The Cruise Portfolio serves as general sales agent for Windstar in the UK.
Sales through agents and tour operators
Perrott will be responsible for building sales in the UK and Eire through travel agents and tour operators.
Her talent has been recognised by a number of awards including Carnival Corp. Shining Star, Seatrade Cruise News’ 20 under 40 shortlist, Cruise Trade News’ Rising Star highly commended and manager of the year and TTG Tomorrow’s Leaders Today 30 Under 30.
‘We are thrilled to have Anna on board, bringing her energy and passion for cruise and the travel industry to this completely new role,’ said Edwina Lonsdale, managing director of The Cruise Portfolio. ‘Her knowledge of the industry from an agent and tour operator perspective will bring fresh creativity and unique understanding as she works to build the business, effectively from scratch.’
27% capacity spike
‘This is an exciting new investment in the UK cruise market,’ Windstar President John Delaney added. ‘We are confident that Anna will transform our UK business as we introduce additional capacity of 27% with the stretching of three ships in our $250m Star Plus Initiative.
Windstar will maintain relationships with existing trade partners, supported now by the extra resource, while signing contracts with new partners who can either act as principal, or book through The Cruise Portfolio.