Bea Eering Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services has announced that following a distinguished career in the travel industry, Bea Eering, Intercruises Regional Director Emerging Markets, is retiring.

Bea’s career in the cruise industry started in 1996 as MICE and Cruises Manager for Holland International Destination Management. In 2006 Bea setup all4Ships, a cruise network of over 30 destinations, which she led until 2008, when it was integrated as part of Intercruises.

Based in Amsterdam, Bea Eering established a local Intercruises team that now delivers ocean and river cruise services across The Netherlands and Belgium. She also worked to support the development of cruise handling in growing tourism destinations, such as India, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

“Bea has been a key figure at Intercruises and I would like to express my gratitude for her incredible dedication and contribution to Intercruises over the past seven years – helping us reach new heights and constantly driving the business forward. I am sure I speak for everyone that knows Bea in wishing her all the best in her well-deserved retirement," said Mark Robinson, Intercruises Managing Director.

The Netherlands and Belgium have been integrated as part of the Intercruises Northern Europe region, led by Simon O’Sullivan, Regional Director Northern Europe. Simon already has experience working with Intercruises’ local team, including Kim Donkers, Operations & Product Manager, who will continue to lead operations in The Netherlands & Belgium.

All other Emerging Markets countries will now be led by Olga Piqueras, SVP Worldwide Operations. Olga will work closely with Jyoti Panchmatia representing Travco, an Intercruises associate member in UAE, Jordan, Oman and Egypt. Elena Garcia, Account Executive, will continue to support Intercruises activities across the Intercruises Emerging Markets region.