PIRAEUS — Josh Hepp, a former National Sales Manager at Contiki Holidays, has been announced as Celestyal Cruises’ new Business Development Manager, Western USA and Western Canada.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Hepp is now responsible for growing Celestyal’s footprint in the West through existing and new trade channels. He reports directly to Gordon Dirker, Vice President, Business Development, Celestyal Cruises, Inc.
Prior to his new role, Hepp spent five years at Contiki Holidays where he first started as a Regional Sales Manager in 2013. As National Sales Manager, he managed seven regional sales executives across the U.S. and Mexico, and created and maintained strategic partnerships to build brand recognition and increase sales. While at Contiki, he was awarded the U.S. Salesperson Excellence Award in 2016 and 2017, and was a runner-up for the Chairman’s Global Innovation Award in 2017.
“The Western USA and Western Canada markets are crucial to our success in North America, and I’m excited to have Josh Hepp spearheading our efforts,” said Leslie Peden, President, Celestyal Cruises, Inc. “His energy and enthusiasm are without par, as is his experience with Millennial travelers, and we expect him to leverage his industry relationships throughout the region to help us convey the Celestyal Cruises’ ‘Premium Experience at Great Value’ story to travel professionals across Western North America.”