Wood appointed key account manager for Royal Caribbean in UK & Ireland

Wood appointed key account manager for Royal Caribbean in UK & Ireland

Royal Caribbean has appointed Melanie Wood, who recently joined the UK & Ireland sales team, as key account manager.

Wood has six years’ experience working within the travel industry, most recently working as part of the product management team at Cruise 1st.

She also previously held the position of sales specialist at Cruise 1st and Cruise 118, which allowed her to expand her knowledge of retail, product marketing as well as cruise and the wider travel industry.

Wood said: “I was initially drawn to the cruise industry through a family member’s fond memories of working as a performer on-board and this was something I also wanted to be part of.

“I have always been impressed by Royal Caribbean’s creative innovation, spectacular ships and extraordinary experiences both off and on-board and I look forward to welcoming new generations of cruise fans in years to come.”

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Wood will report into head of key accounts, Adam Sharp, and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of several key accounts.

She will enable agents to effectively sell Royal Caribbean holidays and keep them informed of training, events and other incentives.

Sharp said: “Melanie demonstrates a real passion for the cruise industry and we’re excited to welcome her on-board.

“Having previously worked for one of our key accounts, Melanie brings a unique perspective to the Royal Caribbean sales team, helping us develop our team into the industry’s best.”