HOLLYWOOD, FL - Sales and marketing cruise veteran Mark Bryant has come aboard Scenic Group USA as its newest Regional Sales Director – covering the Northeast market. Scenic Group USA’s family of brands includes Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Cruises. “Mark brings an extensive sales & marketing background to Scenic and Emerald Cruises from his most recent role as Sr. Manager of National Accounts for Holland America Line,” states Ann Chamberlin, Scenic Group’s US vice president of sales. “The accounts he managed earned several partner awards for their growth and development under his leadership and we look forward to his working his magic with our great travel partners in the Northeast.”
With more than 25 years in the travel & cruise industries, Mark has held successful sales management positions at Premier Cruises as Regional Sales Director for the Northeast & Midwest and a sales role with Renaissance Cruises. He has spent the past five years with Holland America Line as its Senior Manager of National Accounts and was integral to the company’s consecutive years of double-digit growth and multiple industry recognitions. His passion for cruising began while working for a tour operator selling to affinity groups and he was immediately “hooked” by all the wonderful destinations around the world he could help to sell. He followed that with several years involved in franchising and helping more than 100 new start-ups in the cruise & travel field as store front or home-based agencies.
"I believe the Scenic Brands bring cutting edge innovation, creativity and exceptional value to the market, they truly are a “Hidden Gem” in the industry,” offered Mark. “This is a great opportunity and I’m excited to be part of a forward-thinking organization that continually sets the bar higher. We have some great sized ships that work perfect with the group market and I’m looking forward to working with our Travel Partners and expanding our presence in the market!”
When not at work supporting the travel advisors, Mark enjoys an active lifestyle with mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding and ice hockey serving as his way of relaxing. Of course, family is always most important as he coaches his twins in youth sports.
Scenic Group, which includes Emerald Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Evergreen Tours, has grown over its 35-year history to include award-winning, river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations covering all seven continents. Since 2008, Scenic has set the benchmark for truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in Europe and Southeast Asia as well as luxury cruises on Russia’s Volga River on board Scenic Tsar and on Egypt’s Nile on board a private luxury charter. In 2019, Scenic introduced Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yacht, a 228-guest ultra-luxury ship, and plans to deliver a second yacht of the same category, Scenic Eclipse II, in 2023. Emerald Cruises has nine branded Star-Ships offering river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the chartered river ship along the Volga River in Russia (MS Nizhny Novgorod). In January 2022, Emerald Azzurra will be the first yacht to launch under the Emerald Cruises brand - a 100-guest superyacht that will sail the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Black and Red seas.