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Movers + Shakers: House of Travel & TravelManagers introduces new Cruise Crew

The House of Travel Group has shared the experienced team of self-described "cruise nerds" who will steer its cruise strategy across Australia and New Zealand, led by the Group’s newly appointed General Manager Cruise – Australasia, Jeff Leckey.

The House of Travel Group has shared the experienced team of self-described “cruise nerds” who will steer its cruise strategy across Australia and New Zealand, led by the Group’s newly appointed General Manager Cruise – Australasia, Jeff Leckey.

Matt Nicholl, Pauline McLennan and Jacqui Kennedy will join TravelManagers Cruise Product Manager Lia Malone, bringing more than 120 years’ combined experience to the House of Travel Group team that lives and breathes cruising.

The newly created roles recognise internal talent and will share the required skillset to execute the strategy and ensure House of Travel (NZ) and TravelManagers (Australia) advisors have access to info, booking tools and creative cruise deals.

Matt Nicholls joins the team as Groups Manager after successfully running the Hosted Journeys program and managing the group space across brands. He is tasked with creating unique product and experiences for the Group across Australia and New Zealand.

Pauline McLennan brings more than 12 years’ experience and worked alongside Mr Leckey on HoT’s product and marketing program in NZ. Working closely with Ms Malone in Australia, the team will create fly/cruise packages and group deals.

Jacqui Kennedy has been HoT’s Cruise Reservations Team Leader for almost a decade and shares her wealth of cruising knowledge with the team.

Mr Leckey said he is excited about the new cruise team’s potential and looks forward to building on what HoT has done in NZ.

“It is fantastic to work with such an experienced and committed team of cruise experts. Some call us cruise nerds but we wear that badge loud and proud and put cruise first in everything we do,” he said.