After having focused on developing Global Ports Holding’s guest services and retail operations, as well as introducing port and destination services with success over the past few years as Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Robinson now heads the business development efforts of GPH in both Europe and the Asia Pacific regions as a Director.
Mark Robinson joined Global Ports Holding in February 2018 and previously held a similar position at PortAventura World Parks & Resorts, where he was instrumental in creating the commercial strategy & its implementation while leading all key corporate development initiatives for parks international growth. In 2003, Mr. Robinson established Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services (‘Intercruises’) as a start-up company within the TUI Travel & Hotelbeds Group. Over the following 13 years, Intercruises grew from a one-port operation into the world’s number one global shoreside & port services business. Prior to establishing Intercruises, Mr. Robinson was Senior VP, On-board Revenue, Land Programmes & Commercial activities for Festival Cruises in Athens, Greece and has been in the cruise and travel and tourism industry based overseas for the past 35 years and has a vast knowledge of the global port and cruise industry and currently resides in Barcelona Spain.
Mr. Robinson holds a degree in International Travel & Tourism from the University of Manchester and has also completed a senior advanced leadership and management course at INSEAD, Paris Fontainebleau.