‘Variety is a family built company and prides itself on small ships, experiential travel visiting destinations often off the tourist radar, which is one of the many reasons why I was attracted to the company and role,’ explained Zurvas.
‘As the travel industry makes its way out of the unprecedented events of the last 18 months, it’s these attributes that the discerning traveler will be looking for from their holiday, hence the move, the challenge and responsibility of overseeing a global portfolio, opening new markets.’
On the subject of what the future travel landscape will look like, the new director predicts, ‘...travel will return to the same levels, if not higher eventually.
‘How one buys travel may differ – the popularity of certain destinations, as they always do, will fluctuate and the way one reaches the destination may change – but the desire to “see” will remain the same, so to that I say travel is in very good hands.’
Zurvas added that the concept of ‘growing the brand was also very appealing.’
He will report to longtime serving CCO Malvina Vonta.