Holland America Line has announced the promotion of Christine Thurlow to director of national accounts sales, North America, on the company’s National Accounts Sales team. Thurlow will report to Charles J. Dunwoody, CTC, senior director, national accounts, North America.
In addition to her Canadian portfolio, Thurlow will take on Holland America Line and Seabourn sales responsibilities for Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, Costco, Our Vacation Center, Expedia and Travelocity.
Thurlow joined Holland America Line in 1995 and has held various sales management positions during her tenure. Most recently she was manager of national accounts for Canada, a position she held since 2001.
From 1995 to 2001, she served as Holland America Line’s business development manager for British Columbia. During Thurlow’s time as the manager of national accounts for Canada, her achievements included receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award for Sales 2011 and being named Cruise Supplier of the Year for Travelsavers Canada 2011, CAA Cruise Supplier of the Year from 2006 through 2010 and Cruise Partner of Year from the Ensemble Travel Group from 2006 through 2013. Thurlow holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in tourism from the University of Calgary and is based in Vancouver.