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Steven Taylor, Hurtigruten Group's new Chief Commercial Officer
Steven Taylor, Hurtigruten Group's new Chief Commercial Officer

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Hurtigruten Group appoints Steven Taylor as Chief Commercial Officer

Hurtigruten Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Taylor as its new Chief Commercial Officer.

In his new position, Steven will lead the development and execution of Hurtigruten Group’s strategic commercial initiatives and will sit on the company’s Executive Management Team.

Steven is a highly respected commercial, brand and marketing leader with global experience working at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and Accor Hotels & Resorts.

He joins Hurtigruten Group from Accor Hotels & Resorts, where he was Chief Marketing Officer and has worked extensively across premium, luxury and lifestyle brands in the travel and hospitality industry across the world.

Speaking about the new appointment, CEO of Hurtigruten Group Daniel Skjeldam said: “We are delighted to welcome Steven to the Hurtigruten Group family. His wealth of experience in the travel and hospitality sector will hugely enhance our ambitious growth plans and help maximize visibility of our brands while attracting and nurturing engagement with new and existing guests."

Steven commented: “I am honoured to join Hurtigruten Group at such an important moment in the company’s incredible history. Hurtigruten was built by adventurers and explorers in 1893 and I’m excited to lead and support Hurtigruten to become the global leader in sustainable adventure travel.”

He will take up his position on 10th January and will be based in Hurtigruten Group’s HQ2 in London.


About Hurtigruten Group

Hurtigruten Group is the world's leading adventure travel company, allowing guests to explore unique destinations in a sustainable and meaningful way.

With headquarters in Oslo, Norway and offices around the world, Hurtigruten Group has a proud expedition heritage and is committed to working with the best green technology to ensure our products are safe and respectful towards nature, wildlife and the communities we visit.

Hurtigruten Group has a comprehensive portfolio encompassing three business areas: Hurtigruten Expeditions, which was founded in 1896, is the world’s leading expedition cruise operator offering more than 250 destinations to more than 30 countries including Alaska, Antarctica, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, the British Isles, the Caribbean, Galapagos Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, South America, and West Africa.
Hurtigruten Norway, which operates Norwegian Coastal Express, and is considered ‘the world’s most beautiful voyage’ has been sailing along the Norwegian coastline since 1893. Hurtigruten Svalbard, one of the most exclusive tour operators in the industry, offers land-based adventures on the spectacular Arctic archipelago.

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