Breaking News - Rebecca Kelly Promoted to Head of Sales in Ireland
3rd May 2018 - 9:00am
Following MSC’s most successful trading year ever in Ireland in 2017 and on the back of winning 3 prestigious awards at the annual ITAA awards for Best Mainstream Cruise Line, Best Trade Support Team & Best Account Manager (Rebecca Kelly), MSC are delighted to announce they have promoted Rebecca Kelly with immediate effect. Previously Rebecca was National Account Manager of Ireland she will now take on the role of Head of Sales for the Republic of Ireland, in addition the cruise line has announced the appointment of Alana Byrne to the newly created position of a second RSM to expand the existing team to three.
Rebecca who has worked for MSC in Ireland for 10 years and has been instrumental in building the brand into Ireland’s market leading cruise line. She will now take strategic leadership for the brand in Ireland and further building on the success that MSC has enjoyed, whilst still reporting to Steve Williams (Director of Sales for UK & Ireland), Rebecca will now take on additional responsibilities in the newly created position. Rebecca commented, “After such an incredible year for MSC I am thrilled to be recognised in this new role, the trades support has been spectacular, we have an even more exciting year ahead and I cannot wait to grow the team, continue supporting our partners and look to further grow our distribution in Ireland”.
In addition Alana Byrne joins the MSC Ireland team from Newbridge Travel. Alana brings a wealth of travel and cruise experience with her having worked previously in roles at Gohop.ie, Joe Walsh Tours and Ebookers as well as previous field based sales roles. Steve Williams commented, “We are thrilled for Alana to be joining our expanding team, she brings such an incredible energy and enthusiasm I know she will be an instant hit with our trade partners across Ireland”. Alana joins the team on Saturday 5th May on-board MSC Meraviglia when the ship calls into Dublin and Cobh this weekend.
Antonio Paradiso (MD MSC Cruises UK & Ireland) commented, “Having known Rebecca for many years we are delighted and extremely proud to promote her to Head of Sales in Ireland. She’s always been a great ambassador for our brand and has gone from strength to strength in her journey with MSC Cruises, her passion and commitment to MSC is exceptional. It’s highly gratifying when someone from within your team achieves such success and with Rebecca it’s thoroughly deserved. I’m also pleased to welcome to our family Alana Byrne, our new RSM in the Republic of Ireland who I am sure will continue to build on the great relationships we enjoy with the Irish trade’.
Just this week the biggest ship ever to call into the port of Dublin and Cobh, MSC Meraviglia will make her maiden call into both ports this Saturday and Sunday and will host over 250 agents and guests on-board across the two days at sea.
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