MSC Cruises has announced that Marianne Sequeira has joined the company as the new national accounts manager.
In her new position, Sequeira will be responsible for maintaining the company’s existing relationships with the industry’s largest travel consortia, franchise and host agency partners, as well as developing relationships with new partners. Sequeira will also oversee this year’s new programs designed to engage consortia members, home based agents and hosted agencies that will highlight the cruise line’s introduction of seven new ultramodern ships, as well as the development of a private island experience; Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
Sequeira has more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, beginning her career at Eastern Airlines, later advancing into the role of functional analyst with Amadeus, living abroad in both Germany and France. She joined the cruise industry in 1995, holding positions as an international sales manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Royal Caribbean. For the last three years, she was employed at The Hertz Corporation as a travel territory manager who assisted in the growth and development of Hertz’s car rental footprint.
Sequeira possesses several certifications including Tourism & Travel Services Marketing Operations, Leadership Development and Customer Centric Selling.