Jan Alfrink has been appointed as Sales Manager EMEA at Navarino Services to accommodate the Company’s continuing international growth. He brings over 14 years of experience within the global hospitality market to his new role and has relevant experience in small, independent hotels and large international chains.
After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in hotel management Jan worked in various hotels in France, China, USA, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Africa.
During this time he acquired an excellent insight in the demands of modern leisure and corporate travellers as well as a considerable amount of experience in online distribution. His communication skills for this role are strengthened by his knowledge of five different languages and his varied experience will enable him to help hotels select the right platform, distribution channels and sales actions to boost bookings.
Commenting on his appointment, Jan said: “I am thrilled to be further developing my career with the travel industry at Navarino Services. My background in various different cultures and the hotel industry will be invaluable in helping our clients grow their market share, guest satisfaction and revenue mix. As an EMEA Preferred Gold Partner for Sabre Hospitality Solutions we have already been chosen by over 500 properties worldwide to manage their GDS representation, Booking Engine or other services. The fact that we regularly receive new enquiries from properties that have been referred by our current clients is a clear indication that our efforts are booking results and I intend to stimulate this further.”