Nathan Emtage joins RRM!

Real Response Media appoints new commercial manager for cruise

Real Response Media (RRM) has announced the appointment of Nathan Emtage as commercial manager – cruise.

Emtage will officially take up the position on 28 November 2023.

In his new role, Emtage will be responsible for the Cruise Challenge, a unique travel agent training and engagement event that fuses education with entertainment.

He will also build brand awareness for RRM’s B2B cruise publication, Cruise Trade News, working alongside the editorial team.

Prior to joining RRM, Emtage worked as senior product manager at Cruise 1st, managing key cruise line accounts. He also has experience managing sales centre teams at Seabourn and Holland America Line, and previously worked on board ships with Princess Cruises.

RRM commercial director Tracy Clenshaw said: “We are delighted to have Nathan joining the team at what is an exciting time for us and the wider cruise industry. His previous experience in travel will be a key asset for us moving forward.

“The Cruise Challenge is a well-established event and with Nathan’s expertise and knowledge, we are excited to see how it will grow in 2024.”

Emtage added: “I cannot wait to get started at Real Response Media. The company has grown rapidly in recent times and I’m eager to play my part in what comes next.

“The Cruise Challenge is a one-of-a-kind event that is known and loved, but we have big plans to take it to the next level.”