MSC Cruises USA — the North American arm of MSC Cruises – has announced the appointment of industry veteran Joseph Jiffo as senior vice president of sales, effective 11APR.
Jiffo brings more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry, including positions at other cruise lines, a major travel agency consortium and a land-based tour operator. At MSC he will be responsible for strategically continuing and expanding relationships with trade partners.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Joe as the newest member of our executive team,” said Roberto Fusaro, president of MSC Cruises USA.
“Joe is well-respected and has a proven track record of exceeding sales goals and increasing market share. His relationships with the travel agent community and broad experience within the travel industry will prove invaluable as MSC Cruises significantly grows its brand in NorthAmerica.”
Prior to joining MSC Cruises, Jiffo served as vice president of sales for Exclusive Group Travel, a division of Tourism Holdings Inc. He has also held leadership roles at Ensemble Travel Group as well as multiple cruise lines.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at MSC Cruises,” Jiffo said. “The company is expanding incredibly fast and I am looking forward to continuing the team’s initiatives to grow the brand in North America and ensuring that MSC Cruises is the easiest and most profitable brand to work with.”