13-02-2012

New appointment to boost cruise division

New appointment to boost cruise division

A travel agency is set to develop its cruise division on the back of a new appointment.

Les Whiting has joined the team at Barrhead Travel as project manager for the cruise lines department, taking the revered travel jobs position after coming in from John Semple Travel.

Barrhead has operated a cruise division for 10 years, and the firm is keeping its hand close to its chest for a few months as Mr Whiting takes charge of a new team.

Chief executive Sharon Munro hailed Mr Whiting, who has had a 25-year career including experience with airlines and independent cruise travel.

She said: "This appointment will further strengthen Barrhead Travel's cruise presence, thanks to Les's knowledge and his wealth of experience in this area. Enhancing our cruise offering is part of our expansion strategy for the foreseeable future."

Whiting said: "My new role promises to be both varied and challenging, and I am looking forward to it with relish. Barrhead Travel's reputation for innovation in the cruise sector is well-known and I will be working on some projects that will further enhance that."



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