Canadian tourist train Rocky Mountaineer is to restructure its sales team under a new international managing director role.

Steve Maksymyk, former vice president of global partnerships and ventures at InterContinental Hotels Group, will take on the position.

The company’s sales teams in Australia, the UK and China will be in his remit. Steve Harris will continue in his role as regional sales director – EMEA and report into Steve.

Maksymyk, who will be based out of the company’s head office in Vancouver, previously spent more than six years in Shanghai, China, as a management consultant with a focus on distribution channels and digital capabilities.

“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Rocky Mountaineer team,” said Karen Hardie, vice-president of Global Sales. “Steve has extensive experience within the global travel landscape, and he brings a wealth of industry insight to the role. We have strong regional sales leaders in each market and we look forward to Steve collaborating with these leaders to leverage their combined expertise in working with our in-market trade partners.”

Maksymyk added: “I am delighted to work with Rocky Mountaineer’s incredible sales team members and our many trade partners. I aim to utilize my partnership and distribution experience to drive Rocky Mountaineer to new heights in 2020, and beyond, as we celebrate the significant milestone of 30 years in business.”