Recently voted ‘The World’s Leading Polar Expedition Operator’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2020, Australian-owned Aurora Expeditions welcomes cruise industry veteran Steve McLaughlin as its new director of sales in Asia-Pacific.
With a career spanning more than 30 years in the global travel and cruise industry – including leading brands such as Cunard, Ponant, Lindblad Expeditions, Orion and Oceania Cruises – he brings a wealth of experience, expertise and passion to the company ahead of its milestone 30 th anniversary in 2021.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to join the Aurora Expeditions team. Travel is my absolute passion, especially expedition cruising. I was attracted to Aurora Expeditions as a home-grown Australian business that has an exciting future with the upcoming delivery of its second purpose-built ship, the Sylvia Earle, and outstanding new voyages scheduled in 2022. I cannot wait to work closely with Aurora Expeditions’ loyal trade partners on our new expedition itineraries and remote destinations,” McLaughlin said.
CEO of Aurora Expeditions, Monique Ponfoort, said: “His impressive and extensive sales experience ensures he will bring a wide range of perspectives and know-how to our business. He is a true veteran of the trade, and I really look forward to working alongside him as the company continues to grow.”