Cruises: arrival of a new world sales director at Celestyal

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Celestyal, the number one and award-winning choice for travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced the appointment of Lee Haslett as Global Chief Commercial Officer effective February 20, 2023.

Lee Haslett

Lee Haslett will succeed Leslie Peden, who has been with the company for more than 5 years …

…first as vice president for the North America region, then as director. With travel being his chosen field, Lee Haslett has gained extensive experience in the tour operator and airline industry.

He worked for Virgin Holidays

He joins Celestyal after having worked at Virgin Holidays since 2008, where he was in charge of the business development of stays abroad before occupying various positions within the company, including that of Head of Retail and Vice President of Product. and distribution.

For Virgin Atlantic

Most recently, as vice president of global sales for Virgin Atlantic, he led the sales transformation plan, focusing on key North American and European markets, and played a key role in the commercial leadership team. of the company. Lee Haslett will report to Chris Theophilides, CEO of Celestyal, and will be based in the UK, he will also split his time between the US, Greece and major European markets. “As we focus on Celestyal’s core proposition of delivering immersive, destination-rich travel experiences, we continue to grow our sales team to meet new challenges,” said Chris Theophilides.

Chris Theophilides

Chris Theophilides, the CEO, welcomes

“I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to Leslie for her significant contributions to the current and future success of Celestyal. He has been an integral part of the management of the company and we wish him all the best in his new projects. “I am delighted to announce Lee’s appointment and welcome him to Celestyal, he joins us at a pivotal and exciting time.

A team of 60 specialists

Indeed, we are stepping up our efforts to increase our presence in key markets. Continuing this momentum, Lee will oversee a world-class team of more than 60 travel professionals covering all of Celestyal’s business activities, including sales, strategic development, marketing, commercial public relations, customer relations and revenue management. We look forward to further announcements in the near future, continuing to strengthen our position as the leading provider of award-winning multi-destination vacation experiences in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, for which the company has quickly become known.” , added Chris Theophilides.

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