Seatrade Insider – IG River Cruise adds members, elects new president

Portugal’s Douro Azul and the Netherlands’ Select Cruise Voyages joined IG River Cruise. The association also elected a new board and president during its meeting at the ITB Berlin travel fair last week.

The new president is Helge Grammerstorf, md of Hamburg-based SeaConsult.

Daniel Thiriet of sea chefs Cruise Management was re-elected vp. And Tomas Hoeferer of Austria’s Papageno was elected to fill the vp position formerly held by Grammerstorf.

With the addition of Douro Azul and Select Cruise Voyages, IG River Cruise now represents 85% of Europe’s river cruise operators, Grammerstorf told Seatrade Insider at Cruise Shipping Miami.

The Douro is chalking up strong growth, he added, posting one of the biggest river cruise increases in Europe even though it is a single river and not part of a system.

‘They are doing a tremendously good job,’ Grammerstorf said.

Source: Published by kind permission of Seatrade Communications Ltd. This article first appeared in Seatrade Insider www.seatrade-insider.com in March 2012

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