Former Brendan Vacations President Joins AMAWATERWAYS

AMAWATERWAYS has tapped Gary Murphy as the river cruise line’s new vice president of national accounts. He will be based in the company’s Chatsworth, CA headquarters and report to AMAWATERWAYS’ Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Kristin Karst. “AMAWATERWAYS has experienced a fantastic 2009, and bookings for 2010 are coming in at an extremely strong level,” Karst said. “Gary is joining our team at a key moment in our company’s growth. His industry experience and long-established ties with the travel agent community will be a valuable asset in helping us meet the increased demand for our great river cruise products.”

Murphy’s experience in the travel industry spans more than 25 years, during which time he served in various roles at tour operator Brendan Worldwide Vacations, where he served as vice president, marketing and sales and also served as president of the tour operator from 2001 to October, 2009. His prior industry positions include vice president marketing and sales, Miami Air International. 

For more on Gary Murphy, check out this profile we did on him back in February 2008: Gary Murphy.