Jarrod Zurvas has been named by Variety Cruises in the newly-created role of global sales director.
He joins the Greek ship line from polar specialist Quark Expeditions where he was most recently Asia Pacific sales director.
Zurvas previously worked for Scenic Cruises and Tours and Carnival Corporation.
He will report to Variety’s chief commercial officer Malvina Vonta.
Zurvas said: “Variety is a family-built company and prides itself on small ships, experiential travel visiting destinations often off the tourist radar which is one of the many reasons why I was attracted to the company and role.
“As the travel industry makes its way out of the unprecedented events of the last 18 months, it’s these attributes that the discerning traveller will be looking for from their holiday hence the move, the challenge and responsibility of overseeing a global portfolio, opening new markets and growing the brand was also very appealing.”
He added: “Travel is instinctual, one’s desire to move, to discover, to be immersed by the unknown is engrained in our DNA; travel will return to the same levels if not higher eventually, how one buys travel may differ, the popularity of certain destinations, as they always do, will fluctuate, and the way one reaches the destination may change, but the desire to ‘see’ will remain the same, so to that I say travel is in very good hands.”