Samantha Steckbeck joins Oberoi as Vice President Leisure Sales - Americas

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Oberoi Group has appointed Ms. Samantha Steckbeck as Vice President Leisure Sales, the Americas. Ms. Steckbeck is now in charge of the groups relationship with industry trade partners including tour operators and travel consortiums such as Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network and American Express Travel.

Ms. Steckbeck is responsible to Mr. Alistair Ballantine, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing the Americas. Ms. Steckbecks immediate focus is to develop and implement a comprehensive leisure sales strategy that encompasses the luxury Oberoi hotels, resorts and cruisers in India, Egypt, Mauritius and Indonesia. She is based at the groups office in New York.

Ms. Steckbecks experience in the travel industry spans more than fifteen years. She joins Oberoi from her position as Director of Sales - Retail Accounts, North America, Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises. In this position, Ms. Steckbeck managed all corporate sales relationships with travel networks such as AMEX Centurion, AMEX Fine Hotels and Resorts, Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network and Andrew Harper Alliance. She also assisted in creating the companys travel agent loyalty program, The Bellini Club in 2006, doubling the business from these agencies.

Prior to joining Orient-Express Hotels in 2003, Ms. Steckbeck had been the Manager of Worldwide Sales - Corporate and Travel Industry for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Mr. Alistair Ballantine said, I have had the privilege of working with Samantha for a number of years, and we are thrilled to have her join The Group. Her exceptional relationships, professionalism and experience in the luxury sector are an excellent match for Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.

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