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Movers + Shakers: GFOB adds Gia Acitelli as Nat. Sales Leader; promotes Greg Schein & Sarah Hoskin

Globus family of brands (GFOB) is about to shake things up as it moves to meet the demands of its retail partners. How? By announcing three new appointments in its Australasian sales team. 

Globus family of brands (GFOB) is about to shake things up as it moves to meet the demands of its retail partners. How? By announcing three new appointments in its Australasian sales team. 

Commencing 3 October, the Globus appointments include Gia Acitelli in the role of National Sales Leader, Greg Schein as Strategic Business Leader ANZ and Sarah Hoskin as National Account Manager for Helloworld.

A fresh face to the organisation, Acitelli brings more than 20 years of travel industry experience to her role. 

Prior to her GFOB gig, Gia worked as Commercial Manager ANZ for Virgin Atlantic and as General Manager Australia and New Zealand at APG Network, among other industry roles. 

To help boost business growth, Acitelli will be responsible for planning, implementing and directing sales activities for the business development managers and sales coordinators.

“I look forward to working with the team to nurture its current sales partnerships and to developing new opportunities for the company to further drive results for the remainder of 2023 and beyond,” said Acitelli.

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As Strategic Business Leader ANZ, Schein will identify, develop and drive new sales opportunities. Schein joined GFOB in 2016 as a BDM before moving on to a Regional Sales Manager role responsible for teams in Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Joining GFOB in 2019 as a BDM for Victoria and Tasmania, National Account Manager for Helloworld Sarah Hoskin will steer relationships with the company’s Helloworld and Express Travel Group (ETG) accounts. During her time as BDM, she liaised with travel advisors on boosting sales for the company post-pandemic.

“We are delighted to welcome Gia to GFOB and congratulate Greg and Sarah on their new positions within the company,” Globus family of brands Head of Commercial ANZ Brett Simon said.

“It’s an exciting time across GFOB’s portfolio with extended seasons for Avalon Waterways, new launches and new product offerings coming in 2024 across all three brands. 

“Gia, Greg, and Sarah’s honed experience within the industry combined with their passion and proven track record in sales will be pivotal in growing our relationships with agents and industry colleagues and continuing to meet and exceed the demand from travellers.”

GFOB comprises luxury river cruising operator Avalon Waterways as well as coach touring companies Globus and Cosmos.