CIG London started working with Rocky Mountaineer 3 years ago following an introduction from a recruiter in Vancouver.
Our first appointment, Leslie Peden (referred to in the release) proved to be an outstanding success. so much so that he was persuaded to move to Florida to take on their biggest market opportunity – United States.
We were asked to repeat the assignment and Justin Mills lead the search this time resulting in the appointment of Patrick Ryan
Please Find the Press Release Below;
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF SALES – EMEA & INDIA
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (January 8, 2014) – Rocky Mountaineer, known globally for providing luxury rail experiences through Western Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Ryan as Director of Sales – EMEA & India. Leslie Peden, who was previously Rocky Mountaineer’s Director of Sales, EMEA, has relocated to establish an office in Orlando, Florida as the new Director of Sales, USA.
Based in Surrey, England, Ryan will be responsible for all aspects of sales in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India including strategic management, contract negotiations, and business development plans for key tour operators, wholesalers, and travel agents. He will also oversee the operations of the EMEA sales division.
“With the primary sales focus of this role being on the UK, one of our top performing markets, we are delighted to have someone of Patrick Ryan’s calibre and experience lead our already established European based sales team,” says Bob Nicholas, Vice President, Global Sales of Rocky Mountaineer. “Our 2014 travel season is just around the corner and early advance sales point to another outstanding year. We are excited to have Patrick continue to build on the strong trade relationships we have in the EMEA marketplace and work with our partners to drive profitable growth.”
With more than 10 years experience in running multi-million pan European travel organizations, Ryan comes to Rocky Mountaineer with exceptional sales, marketing and business development skills underpinned by a sharp commercial acumen and an impressive reputation for delivering sales growth. Prior to joining Rocky Mountaineer, Ryan managed his own travel consulting business with clients in the cruise, ferry, sport and destination management sectors. He has also held the position of Managing Director of Island Cruises and Managing Director-Sales & Marketing EMEA for Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises.
For more information about Rocky Mountaineer, please call 00-800-0606-7372 or visit agent. rockymountaineer.com
About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 vacation packages and five unique rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia and Alberta. This world-renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is considered by many as the only way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies. Since its inception in 1990, the company has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and has welcomed more than one and a half million guests from around the world. Rocky Mountaineer has received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence. In 2012, the company was honoured with its seventh World Travel Award as, “World’s Leading Travel Experience By Train” and has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the “World’s Greatest Trips.”
In 2014, Rocky Mountaineer launches a full program of 24 departures on its new Coastal Passage route, connecting Seattle WA and the Canadian Rockies. It is the company’s first rail journey to/from the United States.
Kate Selley Public Relations
Phone: 01306 713 221 / 07903 682296