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CRUISEHOST pushes international expansion

Xavier Garcia.

Xavier Garcia now in charge of sales in Spain, Italy, France and South America

ESCHBORN and BARCELONA – CRUISEHOST Solutions, operator of the leading European booking systems for cruises, is resolutely promoting its international expansion. For product sales in the important cruise markets in Spain, Italy, France and South America, CRUISEHOST Solutions has now engaged the internationally renowned cruise expert Xavier Garcia (53) and his company Cruise Consult. From Barcelona, where Cruise Consult
’s head office is located, Xavier Garcia will acquire new clients on behalf of CRUISEHOST for their systems CRUISEA (stationary sales) and CRUISEC (online sales of travel agencies) and further maintain business relations with already existing partners.

“Following the successful market entry in six European countries in 2018, we are now targeting further European markets as well as South America," Akhil Kapur, founder and managing director of CRUISEHOST Solutions, explains. “With Xavier Garcia and CRUISE CONSULT we have found the ideal sales partner for these important and busy cruise markets. In the cruise industries of these new locations, we now aim at establishing a market-leading position of our booking systems within one year.”

With the help of the systems CRUISEA and CRUISEC, travel agencies can offer their customers optimal advice on cruise bookings. The portfolio comprises more than 50,000 departures and over 70,000 cruise packages from 45 cruise lines with about 380 ships worldwide. Multiple options to filter and compare offers according to specific customer needs are available. Numerous additional cruise line services regarding transportation arrival options for example are also offered by CRUISEA and CRUISEC. Furthermore, travel agencies can compile and sell individual cruise offers. CRUISEA and CRUISEC are meanwhile operating in 23 countries in 20 languages. More than 9,000 travel agencies are already successfully working with CRUISEA, while CRUISEC is found on over 4,000 travel websites.

“In Spain, France, Italy and South America no electronic booking system for cruises even comes close to the variety of offers, the technical possibilities and the options for individuality provided by the products of CRUISEHOST Solutions," Xavier Garcia states. “I am therefore very excited to now have the chance of continuing the success story of CRUSIEA and CRUISEC also in these countries.”

Xavier Garcia has been involved in the travel industry and international seafaring for many years. Most recently he was Commercial Director of the Spanish tech company IST Cruise Technology for over seven years. During this time he was able to introduce products of IST Cruise Technology in multiple countries with great success. His previous professional career further includes the shipping company Hamburg Sud in Barcelona and the Spanish cargo ship line Ybarra y Cia. Sudamerica.

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