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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines appoints new head of sales

Neil Herbert heading up sales at Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines announced the appointment of Neil Herbert as its new head of sales, to replace Lol Nichols, who retires at the end of January 2016, after 23 years’ service with the company.

Herbert commences his new role on January 11, 2016, and will be responsible for managing Fred. Olsen’s UK sales teams, as well as developing and growing UK travel trade relations.

He reports to Nathan Philpot, sales and marketing director who commented on the appointment: 'Neil brings with him many years of sales experience within the UK travel trade, and is well-respected within the industry. His enthusiasm, knowledge and sales expertise will be a huge asset to Fred. Olsen.'

Herbert worked with British Airways, Cosmos and Keycamp, before spending over six years at Holiday Extras, latterly as sales director. He then run the UK operations of Holiday Taxis, before joining the retail world until the end of 2014.

Herbert  joins Fred. Olsen after working on various consulting projects in 2015, most recently with online travel training specialist, Equator Learning. He has been a Board Member of the Institute of Travel and Tourism and is currently an Ambassador for global water aid charity, Just a Drop.

Speaking of his new appointment, Herbert said: 'My key objective is to build even stronger relationships with existing partners and to help to deliver new partnership opportunities to support the Fred. Olsen brand and products.'