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Hurtigruten Expeditions welcomes new operations director

Hurtigruten Expeditions welcomes new expedition director

Hurtigruten Expeditions has announced the appointment of Alastair Newton as director of expedition operations.

In his career to date, Newton has led more than 150 expeditions, worked on 15 different ships and explored more than 100 countries.

He was most recently director of Ponant’s National Geographic partnership and has worked as an expedition leader for 15 years.

Hurtigruten ‘on track’ to reach goals

Newton said: “I got into the industry from a passion for wildlife and science education.

“My number one goal is to structure our global team to further develop the global industry’s leading science and education programme – wrapped in the world’s most sustainable expeditions.

“My goal is for Hurtigruten Expeditions to help guests deeply understand and appreciate the destinations we visit together through placing the spotlight on our exceptional expedition teams.

“It is paramount for me to empower the expedition teams to realse their full potential and to help guests appreciate the full value of the teams.”

Hurtigruten Expeditions SVP operations Iain McNeil added: “Alastair’s incredible experience from expeditions in the Arctic, Antarctica, Alaska, the Pacific and in all the exciting waters in between, sets us on track to realise our ambitions to be the world leader in sustainable expeditions on all the world’s oceans.”

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