Published on : Monday, August 2, 2021
Kelley Hogan has appointed as the Regional Sales Director for the Northwest Territories at Scenic Group USA. The travel sales veteran will be responsible for supporting the sales and trade marketing efforts of Scenic and Emerald Cruises’ travel partners in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Northern California.
Kelley comes with prominent experience like as Business Development Manager and national account manager at Travel Leaders as well as several years as Sales Manager and Partner Marketing Manager for Travelport. Kelley’s direct experience in the cruise industry includes stints at Royal Caribbean Cruises and Tauck World Discovery.
More recently she served as regional Sales Director at American Queen Steamboat, growing their key account revenue by nearly 50%, and then taking on the role of business development manager with AMAWaterways, focusing on groups, charters and FIT bookings. With a BA in Communications and an MBA from George Washington University with a concentration in Tourism, Kelley combines strong academic knowledge with real-life work experience and is seen as an integral player in Scenic Group’s growth plan for the USA market.
Scenic Group, which includes Emerald Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Evergreen Tours, has grown over its 35-year history to include award-winning, river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations covering all seven continents. Since 2008, Scenic has set the benchmark for truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia as well as luxury cruises on Russia’s Volga River on board Scenic Tsar and on Egypt’s Nile on board a private luxury charter.
In 2019, Scenic introduced Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, a 228-guest ultra-luxury ship, and plans to deliver a second yacht of the same category, Scenic Eclipse II, in 2023. Emerald Cruises has nine branded Star-Ships offering river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the chartered river ship along the Volga River in Russia (MS Nizhny Novgorod). In January 2022, Emerald Azzurra will be the first yacht to launch under the Emerald Cruises brand – a 100-guest superyacht that will sail the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Black and Red seas.