A&K Travel Group Ltd., which owns Abercrombie & Kent, Crystal Cruises and Cox & Kings, is hiring more staff, according to a press release.
Christina Levis, CEO of A&K Travel Group, said: We are also restructuring and promoting within the Abercrombie & Kent organization to accommodate the dramatic post-pandemic growth in the luxury travel market. “
Fabio Agostini recently joined A&K Travel Group as Chief Information Officer. His mission is to design and implement innovative information management systems that connect customers and suppliers. Previously, he worked in business intelligence and customer relationship management before holding a similar role at Silversea for many years.
As previously announced, the team restructuring Crystal Cruises will be led by President Jack, who has more than 30 years of experience in the cruise and tour industry, having held leadership roles at Seabourn, Carnival, Holland America and Windstar. Anderson.
Kim R. Berman has been appointed Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer for A&K Travel Group. After serving as Group Counsel for Silversea for approximately 14 years, she spent her final four years as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of People and Culture for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. She oversees all aspects of the legal and human resources departments.
As Group Chief Financial Officer of A&K Travel Group, Andrew Burrett creates and leads all financial functions for Crystal Cruises. Prior to joining A&K last year, he held the role of Global CFO for the past 15 years, most recently at Newell Brands where he was in his Rubbermaid division, and before that in North and South America where he worked in his Cable & Wireless Communications and his Electrolux businesses. was
Fernando Delgado Vintimilla takes on the newly created role of Chief Product Officer, responsible for conceptualizing what the guest experience should be at A&K-owned camps, lodges and riverboats. His hospitality background includes experience as a hotelier managing “the best luxury hotel in South America” and as Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for the Silversea Expeditionary Fleet.
Camille Drevillon was promoted to Chief of Staff at A&K Travel Group, responsible for strategic direction across A&K’s divisions and products. She previously led commercial strategy and itinerary planning for Hurtigruten, and was Head of Corporate Her Treasurer and Corporate Finance for Silversea Cruises. Before she entered the travel industry in 2011, she worked in investment banking in the US and UK.
Martin Froggatt has been appointed Chief Destination Officer and will continue to lead A&K’s Destination Management Company and Sanctuary Retreat camps, lodges and riverboats. Previously, under his leadership, Quark Expeditions and his Travelopia expeditions portfolio, including TCS World Travel, became market leaders with an unwavering focus on providing the best customer experience.
Kerry Golds has been promoted to Chief Tour Operations Officer for A&K Travel Group, responsible for all aspects of tour operations across the company’s US, UK and Australian Source markets. She joined A&K in 2013 as Managing Director, UK and led the acquisition and integration of Cox & Kings into her A&K family. Kelly’s career spans her 37 years in the travel and tour business, with a particular focus on the luxury segment.
“Travel professionals will be particularly interested in Fernando Barosso de Oliveira joining the A&K Travel Group as Chairman and Brand Ambassador,” said Co-Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre D’Ovidio. “He has worked at sea since 1975, most recently as Senior Cruise Director and Chairman Ambassador of the Venetian Society, Silversea’s loyalty program. It will help Abercrombie & Kent and Cox & Kings increase brand awareness, strengthen their presence in current source markets and destinations, and explore new opportunities.”