Celestyal Cruises, the Mediterranean specialist, has hired Emma Paxton as its business development manager for Northern England, Scotland and Ireland.
Paxton has previously worked for Royal Caribbean, SeaWorld, Universal and Tui. She will report into Jo Reid, the company’s UK & Ireland country manager and work alongside Penny Moschidou, commercial assistant; and Rebecca Witte, marketing executive for Western and Northern Europe.
Leslie Peden, Celestyal Cruises chief commercial officer said: “While Covid-19 has brought a temporary pause to our operations, it is important that we look to the future with optimism and continue to deliver on our strategic plan to grow the business and enhance the award winning Celestyal experience through investment. Emma’s appointment clearly demonstrates our continued commitment, not only to growing the business, but to investing in the UK and Ireland and supporting our agent partners in Northern England, Scotland and Ireland. I’m delighted to welcome Emma onboard and am confident that her vast experience, energy and passion for the travel industry will prove invaluable.”
Celestyal is currently running an offer giving guests free Covid-19 insurance for the first two quarters of next year, if they book before the end of October.