh have recently joined the Canadian sales team alongside Kristin Erz, Sales Director (Canada) and Carly Biggart, VP Sales (Americas).

“We are so excited to have these three amazing talents join Hurtigruten as we will truly be able to focus much more on the Canadian small-ship cruise and adventure travel market...We know our Canadian guests love the Hurtigruten experience and brand, and we cannot wait to bring that to more Canadian travelers through our travel advisor partners. And for our French Canadian partners, we almost 50 French-escort sailings through 2024 across a variety of destinations that you can offer your clients,” said Kristin Erz, Sales Director, Canada.

The new additions to the Canadian Sales Team:

Jake Rogers, Business Development Manager, Western Canada

Jake is based in Kelowna and supports British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Starting in his native Australia, Jake brings over a decade of experience in travel and tourism, most recently working with Rezgo and Air New Zealand.

Émilie Giguère, Business Development Manager, Eastern Canada

Émilie is based just outside of Montreal supporting Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador.

She comes with 20 years of experience in the travel industry, most recently working with Tahiti Tourisme North America and Princess Cruises, and Cunard Line.

Carmen Wakileh, Inside Sales Representative, Canada

Carmen is based in Toronto supporting the Canadian sales team. She brings 18 years of travel industry experience to the table, including inside sales roles at Transat and Air Canada Vacations.

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