Explora Journeys recruits Priti Mehta as UK & Ireland head of sales

Priti Mehta has been hired as the head of sales for the UK and Ireland by Explora Journeys.

After six years with the luxury line, Mehta will be based in London when he takes up the role on December 13.

She has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the luxury travel industry, having held positions with Silversea and Norwegian Cruise Line.

Michael Ungerer, chief executive of Explora Journeys, said that they have assembled a fantastic, diverse team of enthusiastic, passionate and highly experienced professionals to strengthen their commitment to the travel advisor community.

Explora Journeys has quickly been accepted into several preferred partnership programmes which demonstrates the confidence and trust the travel industry places in Explora Journeys and its team.

The new commercial appointments within the global team led by Chris Austin are positive steps forward as we continue to build a truly defining and highly desired, luxury lifestyle brand.

Helen Beck is the head of global sales excellence and will be based in Switzerland.

Beck spent five years as vice president international sales and marketing at Crystal Cruises, and 16 years with Royal Caribbean Group as regional director, international representatives.

Three new heads of sales have been appointed.

Saul Fonseca is from the USA east, and has experience with Silversea Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as well as the USA west and Canada, where he has 30 years of cruise line experience.

Leyre Torres Campo joined Explora Journeys as business relationships lead for southern Europe, working across Spain, France, and Italy to help create brand awareness and identify and develop key partnerships. Campo joined Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Austin, chief sales officer at Explora Journeys, said that he was looking forward to working with such a talented and highly respected commercial team who would relish our commitment to the travel advisor community.

The new team members have a solid foundation of trust, credibility and experience within the luxury cruise and hospitality industry.