Silversea Appoints New UK Business Development Manager

Saunders appointment adds to Silversea’s UK team of luxury experts, joining Lucy Howe in her existing role as Business Development Manager and the expert field sales team in the UK

Silversea Cruises® is strengthening its commitment to the trade with the appointment of Megan Saunders as its Business Development Manager, who joined the team on the 5th of September 2022. Saunders appointment adds to Silversea’s UK team of luxury experts, joining Lucy Howe in her existing role as Business Development Manager and the expert field sales team in the UK. Enhancing Silversea’s services dedicated to growth and development, the team’s focus will be to identify new agents and provide onboarding support, tailored specifically to those who are new to Silversea and luxury cruising.

“We are pleased to welcome Megan Saunders as Business Development Manager. This appointment will reinforce our UK team and highlights our commitment to supporting our trade partners in accomplishing their objectives successfully”, says Peter Shanks, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Silversea Cruises. “Our travel partners are important key players here at Silversea, with their expertise remaining crucial for our guests. Megan’s experience in the cruise industry, combined with her knowledge of the luxury sector will contribute immensely to our growth objectives.”

Megan Saunders has several years of experience in the luxury cruise sector with prior roles including trade partnerships at CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), five years at The Cruise Portfolio and more recently as Business Development Manager for Windstar Cruises.

“I am delighted to join Silversea at an exciting time of development and growth: with four new ships and two more to come, I am thrilled to be joining at such an exciting time to attract even more discerning guests to Silversea’s luxury cruise offering,” adds Megan Saunders.

Silversea’s mission to support its trade partners with its team of luxury experts, enables the cruise line to offer a range of tools to aid new agents in garnering knowledge and reaching their business objectives and goals. Benefits that Silversea offers include exceptional training materials, access to recent news and information, various informative webinars from Silversea’s global executives and destination experts, as well as guidance on the wide variety of ultra-luxury holiday experiences. The overall scale of the UK sales team is vast and significantly growing, demonstrating Silversea’s ongoing commitment to the trade.

Based in Silversea’s UK office, Megan and Lucy invite new agents to register interest in Silversea’s new, dedicated training webinar, tailored to agents that are new to brand and interested in learning more about the industry’s leading luxury cruise line as well as exclusive benefits for travel partners to explore. For more details, agents can contact the team at welcomeuk@silversea.com or 0207 340 0700 (Extension 7254)

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