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Hurtigruten appoints three to Americas sales team

Jacqueline Day, Cheryl Gatto and German Jones
From left, Jacqueline Day, Cheryl Gatto and German Jones
Hurtigruten hired Jacqueline Day as director of host agencies & strategic accounts to lead Hurtigruten's Seattle regional headquarters from California.

Hurtigruten also welcomed Cheryl Gatto, sales director, Midwest, and German Jones, sales director, South America and Florida.

Day is a seasoned cruise and sales expert with more than 15 years of experience at travel organizations, agencies and accounts across the Pacific Northwest. She will drive revenue growth through host agencies, identify client opportunities and lead and manage the host agencies and other strategic accounts.

'Jacqueline’s high-energy approach not only translates to long-lasting relationships with travel partners, it has also led her to an incredible track record of exceeding sales goals throughout her career,' Hurtigruten Americas President John Downey said.

Cheryl Gatto

Gatto is a sales professional and travel specialist with more than 30 years of experience directing sales in the Midwest. She previously spent three years with Trafalgar Tours and, more recently, nine years with Sceptre Vacations.

German Jones

Jones comes to Hurtigruten with over 15 years of travel and sales experience from Carnival Cruise Line, Corporate Traveler USA and Insight Vacations/Luxury Gold.

Day, Gatto and Jones join Hurtigruten’s Seattle-based sales team that is led by VP Sales Christine Stevens and includes Eric Bacon, sales director, Southwest; Kristin Erz, sales director, Canada; Rolf Logan, sales director, South; Bonney Melton, inside sales, Eastern Region; Kelli Ann Mills, sales director, Northeast; Rene Spatz, inside sales, Western Region; and Mimma Waters, sales director, Northwest.

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