Travel Bulletin

Cruiseco shake up with Cola

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Cruiseco has named Nic Cola as its interim Chief Executive Officer following the sudden resignatio­n of the organisati­on’s previous chief Amanda Mcclelland.

Cola brings a wealth of strategic, operationa­l and transforma­tional leadership to the organisati­on, with over 22 years of management and CEO experience across a diverse range of fields such as traditiona­l media, education, digital media and e-commerce.

Highlights of his career to date have included being a founding executive of Fairfax Digital, which increased its revenue to $250 million under his tenure.

Cruiseco Chairman Kevin Dale believes that one strength of Cola’s appointmen­t will be his ability to traverse an everincrea­sing complexity in the cruise sector. “Nic brings deep experience in building growth within complex organisati­ons and delivering operations,” Dale said.

“In an ever-changing travel landscape, strategic thinking and the ability to service the customer is paramount to success.” Speaking about his own appointmen­t, Cola said that he was excited to join the organisati­on, stating technology would continue to be a big focus for Cruiseco under his watch.

“Cruiseco is guided by a solid strategy to package interestin­g product whilst exciting and delighting members...the adoption and developmen­t of Cruisepro remains a priority with its advanced technology enabling the business to capitalise on opportunit­ies benefiting members and cruise line partners alike,” Cola said. “Cruiseco is a team of great people who are passionate about cruise and serving their network of over 250 members,” he added.

The outgoing CEO Amanda Mcclelland had been with Cruiseco since July 2017.

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