Virtuoso increases commitment to Australia
Global luxury travel network, Virtuoso, today announced two key promotions in its APAC team as the business continues to support its Australian base and expands further into Asian markets.
Evan Pierce and Cristina Magni have been promoted to Regional Director roles in recognition of their success in both growing the Virtuoso network and driving member engagement over the past three years.
Evan will relocate to Singapore in the Regional Director, Asia role in order to lead the Asia team in Virtuoso’s expansion into China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
Cristina will remain in Sydney as Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand, where she will continue to drive the ongoing success and growth of the member network.
“Virtuoso has witnessed strong performance in the Asia Pacific region over the past 5 years and Virtuoso has made the commitment to reward this success by further investment in our in-market resources,” Virtuoso APAC Managing Director, Michael Londregan said of the move.
“The local team has been instrumental in growing our business by working with members to ensure Virtuoso programs deliver competitive advantages for their clients.
“In 2017 we saw more than 20 percent growth in our regional network, much of which was the result of existing members growing their business through expansion, acquisition and efficiencies.
“Evan and Cristina have been instrumental in these results and their development to Regional Director roles will ensure Virtuoso is well placed to expand further in 2019.
“Asia is a newer market for Virtuoso with unlimited potential and Evan will lead our ongoing expansion with a key focus on the development of our existing members and the targeted expansion into the complex China market.
“Cristina will continue the management of our member programs in Australia and New Zealand where we expect significant performance growth in what must be described as both a contested and commoditising landscape.
“As a team, Virtuoso Asia Pacific is looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead and to supporting our members in continuing to be the best in the business.”