Heritage Expeditions’ new sales manager Australia celebrates appointment with agent famil

Heritage Expeditions’ new sales manager Australia celebrates appointment with agent famil
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Heritage Expeditions’ new sales manager Australia Chris le Roux celebrated his appointment with the cruise company by hosting an 11-agent famil on board Heritage Expeditions’ flagship Heritage Adventurer.

    Based in Queensland, le Roux joins recently announced head of global sales Robert Halfpenny as the pioneering family-owned and operated small ship cruise company expands its reach into the Australian market.

    Heritage Expeditions director Aaron Russ said le Roux’s impressive industry credentials, extensive contacts, knowledge and track record of excellence spanning more than 20 years made him the natural choice for the key role in the company’s growth strategy.

    “Chris is a highly thought of key player in the travel industry and we are delighted to welcome him to the Heritage Expeditions family and look forward to working with him and Robert during this exciting growth phase,” Russ said.

    Halfpenny agreed saying Chris brought with him a rare pedigree of travel nous, industry respect and tenacity honed during an impressive career spanning Contiki, On The Go Tours, Globus Family of Brands, Bench Africa, and Evolution Travel Collective.

    “I’m excited to collaborate with Chris and look forward to achieving great things together,” Robert said.

    Chris, who is currently hosting the first of three groups of ANZ trade partner famils on Heritage Expeditions The Best of New Zealand voyage over the next three weeks, said he was thrilled to join Heritage Expeditions.

    “I’ve long admired Heritage Expeditions and their authentic, small ship expedition cruises, the wild and remote places they visit, and the unparalleled adventures their guests enjoy,” he said.

    “The opportunity to join their team and work alongside Robert to grow sales with our Australian trade partners really is a career-defining move, and I’m excited to be part of Heritage Expeditions ongoing success.”

    Featured Image: Image, front row, from left: Gang Du (Meichen Travel NZ), Alison Sharp (TravelManagers NZ), Lauren Jenkins (MTA), Monica Stevens (Peregrine Travel), Torri Jarvis (Flight Centre AU).
    Back row, from left: Philip van Dueren (Top Ten Treks), Lisa Dodds (iTravel), Chris le Roux (Heritage Expeditions), Leanne Johnston (TravelManagers AU), Karen Ridge (Mildura Travel and Cruise), Allan Hopper (Hopperound Cruise & Travel), Maria Whitehead (Harbour City Travel NZ). Photography Cathy Finch, Heritage Expeditions

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