Cruise Holidays Taps MSC Exec As Dir. Product Development

Cruise Holidays, a retail cruise franchisor, on Wednesday announced the hiring of former MSC Cruises vice president of sales, Sylvain Martel, as its new director of product development and vendor strategy. Martel previously held positions with Windstar Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines. Martel will now be charged with negotiating and managing all aspects of Cruise Holidays' relationships with both cruise line and non-cruise line suppliers. He will also be responsible for products and programs sold by Cruise Holidays stores in North America.