Two new members join Carnival Cruise Line’s Executive Partner Advisory Board

Two new members join Carnival Cruise Line’s Executive Partner Advisory Board

MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has welcomed two new consortia partners to its 2018 Executive Partner Advisory Board: Ensemble Travel Group and Signature Travel Network.

Now comprised of 16 travel executives, the board provides feedback and shares input on various trade initiatives with the line’s senior sales leadership team. It meets annually and provides ongoing feedback throughout the year as needed on decisions impacting trade programs and strategies.

Among the 16 members is Vancouver-based Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters. Remaining members, all of whom were selected by Carnival’s sales leadership team, include:

  • David Crooks, Sr. Vice President, Product & Operations , World Travel Holdings
  • Michelle Fee, CEO, Cruise Planners
  • Jackie Friedman, President, Nexion
  • Anthony Hamawy, President, Cruise.com
  • Emerson Kirksey Hankamer, President & CEO, Vacations To Go
  • Sarah Henshall, Sr. Vice President, Travel & Branch Operations, AAA Carolinas
  • Ashley Hunter, Vice President of Sales Development, Avoya
  • Kathryn Mazza-Burney, Executive Vice President, Sales, TRAVELSAVERS
  • Koreen McNutt, Sr. Director Global Cruise, Expedia Group
  • Libbie Rice, Co-President, Ensemble Travel Group
  • John Rowley, Co-Founder & CEO, International Cruise & Excursions Inc. (ICE)
  • Marcia Rowley, Co-Founder & COO, International Cruise & Excursions Inc. (ICE)
  • Alex Sharpe, President, Signature Travel Network
  • Don Walker, Co-Owner, WMPH Vacations
  • Rick Zimmerman, President, KHM Travel

“We rely on the valuable feedback of these accomplished travel industry leaders and look forward to their ongoing and impactful advice throughout the year,” said Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez. “This group represents a rich diversity of agency model types, which helps us implement strategies that more broadly benefit all agents selling Carnival.”