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Movers + Shakers: Royal Caribbean adds Brett Walsh as Head of Travel Procurement & Planning - APAC

Royal Caribbean Group has appointed Brett Walsh as its new Head of Travel Procurement and Planning for the Asia-Pacific region. 

Royal Caribbean Group has appointed Brett Walsh as its new Head of Travel Procurement and Planning for the Asia-Pacific region. 

Walsh brings to Royal Caribbean nearly 30 years of travel trade experience, with the vast majority of his career spent in the aviation sector. 

Most recently, Walsh plied his trade for more than seven years as Australian Country Manager for Japan’s largest carrier, All-Nippon Airways. 

Prior to this, he worked as Australian Country Manager for New Caledonia’s Aircalin and in senior sales roles at Thai Airways International for over a decade. 

Walsh told Karryon he is “extremely excited to have joined Royal Caribbean Group as Head of Travel Procurement and Planning”.

“With my years of experience, knowledge and networks in the aviation industry, I look forward to expanding airline partnerships – including hotels and transfers – to deliver competitive travel solutions to complement the group’s cruise products,” he said. 

“It is great to join the ever-growing cruise industry across our three innovative global cruise brands, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Vice President and Managing Director for Australasia, Gavin Smith, echoed Walsh’s remarks, saying the company was “delighted” to welcome Brett onboard. 

“Brett brings a great deal of skill and experience that will assist in offering our guests the best holiday experience, onboard any 

of our 64 amazing ships from our global fleet, travelling to approximately 1,000 destinations around the world,” he told Karryon.

Earlier this month, Royal Caribbean unveiled the name of its second Icon Class ship and details about its launch.

This month, the cruise line is also offering savings to the South Pacific and New Zealand, including up to US $100 onboard credit when you book with your fave travel agent.

For more information on Royal Caribbean, visit www.royalcaribbean.com/aus.

Last month, Royal Caribbean brought bookings for Icon of the Sea’s 2025-26 sailing season forward three months to satisfy demand from cruisers.