Miami, FL (June 8, 2015) – Azamara®, the boutique cruise line known for its destination-immersive voyages, is excited to introduce a new sales structure as the company continues on its path of strong performance – currently the best in the history of the brand. As part of the restructuring, Azamara created a decentralized field sales organization. This will better allow Azamara’s Strategic Business Development Managers to support and engage travel partners while also positioning the brand for further growth. As a part of the evolution of the sales team, Azamara is pleased to announce the promotions of Nils Lindstad to Director of Sales & Service Development and Lori Goldspiel and Jon Grutzner to the positions of Director of Field Sales. Azamara plans to add additional sales positions in key markets in the coming months, all reporting to Ellen Bettridge, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Nils Lindstad, recently promoted to Director of Sales & Service Development, has played a vital role in the growth of Azamara, through his emphasis on world-class customer care. In his new role, Lindstad will be responsible for sales strategy implementation, reporting and leading the call centers and business development support teams.
As Directors of Field Sales, Lori Goldspiel and Jon Grutzner are now responsible for overseeing the relationships of Azamara’s top travel partners. They will lead and support the field sales team to continue to grow the brand. By having directors who reside in the regions they manage, Azamara will better support their Strategic Business Development Managers and in turn enhance their ability to consistently engage travel partners.
“We are delighted to promote Nils, Lori and Jon, who have all excelled in their positions at Azamara and demonstrated a passion and intimate understanding of Destination Immersion,” said Ellen Bettridge, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Azamara. “With the new sales structure and our outstanding leadership team, we are poised for Azamara’s continued growth.”
For more information, travelers can call their travel professional, dial 1-877-999-9553, or visit www.AzamaraClubCruises.com. Connect with Azamara on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AzamaraClubCruises, on Twitter @AzamaraVoyages or follow President and CEO @LarryPimentel. Travel agent professionals can access more information and make reservations at www.CruisingPower.com.
Azamara is a brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL), a global cruise vacation company that also owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, and CDF Croisières de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, the six brands operate a combined total of 41 ships with four under construction. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately 460 destinations on all seven continents.