LOS ANGELES, CA – Uniworld Boutique River Cruises is pleased to announce the appointment of Person Garcia to Vice President of Sales. Garcia will lead Uniworld’s sales operations as an integral member of the company’s executive management. He brings to Uniworld extensive experience in business development, group sales, national account development, sales, marketing, and product innovation.
Prior to joining Uniworld, Garcia has spent more than 20 years in travel, including sales positions at Norwegian Cruise Line, Premier Cruise Lines, and most recently Crystal Cruises. At Crystal, Garcia had a multitude of responsibilities. On a national level, he was responsible for Groups, and Charters and Incentives. On a regional level, he was the Director of Sales for the Western Region, managing ten District Sales Managers in the US and Canada and overseeing a nine person inside sales team.
“Having worked for Crystal, Person is extremely well qualified to represent a luxury brand and brings a very high level of enthusiasm and customer centricity that will serve both Uniworld and our sales team very well,” said Guy Young, President and CEO of Uniworld. “I believe that he will be an outstanding fit for Uniworld.”
In his new role, Garcia will be working closely with Nancy Logan, the newly appointed Vice President of National Accounts and Jennifer McLeod, the Director of Sales. Nancy and Jennifer will both report directly to Person. “We now have in place an extremely strong executive sales team that will ensure that Uniworld remains extremely valuable and relevant to our travel agent partners,” says Young.
Garcia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is well respected within the cruise industry, being named “Top Young Cruise Line Executive--Fast Track to Success.”
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world’s only authentic boutique cruise line™, is recognized among the “World’s Best River Cruises” by Travel + Leisure. Uniworld was voted the“#1 River Cruise Line in the World” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List and their Platinum Circle for having made the list consistently for the past five years, and won “Best River Ships” in their Readers’ Poll, which ranked River Queen and River Beatrice #1 and #3 of all cruise ships in the world, respectively, along with eight other highly ranked ships in the top 40 river ships category. Uniworld’s cabins and dining are also ranked among the top three in the world by Zagat Survey®, with Uniworld being the only river cruise line named in the Zagat Survey® amongst the best of the best in the cruise industry. Uniworld features luxurious boutique ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, included shore excursions fully hosted by local experts, world-class gourmet cuisine, and award-winning, personalized hospitality. Uniworld offers over 500 departures sailing on over 13 rivers in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia. For more details, please visit uniworld.com or connect with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises at facebook.com/uniworldrivercruises or twitter.com/UniworldCruises.
Uniworld is a member of CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association