LOS ANGELES, CA–Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is 100% dedicated to the Travel Agent community, and as such has a highly-trained National Sales Team in place empowered to provide expert guidance and customer service. To continue to lead the way in their support of the Travel Agent community and to provide even more personalized attention, Uniworld has hired a new Sales Manager and has realigned some of the sales territories to create a new dedicated resource for the home-based agency sector.
Newly appointed Sales Manager, Kendra Asmus, will be responsible for Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Prior to joining Uniworld, Asmus was a Business Development Manager with Carnival Cruise Lines for five years covering New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. She excelled as Business Development Manager, and in 2010 earned “BDM of the Year” for the Western Region. In addition, she held positions as a Tour Manager with Tour New Mexico and Blue Sky Adventures, as well as Holland America Cruise Lines. Asmus will report directly to Jennifer McLeod, Uniworld’s Director of Field Sales.
“I am very pleased to have Kendra join the Uniworld sales team. She comes to us with excellent recommendations, possesses existing relationships with many of our top accounts, and has a breadth of well-rounded travel experience," states Person Garcia, Uniworld’s Senior Vice President of Sales.
In a strategic move, Uniworld furthers their commitment to support the home-based agency sector with the creation of a new dedicated “Home-based Agency Sales Manager.” Uniworld’s veteran Sales Manager, Kathie Weitzman, will take on additional responsibilities that focus on business development in the home-based market sector. In this key home-based position, Weitzman, will report directly to Nancy Logan, Uniworld’s Vice President of National Accounts. To supplement this home-based position, some of Uniworld’s Western territories have been realigned to other Uniworld Sales Managers.
“We clearly see incredible growth opportunities within the home-based sector. We are taking proactive steps that will allow even better sales support for our home-based partners. We expect this sector to continue to grow as the ever changing business model of selling travel expands further to virtual offices,” adds Garcia.
About Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™, is recognized among the “World’s Best River Cruises” by Travel + Leisure. Uniworld was voted the“#1 River Cruise Line in the World” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List and their Platinum Circle for having made the list consistently for the past five years, and won “Best River Ships” in their Readers’ Poll, which ranked River Queen and River Beatrice #1 and #3 of all cruise ships in the world, respectively, along with eight other highly ranked ships in the top 40 river ships category. Uniworld’s cabins and dining are also ranked among the top three in the world by Zagat Survey®, with Uniworld being the only river cruise line named in the Zagat Survey® amongst the best of the best in the cruise industry. Uniworld features luxurious boutique ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, included shore excursions fully hosted by local experts, world-class gourmet cuisine, and award-winning, personalized hospitality. Uniworld offers over 500 departures sailing on over 13 rivers in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
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