Chris Austin, senior vice president of global marketing and sales for Seabourn, has a long and successful career in the luxury travel industry. We caught up with Austin recently, after he had won the Luxury Travel Advisor Award of Excellence “Top Sales Executive of the Year Worldwide” for the second time. He had earlier received the prestigious accolade, which is voted on by the readers of Luxury Travel Advisor, in 2016 during his tenure at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Anyone familiar with the luxury travel trade knows Austin is always front and center at conferences that are geared to the top advisors in the industry. If he’s sponsoring an event, he’ll see down to the last detail that everything is perfect. If asked to present, he comes to the table with detailed trend reports and advice on how travel advisors can sell better.
Austin confirms that he is an ardent supporter of travel advisors because he believes in them.