Industry keen on cruising as Hurtigruten puts on a show

In-person events lure travel advisors in Melbourne and Sydney

Around 100 travel advisors in Melbourne and Sydney were out in force last week to learn about Hurtigruten’s latest products and incentives.

The Australian industry roadshow was the first in 12 months for the expedition cruise specialist.

“We have seen a lot of interest in our Norway Coastal cruises and Antarctica following these events,” said Damian Perry, Managing Director of Hurtigruten Asia Pacific.

“More agents have signed up to our new B2B Agent Portal after learning about the booking capabilities, resources and assets available on this platform. There was also interest in Hurtigruten’s new digital magazine, along with our new expedition itineraries and ships,” Perry said.

1. Maria Vasili, Bay Travel & Cruise; Julie-Anne Silvey, Chelsea Cruise & Travel; Carol Evans, Bay Travel & Cruise (all Travellers Choice members); and Alexandra Morton, Key Account Manager, Hurtigruten / 2 and 3. Doltone House, Sydney

Feedback from the event included comments from Aaron Collins, National Manager, Loyalty and Leisure Product at CTM.

“It was great to catch up with the team at Hurtigruten to get the latest on 2022 and 2023. If you are considering cruising, there are some great offers in market right now,” Collins said.

Viktoryia Shliazhko, Sales & Marketing Executive for Creative Cruising, said, “The night was filled with informative updates on Hurtigruten history, core sustainability messages, improved COVID-safe policies, advantages of battery-hybrid powered expedition vessels and even an interview with Polar pioneer and godmother of MS Roald Amundsen, Karin Strand!”

Lead image: Hurtigruten’s Alexandra Morton, Key Account Manager; Darren Wakefield Inside Sales & Operations Manager – Asia Pacific; and Andrew Eddy, Key Account Manager.

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