Maria Lopez, a travel industry sales professional with more than 10 years of experience, has been named business development manager for Louisiana and Mississippi for Carnival Cruise Line.
In this role, she will work with travel agents in this region on sales and marketing strategies designed to help them develop new business and maximize their sales opportunities.
Lopez previously worked for Carnival as a recruiting, training and development specialist in the company’s shared services department. Most recently, she spent five years at Clearwater, Fla.-based Expedia CruiseShipCenters as a sales and marketing manager.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Lopez is a graduate of the University of Miami where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
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