Carnival Cruise Line is making some big changes to its sales team. As part of the line's "Onboard with You" trade support program, launched last month, the cruise line is shifting two sales professionals to new roles and appointing sales directors to oversee two newly created territories.
Vicki Tomasino, a member of Carnival’s sales team for the past 30 years, has been appointed regional vice president of the western U.S. In this capacity, Tomasino will oversee business development, training and sales support for travel partners in this region, while continuing to lead the company’s trade and community relations team.
Kirk Neal, a travel industry professional with 28 years of experience both shipboard and ashore at Carnival, has been named regional vice president of the eastern U.S. and Caribbean. Neal will focus on business development and travel partner support in this region. The new roles for Tomasino and Neal will allow them to more closely focus on key geographies within Carnival’s domestic sales function, Carnival said.
Additionally, Carnival has named Ann Hall, a 14-year Carnival veteran, business development director for the Greater New York City area. Mimma Mallogi, who has been with the Carnival team for seven years, has been appointed business development director for the Pacific Northwest region. The line is recruiting for a new business development manager position for the Gulf Coast region, as well.
Carnival has also added two new business development manager positions within the company’s international sales division. Overseeing Spain, South America and Mexico is Carlos Yebra, a 24-year travel industry veteran based in Madrid, Spain. Responsible for the balance of Europe, as well as Israel and Japan, is Paul Nyens, a travel industry sales professional based in Antwerp, Belgium, with 26 years of travel industry experience.
All roles are effective immediately.