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GreeceBusinessCELESTYAL EXPANDS GLOBAL COMMERCIAL TEAM WITH TWO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

CELESTYAL EXPANDS GLOBAL COMMERCIAL TEAM WITH TWO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

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– Tobias Klitsch Named VP of Global Market Development, Beth Hulett Named Global Market Development Manager –

ATHENS, GREECE (May 02, 2023) – Celestyal, the award-winning, number one choice for travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, is continuing to invest in growing key markets with the appointment of two senior members to its commercial team. Tobias Klitsch joins as vice president of global market development, while Beth Hulett has been named global market development manager.

Klitsch has a wealth of experience and has held senior positions within the travel industry for 15 years. He joins Celestyal from PA Consulting, where as a director, he worked with organizations across the aviation and travel verticals to deliver structural change, with a view towards driving long-term growth and commercial success. Prior to that, Klitsch worked at Virgin Atlantic as director of sales strategy and development, designing and executing the airline’s global sales and account management strategy. Before joining Virgin Atlantic, he held senior leadership revenue management and sales roles at British Airways where he oversaw the airline’s ancillaries strategy.

As Celestyal’s vice president of global market development, Klitsch will work cross-functionally to design and execute Celestyal’s commercial strategy. He will also provide analytical insight and partner with sales leaders to devise the market-appropriate strategies to drive Celestyal’s growth plans. Klitsch will report directly to Celestyal’s chief commercial officer, Lee Haslett.

Beth Hulett comes to Celestyal with over eight years’ experience in the cruise industry. She joins Celestyal from Virgin Voyages where she worked with key U.K. partners to help drive sales in her role as sales manager. Previously, Hulett worked at Iglu.com as senior global supply manager where she helped strengthen relationships with trade partners and had a track record of delivering commercial value, implementing change and improving performance. As global market development manager, she will support Klitsch in delivering a commercial strategy to deliver value for both Celestyal and its trade partners globally. She will also support the field-based account team across all channels in identifying opportunities. Hulett will report directly to Klitsch.

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“I am delighted to welcome Tobias and Beth to Celestyal. They join at an exciting time with the highly anticipated debut of our new ship, Celestyal Journey, in September. Both Tobias and Beth have a strong track record of delivering commercial value and strategic growth, which will prove invaluable as we intensify our efforts and invest in substantially broadening Celestyal’s presence in key markets and strengthening our position as the leading provider of award-winning, multi-destination vacation experiences in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean,” said Haslett.

About Celestyal
Celestyal has fast built an award-winning reputation and recognition as the number one choice for travellers to the Greek Islands and East Mediterranean thanks to its regional expertise and exceptional hospitality. The company operates two vessels, each one intimate enough to provide guests with a genuine and highly personalised experience. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is built on a unique Greek heritage which combines outstanding hospitality with genuine cultural destination immersion and provides authentic, lifetime experiences both onboard and onshore.

Awards
Since 2014, Celestyal has received top honours in the Tourism Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious awards programmes within the Greek tourism industry. These include one Platinum, 14 Gold, nine Silver and seven Bronze awards covering Guest Experience Excellence, Solo Travel, CSR Initiatives and Contribution to National Economy.

In December 2022, Celestyal won a Bronze Award at the British Travel Awards in the ‘‘Best Operator for Mini Cruises’’ category and was named one of the top ocean cruise lines for ‘’Best Service’’ at the annual Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards 2022, an award also received in 2018 and 2019. In February 2018 Celestyal received four Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards -two first place awards for Shore Excursions and Value, and two second place awards for Service and Entertainment. In 2019 and 2020, Celestyal was recognised for its overall contribution and commitment to the development of the cruise industry in the Eastern Mediterranean region at the MedCruise Awards.

Corporate Responsibility
Celestyal is deeply committed to sustainability and ethical business practices. The company actively supports the local communities in the destinations it visits, particularly in the field of education. Additionally, Celestyal supports cultural NGOs to promote youth entrepreneurship, marine student development and child welfare.

ISO Certification
The entire spectrum of Celestyal’s ship management, including technical, hotel and crew management, and offices, are certified in accordance with ISO 9001/14001 standards. The certifying authority is DNV, which is by widely recognized as the biggest and most respected rating agency in the marine industry.

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