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Rocky Mountaineer announces new Managing Director of Sales – International

(Vancouver, Canada - November 5, 2019) Rocky Mountaineer, the luxury glass-domed tourist train that travels through the Canadian Rockies, has announced the company’s international sales teams in Australia, the UK and China will be aligned under the newly created role of Managing Director, Sales – International.

Assuming the new position will be Steve Maksymyk, former Vice President of Global Partnerships and Ventures at InterContinental Hotels Group, who will be based out of the company’s head office in Vancouver. Steve brings 15 years of international experience in business and channel strategy, digital transformation and innovation, and e-commerce. Prior to his work with InterContinental Hotels Group, Steve spent more than six years in Shanghai, China as a management consultant with a focus on distribution channels and digital capabilities.

“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Rocky Mountaineer team,” said Karen Hardie, Vice-President of Global Sales. “Steve has extensive experience within the global travel landscape, and he brings a wealth of industry insight to the role. We have strong regional sales leaders in each market and we look forward to Steve collaborating with these leaders to leverage their combined expertise in working with our in-market trade partners.”

“I am delighted to work with Rocky Mountaineer’s incredible sales team members and our many trade partners,” said Steve. “I aim to utilize my partnership and distribution experience to drive Rocky Mountaineer to new heights in 2020, and beyond, as we celebrate the significant milestone of 30 years in business.”

Reporting to Steve will be Amber Wilson, Regional Director, Sales – Australia and New Zealand; Steve Harris, Regional Sales Director – EMEA; and Miles Chen, Director of Sales – China.

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About Rocky Mountaineer

In 2020, Rocky Mountaineer is celebrating 30 years of being a leading travel experience in Canada. The family-owned company offers luxury train journeys between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, showcasing the best scenery Western Canada has to offer. Rocky Mountaineer is a must-do travel experience that offers unparalleled journeys in its spacious glass-domed train coaches thanks to the incredible scenery, delicious cuisine, friendly service, and social atmosphere. Since it was founded in 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has welcomed more than two million guests and become the largest privately-owned luxury tourist train in the world.

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