A-Rosa hires head of sales for UK

A-Rosa hires head of sales for UK

Stephen Joyner has joined A-Rosa in the newly created role of head of sales for the UK market.

Joyner has previously worked for companies including Affordable Car Hire, Royal Caribbean and the Travel Network Group.

He will report directly into Lucia Rowe, A-Rosa’s managing director.

Rowe said: “We are delighted to welcome Stephen to our UK team. He brings with him a wealth of experience both on the retail and supplier side, which I believe will be invaluable in the role. The trade is of paramount importance to A-ROSA in the UK and creating this new position will ensure we give it even greater focus going forward. Stephen is a highly analytical and commercially astute professional, with a vast amount of experience in managing complex sales tasks and achieving ambitions sales targets, whilst being a great leader to his teams. He is also well known in the trade and his appointment will further reinforce our plans to develop and grow our partnerships here in the UK.”

Joyner added: “I am so excited to be returning to cruise after a few years out of this amazing sector. I join at a time when river cruise continues to grow in popularity and A-ROSA has successfully positioned itself as a significant player in the UK market over recent years. My role will be to step things up a level and help drive A-ROSA’s ambitious development plans for the coming years. I want to bolster the brands UK presence further and announcements such as the groundbreaking new E-motion Rhine ship, entering the market in 2021, is one that I’m looking forward to showcasing with our trade partners as soon as more details are released.”

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