Ritz-Carlton beefs up sales teams

2021-11-26T15:30:06+00:00 November 26th, 2021|Appointments|

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has appointed two senior sales people.

Kristian Anderson (pictured) is the new Vice President of global sales and Karen Shiers is Senior Director of meetings, incentives, charters & events (MICE) sales.

Anderson has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He will be responsible for managing all facets of the company’s sales operations, including the development of strategic partnerships with travel agents and overseeing both the FIT Trade and MICE sales teams, as well as the Reservations Contact Centres.

Anderson previously held senior roles at Qatar Airways and Silversea and, most recently, was Executive Vice President of global sales at Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

As senior director of MICE sales, Shiers reports to Anderson, and is responsible for leading the sales strategy and management of all MICE initiatives for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

She has enjoyed a decade in the hospitality industry and joins the team from Merlin Entertainments, where she held senior roles in sales, marketing and revenue management.