Crystal brings on Brandon Townsley as VP Sales & Trade Partnerships

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President Jack Anderson described Townsley as a “recognized cruise industry veteran who has built an incredible reputation with travel consultants, agencies and national accounts,” adding, “His career has included field service and national account management experience for both established brands like Crystal Cruises and start-up brands. I am confident that under his leadership and guidance we will rebuild the longstanding relationships with industry partners that have helped make Crystal Cruises the most awarded luxury cruise line.’

Return to Crystal

Townsley had managed strategic partnerships and major accounts for Crystal before it closed under the previous owner in February. Prior to that he was VP Sales & Trade Partnerships at Atlas Ocean Voyages for two years. He previously worked as Director, Business Development & Strategy for Virgin Voyages and Director, Strategic & Online Accounts for MSC Cruises USA.

Townsley previously held various sales positions with Norwegian Cruise Line for nearly 16 years. He began his career in the cruise industry as a Revenue Analyst at Royal Caribbean.

“Travel consultants play an essential role”

“I am delighted and honored to be working with Crystal Cruises again and am very confident in the vision under the new ownership,” said Townsley. “My career in the cruise industry has been focused on growing distribution channels. We recognize that Travel Advisors will play an integral role in revitalizing the Crystal Cruises brand and are committed to building a world-class sales team that will support and foster mutually beneficial partnerships to drive revenue growth.’

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