Luxury cruise line Ponant has expanded its local team with the appointment of Julie Golding as business development manager for NSW and the ACT.
Golding joins Ponant following stints in senior positions at Rocky Mountaineer, Globus Family of Brands, APT and, for the past four years, Silversea Cruises.
Deb Corbett, general manager of sales and marketing for the Asia-Pacific region at Ponant, said: “This new senior position examples the importance Ponant places in consolidating current and growing future business relationships with the travel trade.
“We’re delighted to warmly welcome Julie in our team. Her existing in-depth understanding of the growing luxury expedition cruise market brings an additional perspective to our key business account relationships, as well as assists in creating new business opportunities for Ponant in our commitment to continue to grow strong trade partnerships.
“Already well-known and respected within the travel industry, Julie is well versed in business planning, performance reporting and account management, and her national account experience with commercial agreement and consortia management liaison will greatly benefit both our retail and wholesale partnerships in an environment of great opportunities for small-ship expedition products.”