House of Travel and TravelManager’s Cruise Crew Revealed

House of Travel and TravelManager’s Cruise Crew Revealed

Last month, the House of Travel Group announced a group-wide cruise strategy, led by Jeff Leckey as General Manager Cruise – Australasia, and today shares the team that will bring the vision to life.

The team have over 120 years combined experience, bringing together a group of experts that live and breathe cruising. The team will ensure House of Travel and Travel Managers agents have access to the best cruise information, agent-friendly booking tools and some of the most creative cruise deals available.

Joining Leckey and TravelManager’s Cruise Product Manager Lia Malone are Matt Nicholl, Pauline McLennan and Jacqui Kennedy in new roles that have been created to recognise internal talent and bring together the required skillset to execute the strategy.

Nicholl joins as Groups Manager, bringing years of experience with the House of Travel Cruise team. He has successfully run the Hosted Journeys programme, and managed significant group space across many brands, particularly the overwhelmingly popular upcoming Disney sailings. He is tasked with creating unique product and experiences for the Group on both sides of the Tasman.

McLennan has over 12 years of experience with House of Travel and has been instrumental in working alongside Leckey in creating House of Travel’s product and marketing programme in New Zealand. Working closely with her Trans-Tasman counterpart, Malone, the team will create outstanding Fly/Cruise packages and Group deals that Kiwi and Australian travellers are sure to love.

Kennedy has worked as House of Travel’s Cruise Reservations Team Leader for almost a decade, and joins the team with a wealth of knowledge on Cruising.

Leckey says he is excited about the potential of the new team and is looking forward to building on what House of Travel has done in New Zealand. “It is fantastic to be working with such an experienced and committed team of cruise experts. Some would call us cruise nerds, but we wear that badge loud and proud and put cruise first in everything we do.”

The House of Travel Australasia team wasted no time in getting together to plot their new course, having recently connected for an in-person planning day. Their first port of call is celebrating CLIA Cruise Month, which has launched in both New Zealand and Australia. House of Travel and TravelManagers are currently offering a fantastic collection of Ocean cruise deals to tempt customers into booking early.

“There has never been a better time to book a cruise, with fabulous savings and lots of added-value packages throughout the month,” says Leckey. View the range of House of Travel Cruise deals here.