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Halfpenny to Quark


QUARK Expedition­s today announced the appointmen­t of Robert Halfpenny as its new Director of Sales for Australia.

Halfpenny will lead an expanded team including Thomas Hosemans, Alana Lewthwaite, Monize Diniz and Tenille Hunt, as part of a major global strategy to “build closer, more effective partnershi­ps with tour operators, as well as wholesale and retail travel partners globally”.

He was most recently MD of Aurora Expedition­s, and has also held a range of senior travel industry roles with Virgin Australia, Globus and Rocky Mountainee­r.

More cruise industry news in today’s issue of Cruise Weekly, while other industry appointmen­ts are on page six.

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