Hurtigruten has welcomed a familiar face in Canada’s travel industry, appointing Kristin Erz as business development consultant for Canada in the Americas region.
Bringing 13 years of travel industry experience to the role, Erz will be based in Toronto and will work to build the expedition line’s Canadian business. She began her career in the cruise industry as assistant cruise director for Princess Cruises, most recently serving as business development manager for TravelBrands. Erz is an avid explorer with a passion for adventure, having traveled to 65 countries on six continents.
“I’m excited to join a brand with such a deep history of expedition cruising, and to initiate new channels for growth in my home country,” added Erz. “I’m confident that providing Canadian agents with the necessary training and resources will bring Hurtigruten to the forefront of their conversations with clients, and I look forward to growing agency preference for Hurtigruten.”
“Kristin Erz has established a track record of successful business growth. She will serve on our Americas team and be dedicated to increasing our presence in the Canadian market. As we partner with and support travel agents in Canada, Kristin’s strong relationships and expertise will assist us in positioning Hurtigruten as the largest and greenest expedition cruise line,” says Hurtigruten Americas President William Harber.