Carnival Cruise Line has made a number of enhancements to its trade sales organisation, shifting two of its most experienced sales professionals to new roles and appointing sales directors to oversee two newly created territories.
The company is also adding a new sales position responsible for the Gulf Coast region.
Sales management positions have been added within the line’s international sales division, as well.
The changes are part of Carnival’s “Onboard with You” trade support platform, launched last month.
Vicki Tomasino, a highly respected member of Carnival’s sales team for the past 30 years, has been appointed regional vice president of the western US.
In this capacity, Tomasino will oversee business development, training and sales support for travel partners in this region, while continuing to lead the company’s trade and community relations team.
Kirk Neal, a skilled travel industry professional with 28 years of experience both shipboard and ashore at Carnival, has been named regional vice president of the eastern US and Caribbean.
Neal will focus on business development and travel partner support in this region.
The new roles for Tomasino and Neal will allow them to more closely focus on key geographies within Carnival’s domestic sales function.
“With these new appointments, we’re placing a stronger focus on key sales territories with two of the most trusted and talented sales professionals in the cruise industry,” said Carnival vice president of trade sales and marketing Adolfo Perez.
“Vicki and Kirk are already hard at work with their teams implementing a number of initiatives designed to better support our valued travel agent partners.”