Arrivia welcomes new CFO!

By Lindsay Stead | January 7, 2021

It’s our pleasure to introduce our new Chief Financial Officer, Steve Barnhart. We are very excited to have Steve join arrivia and the senior leadership team. Steve comes to us with extensive experience as a CFO leading consumer focused companies. He brings a deep understanding of the travel industry, as part of the team that built Orbitz and having served as their CFO and CEO. In his previous leadership roles for both public and private equity-backed companies,…

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arrivia Announces Gold Sponsorship at GNEX 2021 Conference

By Lindsay Stead | December 17, 2020

arrivia, formerly International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) has been confirmed as the latest headline sponsor for the upcoming GNEX 2021 Conference. The “in person” vacation ownership industry event will be held in Miami, FL at the Eden Roc / Nobu Hotel from February 22-24, 2021. Through its recent acquisitions of SOR Technologies and WMPH Vacations and subsequent rebrand, arrivia has successfully diversified and scaled its service offerings through partnering with some of the best brands in…

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Arrivia names Firasat Hussain as new Chief Information Officer

By Lindsay Stead | November 19, 2020

Arriva announced that Firasat Hussain has joined the company as Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Hussain comes to arrivia with more than 23 years of experience in IT with several senior leadership roles at Ticketmaster, RR Donnelley, and Orbitz. “I’m excited Firasat will be joining our company.  Firasat comes to us from Ticketmaster, where he led a team of over 100 technologists responsible for engineering, operations and project management for Ticketmaster’s core ticketing platform”, said Mike…

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International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Introduces arrivia as Its New Corporate Name and Brand Identity

By Lindsay Stead | November 12, 2020

Arrivia is the leading global travel company offering product & technology solutions to drive partner’s engagement, loyalty and profits.

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International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Announces Alan Josephs as Chief Product Officer

By Sara Martin | August 17, 2020
Chief Product Officer

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (“ICE”) announced today that Alan Josephs has joined the company as Chief Product Officer effective August 3, 2020.  Mr. Josephs was most recently the Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Switchfly, a travel and loyalty e-commerce company for travel brands, and will be responsible at ICE for product strategy and innovation for the products and technology solutions.  “Alan is a well-known leader, with a strong track record for driving performance…

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ICE Named Top 20 Travel Company in Travel Weekly’s 2020 Power List

By Sara Martin | June 24, 2020

For the fifth consecutive year, International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) was recognized on the 2020 Travel Weekly Power List, which ranks companies with $100 million or more in travel sales who explored acquisitions, expansions, technological initiatives, and more in 2019. ICE jumped up one spot this year to number 19 out of 52 other travel companies named, landing a spot in the top 20 for the second year in a row. In 2019, ICE…

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International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) founders John and Marcia Rowley Receive Circle of Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award from American Resort Development Association

By Sara Martin | June 18, 2020

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE), one of the world’s largest and most innovative travel partners, was recently recognized with several prestigious awards by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).  Among these honors was the ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) Lifetime Achievement Award presented to ICE founders, John and Marcia Rowley. The ACE Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon those that have attained the highest level of excellence and whose accomplishments and life’s work drive…

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International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) Announces Mike Nelson as Chief Executive Officer

By Sara Martin | June 17, 2020

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (“ICE”) today announced that Mike Nelson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2020.  Mr. Nelson was most recently the CEO of Global Travel Insurance for Allianz.  Brian Fontana, who has served as the company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer and President, and Chief Financial Officer for the last 6+ months, will continue to lead the finance function and serve as…

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By Sara Martin | February 14, 2020

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) is excited to announce the promotion of Jeff Zotara as Chief Digital Officer, reporting directly to the CEO, Brian Fontana.  Jeff will take responsibility as Managing Director of SOR and the leader of the Carlsbad office.  Jeff joined SOR in 2015 as the Chief Marketing Officer and has made a significant impact.  We believe he will make an even greater impact across the entire company in his new role.…

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ICE Fuels Growth through Acquisition of WMPH Vacations

By Sara Martin | December 12, 2019

Scottsdale-based International Cruise & Excursions (ICE), the global leader in travel-based loyalty and reward solutions, announced today that it has acquired WMPH Vacations, an industry leading large-scale, online retail travel company.  Founded in 2004, WMPH is a South Florida travel agency that specializes in the distribution of cruise vacations through its popular online retail brands. WMPH, which stands for We Make People Happy, has an exceptional reputation within the cruise industry and is a key…

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ICE Announces Executive Transition Plan

By Sara Martin | November 22, 2019

International Cruise & Excursions Announces Executive Transition Plan The Board of Directors of International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) has announced an executive transition plan, in which Brian Fontana, President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  John Rowley, CEO, and Marcia Rowley, COO, will both retire from their management roles.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Rowley will continue their relationships with ICE as members of the Board of Directors,…

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Exciting Updates from American Express Travel

By Sara Martin | October 14, 2019

For the second year in a row, ICE has WON Travel Network Agency of the Year with American Express Travel!  This prestigious award recognizes ICE for our commitment to the American Express Card Members, the business, and partners.   The great news doesn’t stop there! Last week we launched a new, online cruise booking experience on Site traffic to our cruise platform is up over 36% this year with American Express, and we expect…

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