With Tauck's recent announcement to double its small ship maritime cruising capacity over the next year, the company has appointed a new Small Ship Cruising Specialist. The 19-year company veteran, Scott Peters, is stepping up to help Tauck's travel agency partners capitalize on their growth plans, Tauck said.
In his new role, Peters will be charged with training and educating Tauck's key travel agents on the company's portfolio of small ship ocean cruises. Among other new and expanded initiatives, Peters will lead in-agency training programs, create and host educational webinars, and represent Tauck at various consumer and industry events.
"Our small ship cruise portfolio is the first segment of our business to sell out every year, so the fact that we're doubling our small ship capacity is a great opportunity for our travel agent partners to significantly boost their Tauck sales," said Tauck's vice president of global sales, Steve Spivak.
For most of his 19-year career with Tauck, Peters served as a Tauck director on the company's small ship maritime cruises, as well as its European river cruises. More recently, he has worked as a national account manager, representing Tauck to travel agents and agencies in the northwestern U.S. A resident of Palm Harbor, Florida, Peters holds MFA and BA degrees in Fine Art and Art History from Humboldt State University and San Jose State University, respectively.
2018 marks Tauck's 25th anniversary for Small Ship Cruising. The season will introduce new tours, including a People-to-People cultural cruise to Cuba aboard Le Pontant and a new 16-day Galapagos itinerary aboard the Silver Galapagos. Additionally, Ponant will debut it's newest ship, Le Laerouse.