CruiseJobFinder interviewed a recruiter for The PPI Group, which is a concession in the cruise line industry. They offer services ranging from custom publishing to port shopping programs to video production. PPI only hires for one position, the Shopping Presenter onboard. The company fills positions on many cruise lines, including: Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Thomson, Costa, Cunard, and Silver Seas. See Part II of this interview, as well.
In Focus: Shopping Consultant
More about The PPI Group:
They provide the travel and tourism industry with a highly specialized, professional team of experts who have intimate knowledge of this worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry. The PPI Group’s main goal is to serve as the connection between consumer, product, and retail sales services.
Custom publishing includes extensive commemorative in-cabin books for large cruise lines and high-end magazines for luxury small ship cruise lines and resorts. Our in-house editorial and graphics departments can create customized publications to fit any need, no matter how large or small. In addition, the company’s flagship magazine, Porthole Cruise Magazine, reaches cruisers worldwide via newsstands and by subscription.
The PPI Group’s revenue programs include highly trained Port & Shopping Presenters who provide cruise guests with port information, shopping recommendations, and shore excursion opportunities. We can also customize other promotional programs to enhance your brand and increase revenue.
Our in-house broadcast operations department can produce a custom video for any company or service. With our state-of-the-art video equipment and professional staff, we have the capabilities to create a unique and informative video to fit any need.
The PPI Group, with offices in the United States and Europe, has evolved over the years and is now a one-stop connection to the cruising, travel, and tourism industries.
For which cruise lines does your company recruit and provide staff?
We only staff cruise lines with the Shopping Presenter position (sometimes called Shopping Guide, Port Shopping Ambassador). The lines with this position include Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Thomson, Costa, Cunard, and Silver Seas.
What types of jobs do you recruit for? Is there a particular department or role?