Lindblad Expeditions announced that it continues to expand its Global Sales and Revenue Management team, today welcoming cruise industry veteran Neil Fitzgerald as Director of Pricing and Revenue Management for Lindblad Expeditions.
According to a press release, in his new role, Fitzgerald will play a key role in developing innovative pricing strategies to further maximize the revenue potential of Lindblad Expeditions’ portfolio of more than 500 voyages operated annually. As the Company transitions onto its new Seaware reservation platform, he will also oversee the rollout of a new level of dynamic pricing potential to capitalize on the growing demand for high quality and authentic expedition travel. Both travel advisors and guests will benefit from this new system, which will also provide advanced inventory management capabilities for a streamlined reservations and communication process and advanced analytics for guest insight.
“An industry-leading brand needs industry-leading talent,” said John Delaney, senior vice president of sales and revenue management at Lindblad Expeditions. “Neil is an experienced, driven, and accomplished pricing and revenue professional. In this role, he will be instrumental in working with me to expand and lead our new revenue management function, helping us drive even higher occupancies and maximize revenue in the years to come.”
Fitzgerald brings more than eighteen years of pricing and revenue experience, with an accomplished history working in the cruise and travel space. Prior to joining Lindblad Expeditions, he served nearly nine years at Princess Cruises in various pricing and revenue management roles, including international revenue, as well as more than six years’ experience at Carnival UK, where he managed trade functions for P&O Cruises.
“Lindblad Expeditions has been planting flags across the globe for more than 50 years,” added Fitzgerald. “I am beyond excited to be a part of the company’s next expedition as it charts new waters with the growth of its pricing and revenue management function.”