Swan Hellenic Adds To Its North America Team

Swan Hellenic has brought seasoned cruise industry professionals Eric Bacon and Kelly Predmesky on board to strengthen its industry sales support.

Both have been appointed as Sales Director, Key Accounts. Predmesky, based in Florida, will take responsibility for the Eastern States, while Bacon, based in California, will take charge of the West.

Predmesky has more than 17 years’ experience. Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, she introduced the Celestyal Cruises product to the travel agent community in the Southeast USA and Caribbean. Prior to joining Celestyal, Kelly was most recently with MEDJI Tours and earlier held positions with Contiki and STA Travel.

Before joining Swan Hellenic, Eric Bacon spent 2 years as Celestyal Cruises’ West Coast Business Development Manager, worked as a consultant for Atlas Ocean Voyages and spent four years as the Southwest Business Development Manager for the Norway-based coastal ferry and expedition cruise line Hurtigruten.

Bacon’s earlier experience includes four years as Regional Sales Director, Canada, as well as posts at Rail Europe and several Canadian travel agencies.

Commenting on the appointments, Swan Hellenic’s VP of Sales North America Gordon Dirker said: “We’re delighted to have two new Sales Directors with the talent and dynamism of Eric and Kelly. They each bring a refreshingly open style that’s perfect for Swan Hellenic, combined with razor-sharp focus on delivering the highest standards of support and service.”

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