AE Expeditions hires Andrew Turner as sales director for EMEA

AE Expeditions has appointed Andrew Turner as sales director for the EMEA region, which will involve growing the brand presence in the UK.

Turner, who has more than 15 years’ experience within the travel industry, including seven with Intrepid Group, will start his role on April 8.

He said: “Expedition continues to be the fastest-growing sector in the cruise industry, and I’m delighted to be joining one of the leaders in this space to build on their great work and facilitate even further growth.”

While supporting the Australian-owned company’s expansion in the EMEA region, Turner will lead the UK-based sales team including senior business development managers Katie Harber and Andy Tait and sales support executive Karen Hollands.

David Tanguay, head of global sales for AE Expeditions, said: “Andrew has delivered exceptional results and fostered strong trade partnerships throughout his career, and I am confident he will play a pivotal role in achieving our growth targets in this hugely important market.

“Andrew’s core values and vision are a perfect fit for AE Expeditions, and we look forward to officially welcoming him to the team.”

Turner said he had recently returned from a trip to Antarctica with AE Expeditions, which he called “an incredible introduction to the brand”.

He added: “I witnessed first-hand not only the life-changing experiences that they create for passengers, but the genuine passion and care their team has for the incredible and remote parts of the world they travel to.”

AE Expeditions is part of Aurora Expeditions.

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