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Movers + Shakers: PONANT appoints Kristina Sambaher as BDM for NSW and ACT

Luxury cruise operator PONANT has welcomed Kristina Sambaher to the role of Business Development Manager for NSW and ACT.

Luxury cruise operator PONANT has welcomed Kristina Sambaher to the role of Business Development Manager for NSW and ACT.

Kristina brings extensive experience and a passion for sales strategy, client relationships and market innovation.

She has spent more than two decades working in the travel industry, executing strategic sales initiatives to drive revenue and achieve growth targets. Her previous roles include positions at Azamara, Travelzoo and Flight Centre. 

“Kristina brings a wealth of travel industry experience and beyond,” says Deb Corbett, PONANT General Manager Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific.

“I am confident her sales strategy expertise and passion for market innovation will contribute integrally to achieving our growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific market. Julie Rogers, our Director of Sales is thrilled with the appointment and welcomes Kristina to the dynamic PONANT Commercial Team,” said Corbett. 

In early October, Kristina embarked on a Kimberley expedition for her new employer, sailing onboard Le Soléal to gain first-hand experience of Western Australia’s Kimberley region. 

This experience helped to enhance her understanding of the destination, and equip her to promote the PONANT brand’s product effectively ahead of the 2024 season.

Kristina will be based in the company’s North Sydney office. She can be contacted on her mobile +61 0438 839 996 or via email at ksambaher@ponant.com.