Riviera River Cruises has hired Nicola Iannone as the Vice President of Sales amid the company’s expansion to the U.S. market and its launch of several new ships. The travel industry veteran will oversee a team of regional sales directors to help expand awareness of the brand and develop relationships with travel retailers, consortia, and tour operators.
The river cruise line opened a new office and call center in Fairfield earlier this year, and coming into its 10th year of European river cruising, has launched four new cruise ships, with another cruise ship launching in spring 2018.
Iannone has more than 25 years of front-line and management experience in the retail, tour operator, airline, and cruise line industries, most recently serving as the executive vice president of sales USA-Canada for CroisiEurope. He has worked in sales, marketing, communications, training, development, and business strategy.
Riviera River Cruises is the fifth cruise line Iannone has worked for. In addition to CroisiEurope, he previously held director position at MSC Cruises, Uniworld, Boutique River Cruise Collection, and Costa Cruises. He began his career as a travel agent at National Leisure Group (now World Travel Holdings) in Boston.
Riviera River Cruises is a leading river cruise operator in the United Kingdom with voyages along the Danube, Douro, Main, Moselle, Rhine, and Rhone Rivers to destinations like Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. This year, the company was named Which? Travel Brand of the Year as it expanded to the U.S. market.
For more information, visit www.rivierarivercruises.com.