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LEADING LUXURY TRAVEL KEYNOTE

ALISON HICKEY

President of Kensington Tours 

As President of Kensington Tours, Alison directly overseas the rapidly growing consulting, business development operations and product teams. She has been with Kensington Tours since June 2015. New to the travel industry, she is an engineer by training with a Master’s degrees in both Applied Science and Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University, and throughout her career she has been focused on leading growing organizations and defining great customer experiences. Her career started in Product Supply at Procter and Gamble (a great place to learn how great companies run) and from there she consulted in the Financial sector (BMO and TD), ran an extensive supply chain operation for Auckland’s-Grainger and while accompanying her husband on an ex-pat assignment in the US, she worked for the United Way of Greater Portland as SVP, Resource Development. The one continuum throughout her career has been leading teams through change; and that is exactly what they are doing at Kensington Tours. Growing fast and changing how things are done in travel.

Alison is an avid skier and someone who loves the outdoors. She is mother to Brynn (20) and Liam (16) and has been married to her husband Keith for 25 years. She enjoys taking trips with her family, bringing her two greatest passions together and has recently travelled to South Africa, Ireland, Hungary and the Czech Republic with her family.

LEADING LUXURY TRAVEL SPEAKER

ANNIE SCRIVANICH

Senior Vice President, Cruise Specialists

Since being established in 1987, Cruise Specialists has assisted nearly 10,000 guests in fulfilling their dreams of circumnavigating the globe on a world cruise.  Annie Scrivanich joined Cruise Specialists in 2013 from Cruise Advisors, Inc., a major force in the Alaska cruise market. In previous roles with Tour Alaska, Inc., she was integral in pioneering the “Route of the Glaciers” cruise itinerary and developing the highly-popular concept of private dome railcar travel through Alaska. Since 2014, under Annie’s leadership, Cruise Specialists’ world cruise business has doubled. Learn how Annie and her team’s focus on ultimately improving the overall customer experience from start to finish transformed their world cruise business.


Cruise Specialists has been recognized by a number of travel publications, including Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as one of the top luxury travel agencies. Cruise Specialists is headquartered in Seattle and is part of Travel Leaders Group.

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