For Overall Upping the River Game
Earlier this year, Pam Hoffee took the helm of Avalon Waterways as managing director and as COO for the Globus family of brands. Hoffee first joined Globus in 2003 and was named vice president of product and operations for the group’s brands in 2005. During the past year, she’s put her imprint on Avalon Waterways, guiding the river line’s worldwide operations.
Avalon Waterways has innovated in the marketplace with its Panorama Suites that feature a signature interior open-air balcony; the glass drops down or rises at the push of a button.
Hoffee just introduced the newest use of that concept on the 36-passenger Avalon Saigon, now sailing the Mekong River. She also has unveiled new FlexDining for 2019 voyages — with open dining times, more tables for two, Sky Deck bar service, nightly fare at the bar upon request and complimentary picnic lunches to take ashore.
With sizable operations and shoreside experience at Globus and previously with World Explorer, Hoffee is well suited to her new role. Most importantly, she’s committed to meeting and talking with more travel agents, a good sign moving forward.