Atlas Ocean Voyages has announced a build up of its North America sales team as Alyssa Logan is named Atlas Ocean Voyages’ Sales Manager for North America, West, and Richard Sims is the Sales Manager for North America, East.
They join the Atlas team as the U.S. “adventure-luxe” cruise brand is preparing to open reservations in January for its first ship, the World Navigator.
“We are happy to welcome Alyssa and Richard to the Atlas Ocean Voyages’ team. They bring a wealth of experience and are committed to building strong relationships with our valued travel advisor community,” said Alberto Aliberti, President of Atlas Ocean Voyages. “Their demonstrated passion for adventure travel makes them the perfect choices to bring Atlas’ new Luxe Adventure product to the North American market.”
The new hires will join Aliberti and Vice President of Sales and Trade Partnerships Brandon Townsley this week at Travel Weekly’s Cruise World 2019 in Fort Lauderdale where Aliberti will be a feature panelist in the show’s Adventure and Experiential Travel immersion session on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 4:15 pm.
“We fully appreciate the indispensable role that travel advisors play in our success as a new adventure cruise brand. Therefore, we are committed to developing advisor-friendly policies and delivering exemplary support to ensure that our success is mutual,” added Townsley. “A premium, 100 ercent commissionable voyage fare and commission on all optional items sold prior to departure are the core components of a generous and rewarding travel advisor program that Atlas plans on announcing at a later date.”
Logan is a 25-year industry veteran, having started her career aboard cruise ships as a Future Cruise Consultant, Shore Excursion Manager and Cruise Director for Seabourn Cruise Line, Cunard and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She then transferred shoreside to work in Sales for companies such as Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara, and most recently as Global Sales Director of MICE for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
Sims has also spent the majority of his more-than-25-year travel career in the cruise industry and brings his extensive trade relationships to Atlas. He has worked for Norwegian Cruise Line and was named 2012 Sales Manager of the Year at Holland America Line and Seabourn Cruise Line. Most recently, Richard was Director of National Accounts East for Insight Vacations, where he was part of a sales team that achieved the highest sales in the company’s 40-year history.