Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider, has announced the appointment of Jasem Zaiton as Commercial Manager, Cruise Solutions.
In his previous role Jasem led the cruise sector at dnata, a member of the Emirates Group, where he spearheaded a dedicated cruise department delivering high quality shore excursions and ground handling services to over one million cruise passengers in the region.
With over ten years’ cruise-orientated experience in destination management services Jasem has focused on cruise tourism, contributing to Dubai becoming a Cruise HUB of the Cruise Arabia region and developing premier cruise passenger handling in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and India.
Reporting to Grant Holmes, ISS VP Cruise Solutions, Jasem also has first-hand experience of handling cruise passengers, cruise lines (all segments) and destination management, especially in enhancing the potential of heritage and attraction sites. He is an accredited international World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations trainer (WFTGA) and trained tourist guides to effectively support emerging cruise destinations.
Commenting on the new appointment, Grant Holmes, ISS VP Cruise Solutions said: “Jasem’s new role is to focus on cruise consultancy expansion and the development of destination management opportunities. By increasing our portfolio we can offer cruise lines a one stop shop of port agency, shore excursions and ground handling services on a worldwide scale under the umbrella of ISS-Cruise.”