Crystal launches advisory council of expert industry partners

David Brandon, Savenio’s managing director, and Karen Christensen, Crystal’s senior vice president and managing director, Australia & New Zealand, at Crystal’s 27th Annual Sales Gala celebrating the company’s top producers. The Sales Gala took place this month in the Caribbean aboard Crystal Symphony.

David Brandon, Savenio’s managing director, and Karen Christensen, Crystal’s senior vice president and managing director, Australia & New Zealand, at Crystal’s 27th Annual Sales Gala celebrating the company’s top producers. The Sales Gala took place this month in the Caribbean aboard Crystal Symphony.

Crystal launches advisory council of expert industry partners

Crystal has announced the launch of its new Crystal Partner Advisory Council (CPAC), a group of 13 luxury global travel partners.

Led by Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales, the council will meet regarding travel partner programs and advancements, future new builds, and client demand for specific luxury experiences.

“As we continue to change the landscape of luxury travel with the expansion of the Crystal brand,
it is more imperative than ever that we engage our expert partners for their invaluable insights and feedback,” Roig said. “We always strive to be a pleasure to do business with and we feel that an enhanced open dialogue between us will even further enhance our partnership as well as greatly impact our mutual businesses.”

“I am delighted that David Brandon of Savenio will be one of the 13 foundation members of the CPAC,” said Karen Christensen, Crystal’s senior vice president and managing director, Australia & New Zealand. “Crystal will benefit from David’s insights that have been garnered throughout his 35+ years’ tenure in the Australian travel industry.”

In addition to on-going dialogue, the CPAC will participate in quarterly meetings reviewing Crystal’s Strategic Plan, lending insight into the market shifts, and client feedback they receive. For the inaugural advisory council, which is a two-year term, Crystal has tapped: Oded Battat of Traveland; Leah Bergner of Coastline Travel; David Brandon of Savenio; Deborah Deming of Frosch Travel; Michelle Fee of Cruise Planners; Susan Gannon of Ensemble Travel; Jason Jenkins of Cruise Vacations Inc.; Edwina Lonsdale of Mundy Cruising; Eric Maryanov of All-Travel.com; Craig Pavlus of Pavlus Travel; Gary Pollard of Ambassador Tours; Mary Jean Tully of Tully Luxury Travel; and Ruth Turpin of Cruises Etc.

The CPAC’s first meeting will take place in Los Angeles in July.

Source = Crystal Cruises
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