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November 25, 2014
Lime Venue Portfolio Appoints Conference & Events Development Manager - South

Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK's largest collection of unusual, sporting and cultural venues has appointed Julia Cook as Conference & Events (C&E) Development Manager - South. In this newly created position, Cook will be responsible for su...
November 20, 2014
Vienna Convention Bureau Returns To ICCA Board of Directors

Ulrike von Arnold, Deputy Director of the Vienna Tourist Board's Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB), has been appointed 2nd Vice President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) with immediate effect. This makes the VCB...
November 17, 2014
Park Plaza Victoria London Welcomes New Operations Manager

PPHE Hotel Group, owner, operator and franchisor of primarily full service upscale and lifestyle hotels including Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts and art'otel has announced the promotion of Alex Caetano to Operations Manager of Park Plaza Victo...
November 12, 2014
Anthony Hyde To Lead Trinity Event Solutions From January 2015

Jacqui Kavanagh, founder and owner of Trinity Event Solutions has appointed Anthony Hyde as managing director from January 2015. Anthony will take over the day to day running of the highly respected venue finding agency based in Stamford, L...
November 11, 2014
Francesca Manzani From AIM Group International Re-Elected To The Board of Directors of ICCA

Francesca Manzani, Business Manager and Head of the Florence Office at AIM Group International has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of ICCA for a third, and last, two-year mandate. The elections took place on November 3rd, during t...
November 06, 2014
Ahmed Hosny Abdouneuer New General Manager of The Steigenberger Hotel Cecil In Alexandria

The traditional Hotel Cecil in Alexandria, Egypt, has formed part of the Steigenberger Hotel Group portfolio since October. It is now set to come under new management in the person of Ahmed Hosny Abdou, who takes over as General Manager wit...
November 03, 2014
Wings Travel Management Appoints Aberdeen-based UK Director of Business Development

Wings Travel Management, specialists in providing complex travel management services to companies in the oil, gas and marine sector, has appointed Philip Michie as UK director of business development based in Aberdeen. Michie brings exte...
November 02, 2014
ICCA Elects First African President

Nina Freysen-Pretorius, Founder and CEO of The Conference Company, South Africa, has been elected as new ICCA President at the Genral Assembly of the 53rd ICCA Congress, taking place 1-5 November in Antalya, Turkey Nina Freysen-Pretorius...
November 02, 2014
Suleiman Al-Hafez Elected Royal Jordanian Chairman of the Board of Directors

Royal Jordanian's Board of Directors elected Suleiman Al Hafez Chairman of the Board as of today. The election of Al Hafez comes in light of appointing him by the government as its representative in the RJ Board of Directors. Al Hafez r...
October 31, 2014
Mario Bodini Elected New Chairman of ETOA

ETOA, the European tourism association has elected Mario Bodini as its new Chairman following Patrick Richards stepping down, after a 7 year term. Mario is the Executive Vice President of JacTravel, the B2B wholesaler which was recently sol...
October 30, 2014
GTA Appoints Flavia Alzetta As Senior Vice President For Global Sales and Marketing

Global wholesaler of fully independent travel, GTA has appointed Flavia Alzetta as Senior Vice President for Global Sales and Marketing. Flavia joins GTA after a successful career with American Express and Electrolux. Flavia's experience in...
October 29, 2014
Hurtigruten Appoints Monika Hauge Nordgård As Global Marketing Manager

Hurtigruten's Chief Commercial Officer, Magnus Wrahme, has announced the appointment of Monika Hauge Nordgård as the company's new Global Marketing Manager. "We are very pleased to have Monika in our Management team and with her experience ...
October 23, 2014
Captain Haitham Misto Appointed RJ Acting CEO

Royal Jordanian Airlines' Board of Directors appointed Captain Haitham Misto as acting President/CEO of the airline, starting October 26, 2014. Captain Misto had been Head of Flight Operations at RJ since December 2013. He joined Royal ...
October 21, 2014
Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Daniel Ruff To Lead EMEA and Indian Ocean Regions

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Daniel Ruff as president and managing director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Indian Ocean regions. In this role, effective November 12, 2014, Ruff will be responsi...
October 14, 2014
Viparis Congress Sales Team Welcomes New International Business Developer

Viparis welcomes Millan HERCE as a new International Business Development Manager in its Congress Sales team. In close collaboration with Marta GOMES, Congress Sales Director, Mr. HERCE will be in charge of promoting all Viparis sites to as...
October 10, 2014
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri Appointed As Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of ADNEC

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today announced the appointment of Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri as the new Acting Group Chief Executive Officer of ADNEC succeeding the previous Group CEO whose term at ADNEC ended recently. ADNEC...
October 10, 2014
Ovation's Aoife Delaney Elected SITE VP of Finance For 2015

Ovation Global DMC, the Destination Services Division of MCI, has announced that Aoife Delaney, Director of Global Sales, has been elected SITE Vice President of Finance for 2015. SITE members from across the world voted in great numbers...
October 10, 2014
City of Vienna Honors Christian Mutschlechner, Long-Time Director of The Vienna Convention Bureau

Christian Mutschlechner, long-time director of the Vienna Convention Bureau of the Vienna Tourist Board, has been awarded the City of Vienna's Silver Medal for his services to Vienna's convention business. This honor was bestowed upon him b...
October 08, 2014
BCD Travel Names David Coppens Executive Vice President, Global Operations

BCD Travel recently announced the appointment of David Coppens to the newly created role of executive vice president, Global Operations, reporting to Global Chief Operating Officer Mike Janssen. In his new role, Coppens will oversee worldwi...
October 01, 2014
Travelport Announces the Appointment of Three Additional Non-Executive Directors to its Board

Travelport Worldwide Limited has announced today the appointment to its Board of Directors of Elizabeth Buse, former Executive Vice President of Visa Inc. and currently Co-CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Monitise PLC; Michael Du...
September 29, 2014
Capita Travel and Events' Chris Truss To Create Air, Rail & Ground Transportation Consulting Services

Capita Travel and Events has appointed Chris Truss as director of consulting services to develop and lead consultancy services for air, rail and ground transportation. Chris will work alongside Sam Welch, director of consulting services...
September 23, 2014
Chris Jung Appointed General Manager of Conrad London St. James

Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Chris Jung as general manager of the newly re-launched Conrad London St. James, the latest addition to Conrad Hotels & Resorts' luxury portfolio. With 11 years of extensive knowledge in in...
September 17, 2014
GenieConnect Continues Growth With Appointment of Global VP of Sales

GenieConnect announced that Mark Poynton has been appointed Global VP of Sales, with overall responsibility for all global revenues. With teams in Chicago, UK and APAC continuing to grow, Mark brings tremendous leadership skills and team...
September 12, 2014
Changes In The Finnair Executive Board

Juha Järvinen to head Commercial division as Allister Paterson transfers to new duties outside of Finnair - Greg Kaldahl to leave Resource Management at the end of his four-year contract. Finnair has appointed Juha Järvinen (b. 1976, MBA...
September 11, 2014
Andreas Otto Named New CCO of Austrian Airlines

Andreas Otto (51), currently Executive Board Member for Product and Sales at Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt, was named to serve as the new Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines AG effective October 1, 2014. The appointment of Andreas ...
September 10, 2014
The Stafford London appoints David Monson as Resident Manager

The Stafford London has appointed David Monson as Resident Manager with immediate effect. Monson will oversee the day-to-day running of the hotel under General Manager, Christine Hodder. Following The Stafford London's recent announceme...
September 09, 2014
Corinthia Hotels Announces Three Key Appointments

Leading international hotel group, Corinthia Hotels, has just announced the creation of a new group Commercial Director role and the appointment of a new General Manager for their flagship London property. Matthew Dixon, formerly Gener...
September 08, 2014
Ulrike Ellmann Leaves VOK DAMS China To Return To VOK DAMS Services In Germany

The international branch VOK DAMS China is closely associated with the name Ulrike Ellmann, who was in charge of the two offices in China for eight years, and who managed them from Beijing. At the 10-year anniversary of VOK DAMS China, Ulri...
September 08, 2014
Stuart Forrester Appointed Executive Director of Historic Conference Centres of Europe

Stuart Forrester has been appointed as Executive Director of Historic Conference Centres of Europe (HCCE), the only international association of historic conference centres in the world, from 1st July 2014. Stuart succeeds John Thompson...
September 01, 2014
Steven McGovern Appointed As Director of Sales & Marketing At The Chelsea Harbour Hotel

The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London's only 5 star all-suite hotel, has announced the appointment of Steven McGovern as the new Director of Sales & Marketing. Steven joins the team following the acquisition and rebranding of the hotel in March...
August 27, 2014
Cathay Pacific Appoints New Head of Sales And Marketing For The UK and Ireland

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced the appointment of Adrian Bastow as Head of Sales and Marketing for the UK and Ireland. Based at the airline's UK head office in London, Adrian will be responsible for all online and offline sales and ma...
August 22, 2014
Austrian CCO Karsten Benz To Take On New Role At Lufthansa

Austrian Chief Commercial Officer Karsten Benz will be taking over the newly-created position of Group Infrastructure Officer of the Lufthansa Group, based in Frankfurt, from 1st October 2014 onwards. In this new function, he will be mergin...
August 18, 2014
Capita Travel and Events Appoints Steve Wilson As Director of Customer Relations

Capita Travel and Events has appointed Steve Wilson as director of customer relations. In the newly created role, Steve will be responsible for the agency's entire corporate and public sector travel account management team and customer rela...
August 07, 2014
Denise Capello Appointed As Business Acquisition Manager At Amsterdam RAI

Denise Capello has been appointed as the new Business Acquisition Manager for the exhibition industry at Amsterdam RAI as from 1 August 2014. The core business of Amsterdam RAI involves both organising events and offering space and servi...
August 06, 2014
Aleš Hozdecký Appointed New Managing Director of Prague Convention Bureau

Aleš Hozdecký has been appointed new managing director of Prague Convention Bureau. Three out of the eighteen candidates who applied for the position were shortlisted for the second round which took place on Thursday 31 July. PCB's Board o...
August 05, 2014
Chambers Travel Group Strengthens Sales Team

Chambers Travel Group has strengthened its sales team significantly with the appointment of two new senior executives, Daniel Von Weihe as executive vice president business development to head up the overall team, and Antony Elliott as vice...
July 28, 2014
Three New Additions As Church House Conference Centre Strengthens Event Team

Church House Conference Centre has welcomed three new faces to the venue as it strategically strengthens its events team. The three new roles have been created due to the increase in demand for events at the Westminster venue. The thre...
July 28, 2014
Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg Appoints Jesper Bo Henriksen As Its New General Manager

Corinthia Hotels has announced the appointment of international hotelier Jesper Bo Henriksen as the General Manager of Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg. With 12 years' experience as General Manager, this new role will see Jesper overseeing th...
July 28, 2014
The O2 Appoints Steve Sayer As New Commercial Services Director

London landmark venue, The O2, has announced the appointment of Steve Sayer as commercial services director. Steve joins The O2 from Manchester City Football Club, where he was operations director. Building a wealth of experience having b...
July 25, 2014
Martine Ainsworth-Wells Joins The European Tour Operators Association

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has appointed Martine Ainsworth-Wells to the newly created position, Director of Marketing & Commerce. The role will be responsible for the strategic management of all commercial, marketing, co...
July 24, 2014
Sally Balcombe Appointed New CEO For VisitBritain

Christopher Rodrigues, Chairman of VisitBritain, the strategic body for inbound tourism, today announced the appointment of Sally Balcombe as the organisation's next Chief Executive Officer, following a competitive appointment process and w...
July 23, 2014
St. Regis Bora Bora Announces New Sales Manager -- Europe

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort has announced Karine Vanhee as the new Sales Manager -Europe, effective September. Vanhee will be responsible for promoting the Resort throughout the European market. In 2011, Vanhee joined the St. Regis Bora...
July 22, 2014
imago Strengthens Event Management Team

imago has appointed Naomi Purvis to the role of Event Services Manager as it strengthens its event services offering. imago's event management team offers services that extend beyond the confines of imago itself. As well as arranging a...
July 22, 2014
High Calibre Industry Executives Join Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Team

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) continues to attract a high level of experienced industry professionals to its team as it prepares for opening in 2016. OCEC General Manager, Trevor McCartney said today he was delighted wit...
July 15, 2014
imago Targets Growth Through New Business Development Appointment

imago has appointed Richard Money as Senior Business Development Manager as the organisation focuses on building long term relationships with clients. Richard previously held business development roles at Zibrant, Q Lifestyle (Bonvo Travel ...
July 13, 2014
Alessandro Maurizio Cabella Appointed GM: Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Worldwide has announced the appointment of Alessandro Maurizio Cabella as general manager of the historic Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, a move which will see the skilled hotelier and native Italian take the reins...
July 08, 2014
CWT Announces New Senior Leader; Martine Gerow Appointed Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Martine Gerow has been appointed executive vice president & chief financial officer. Gerow will take up her position in September of this year. Based in Paris, she will report to Douglas...
July 04, 2014
Luca Finardi Appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Milan

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Luca Finardi as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Milan which is scheduled to open in 2015. His appointment is effective from 1 July, 2014. Mr Finardi has a wealth of e...
June 30, 2014
Chambers Travel Boosts Glasgow, Scotland team

Chambers Travel Group has appointed three additional business travel consultants at its Glasgow office in response to increased demand for servicing from existing clients and a surge in new business. Richard Jones has returned to Glasgow...
June 26, 2014
Kelly Baker To Lead New Board As President of ISES UK Chapter

Kelly Baker, Sales & Marketing Director of Well Dressed Tables & Spaceworks, part of Arena Group, will become the President of the International Special Events Society (ISES) UK Chapter when she starts her tenure 1st July 2014. Kelly, w...
June 23, 2014
Qatar Airways Chief Excecutive Officer Re-Elected To IATA's Chair Committee

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker has been re-elected onto the Chair Committee of the global aviation industry body, International Air Transport Association (IATA). Mr. Al Baker was elected to IATA'...
June 17, 2014
Travelport Appoints Mike Croucher As Chief Architect

Travelport, a leading travel commerce marketplace providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, has announced the appointment of Mike Croucher to the role of Chief Ar...
June 17, 2014
Business Visits & Events Partnership Congratulates Halliwell On MBE

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has congratulated Tracy Halliwell, Director of Major Events and Business Tourism at London & Partners following confirmation of her MBE this week for the work she and her colleagues have done ...
June 11, 2014
New Director of Exhibition Sales Appointed At SECC, Glasgow, Scotland

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC), has announced the appointment of Dan Thurlow as Director of Exhibition Sales. Most recently Dan was Portfolio Director for i2i Events Group. Dan brings with him world wide experience i...
June 09, 2014
Pacific World Appoints Patricia Silvio As Global Marketing Manager

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, has appointed Patricia Silvio as Global Marketing Manager, with immediate effect. Working at Pacific World as Regional Marketing Manager for EMEA since the end o...
June 06, 2014
AirPlus International Ltd Managing Director Yael Klein Leaves UK Arm To Become Head of Americas

AirPlus International announces today that Yael Klein has left her role as Managing Director UK and has been named Head of Americas, as well as President and CEO of its United States subsidiary, AirPlus International, Inc. The appointment i...
June 03, 2014
Sabre Appoints Shahin Taromsari As VP, Airline Solutions, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, has appointed Shahin Taromsari as vice president of Airline Solutions, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Taromsari will lead Sabre's airline busin...
May 26, 2014
Europe's PCO Association Leaders Line Up New EFAPCO Board and New Missions

Leading members from the national associations which make up the European Federation of the Associations of PCOs have elected Prague-based PCO Ivo Miksa as President for the next two years. His election, along with a dynamic new Board an...
May 19, 2014
Chambers Travel Events Continues Recruitment Drive On Back Of Exceptional Growth

Chambers Travel Events continues to expand its team with the appointment of Mike Leeson as senior events manager, Martha Allen as event co-ordinator, and Jade Lynch as digital marketing executive. The full service agency, part of the Chambe...
May 12, 2014
Jackie Boughton To Lead The Barbican Business Events' Sales Team

The Barbican has appointed Jackie Boughton as Head of Sales. The role will see her working across the Barbican's portfolio of venues, continuing its growth and commercial success in the domestic and international business events market. ...
May 09, 2014
Jan Peter Van Der Ree Takes Over As New General Manger At Park Hyatt Zurich

Jan Peter van der Ree has now taken over as General Manager at Park Hyatt Zurich. He succeeds Jacques Morand, who will himself be taking over van der Ree's previous position as General Manager at Grand Hyatt Istanbul. The Dutchman disco...
May 02, 2014
Lufthansa CEO Steps Down

The CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Christoph Franz, is stepping down with an operating profit of EUR 697m in the books for 2013. Adjusted for non-recurring items from the realignment of several corporate d...
April 30, 2014
Royal Jordanian CEO Hadidi Resigns; RJ Chairman Nasser Lozi To Take Over

Royal Jordanian's Board of Directors, at its session held on April 29, accepted the resignation of RJ CEO Amer Hadidi as of April 30, 2014. The board commended Hadidi's efforts during his tenure, which started on July 3, 2012. The Board ...
April 30, 2014
Grand Hyatt Dubai General Manager Wins Prestigious Hyatt Award

Grand Hyatt Dubai is proud and delighted to announce that its General Manager, John W. Beveridge, has been awarded the 2014 Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership. This prestigious award recognises individuals working for the Hyatt group who ...
April 08, 2014
SECC Announces Warden As Director Of Conference Sales

Kathleen Warden has been appointed as Director of Conference Sales at the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) taking over the position vacated by Ben Goedegebuure earlier this year. The news follows the recent announcement that P...
April 03, 2014
Zibrant Recognised By The Times As Top Employer For Women

Zibrant has today (Thursday 3 April) been named by The Times as one of 50 of the UK's top employers for women. The events agency has been placed amongst companies including Microsoft, Diageo and Credit Suisse, as a result of its commitme...
April 02, 2014
Stefan Resch Joins Park Hyatt Vienna As Executive Chef

Formerly the chef de cuisine at the well-known Restaurant "New York Grill & Bar" at Park Hyatt Tokyo, Stefan Resch now returns to his roots in Austria and will be responsible for the culinary line of Park Hyatt Vienna, opening in June 2014....
April 01, 2014
Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler Takes Over As New Managing Director of XING EVENTS

Dr. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler (36) is taking over as new managing Director of XING EVENTS, the event industry expert for attendee management and event marketing. Ziegler is taking over from the current managing director Norbert Stockmann, who is ...
April 01, 2014
Finnair Strengthens Commitment To Greater China With Two New Appointments

Finnair announced the appointment of Mr. Lars Olofsson as Sales Director Greater China effective 1 April 2014. He will assume overall responsibility for managing passenger sales activities in the region. Lars has more than 25 years of exper...
March 31, 2014
FCm Travel Solutions UK Appoints Head of Account Management

FCm Travel Solutions has promoted Ed Stalley as head of account management. Since joining Flight Centre Group in 2010 his career has progressed rapidly spanning team manager roles in both leisure and corporate travel, latterly as a national...
March 31, 2014
MICE Industry Veteran Rashid Toefy Joins MCI To Drive Long-Term Growth In Africa

MCI, a leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and a key driver of innovation in the international meetings, incentives, congress and events (MICE) industry, has announced the appointment of Rashid Toefy as Managin...
March 27, 2014
IAG CEO Willie Walsh To Serve As oneworld Governing Board Chairman

Willie Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of International Airlines Group (IAG), has been nominated by the Governing Board of oneworld to serve as its Chairman for the year ahead. He succeeds American Airlines' Chairman Tom Horton, who has f...
March 26, 2014
SEC Ltd Announces New Chief Executive For SECC and the SSE Hydro

Will Whitehorn, Chairman of the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre, has announced a new appointment for the Company today (Wednesday 26 March 2014). Peter Duthie (54) has been named as Chief Executive of Scottish Exhibition Centre L...
March 26, 2014
Martin Clubbe Appointed General Manager of The New Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa team has announced the appointment of Martin Clubbe as General Manager. Opening in Summer 2014, the hotel will be the newest addition to the YTL Hotels portfolio of luxury properties and part of the prestigious Lea...
March 18, 2014
The European Travel Commission Elects A New Chairman For Its Market Intelligence Group

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has elected Vincent Nijs, Research Manager at Visit Flanders, as the new Chairman of its Marketing Intelligence Group (MIG), the leading European tourism research network, with almost three decades of ex...
March 17, 2014
Toni Griggs To Leave ISES and Join George P Johnson

Toni Griggs, Operations Manager at the International Special Events Society (ISES) is leaving the association to join George P Johnson as Business Development Manager this spring. Toni began her career in the industry at ISES in 2010 an...
March 14, 2014
New Appointments For The Italian ICCA Committee

As is customary, at the end of a three-year work period, positions are renewed within the offices of the Italian ICCA Committee - the International Congress and Convention Association. And during the VII Federcongressi Convention, which end...
March 13, 2014
Egencia Names Sophie Krishnan Vice President of Global Marketing & Product

Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., has announced Sophie Krishnan as vice president of global marketing and product. Krishnan previously served as Egencia's vice president of strategy and business development. In her ...
March 11, 2014
ISES UK Welcome New Members To The Board

The International Special Events Society (ISES) UK Chapter has announced the appointment of two new board members, Metro Broadcast's Business Development Manager, Terence Corness and Robert Dunsmore, former Creative Director of the Freeman ...
March 10, 2014
MCI's Sumaira Isaacs Elected To IAPCO Council

MCI has announced that Sumaira Isaacs, Chief Operating Officer, MCI India, Middle East & Africa, has been elected to the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) council. IAPCO is a leading association in the...
March 10, 2014
Inbal Jerusalem Hotel Appoints New Executive Chef

The five-star deluxe Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has named Andreas Marinkovits its new executive chef, where he will oversee four restaurants, seven kitchens and 35 chefs. Marinkovits, trained in Europe and having worked at many notable hotels an...
March 04, 2014
New President For IAPCO

Michel Neijmann, Managing Partner, K2 Conference & Event Management Co., Istanbul, Turkey, is the new President of IAPCO, to take effect as of 1 April. "This is an extremely exciting chapter in my career" says Michel, "and I am making it...
March 03, 2014
Hillgate Travel Bolsters Growth Plans With Appointment of New Chief Technology Officer

Hillgate Travel in the UK is boosting its team with the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer. The new role supports the company's ambitious plans to offer leading technology solutions and IT strategies across all areas of the busin...
February 17, 2014
Dorsett Shepherds Bush Appoints Hilary Cross As General Manager

Dorsett Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Hilary Cross as General Manager for Dorsett Shepherds Bush, the group's first hotel venture in Europe, set to open in May 2014. In her capacity as General Manager, Hilary...
February 10, 2014
Carsten Spohr New CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG ("Lufthansa") has appointed Carsten Spohr as the future Chairman of the Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer during today's meeting. Currently, he oversees the business segment Lufthansa P...
February 07, 2014
Corporate Traveller UK Appoints Head of Client Relationships

Corporate Traveller UK has promoted Aisha Battersby as head of client relationships. She joined the company, as business development manager (BDM) in 2011, rising to BDM team leader a year later. In 2013 she was appointed senior BDM team le...
February 06, 2014
Dominic Short Joins MCI Zurich As Managing Director

MCI has announced the appointment of Dominic Short as Managing Director of MCI Zurich. With over 20 years' experience in strategic account management, sales and planning in the business travel and events industry, Dominic has an impressive ...
February 04, 2014
Jacqui Kavanagh Announced As HBAA Vice Chair For 2014

Jacqui Kavanagh, managing director of Trinity Event Solutions has been elected to the position of vice chair for the 2014 membership year. An active member of the HBAA since its inception in 1997, Jacqui will continue to help the associatio...
February 03, 2014
Sallie Coventry Appointed As New Portfolio Director For IBTM Events Portfolio

Following on from the recent announcement regarding the promotion of Craig Moyes as head of the newly structured Leisure Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions' (RTE) has confirmed that Sallie Coventry will be appointed as the new Portfolio Dir...
January 30, 2014
Peter De Wilde New President of the European Travel Commission

The 86th ETC's General Meeting held today in Brussels elected Mr Peter De Wilde, Toerisme Vlaanderen (Belgium), as President of the European Travel Commission for a three-year term. The appointment of Mr De Wilde follows the unexpected resi...
January 22, 2014
Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO To Lead BestCities In 2014

BestCities Global Alliance has announced Ms Karen Bolinger, CEO of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) as the 2014 Board Chair. With more than 20 years industry experience particularly in high level marketing and branding, Ms Bolinger ...
January 21, 2014
Hillgate Travel Appoints New Online Travel and Expense Solutions Manager

Hillgate Travel has announced the appointment of James Amos to the position of Online Travel and Expense Solutions Manager. Amos will report directly to Liz Carter -- Director of Operations and HR, and will be tasked with managing and devel...
January 21, 2014
Wellcome Collection Appoints Melanie Stacey As Commercial Development Manager

London's Wellcome Collection has announced the appointment of Melanie Stacey, who will take on the role of commercial development manager as the venue moves further into its £17.5 million renovation. Stacey joins the events team from th...
January 20, 2014
Karl Sandlund Appointed New Member of SAS Group Management

SAS President appoints a Chief Strategy Officer to Group Management. Karl Sandlund becomes Executive Vice President Strategic Initiatives, with responsibility for a new department focusing on strategy development. The appointment of Karl Sa...
January 20, 2014
New Director At Historical Conference Centres of Europe (HCCE)

Silke Asbeck CEO of the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal has been co-opted to the HCCE Board of Directors at the Fall General Assembly held in Barcelona on the 18th November 2013. President Armin Egger welcomed Silke to the Board and co...
January 15, 2014
FRHI Hotels & Resorts Appoints Aiden Mcauley To Senior Vice President Operations, Europe

FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI), the parent company of luxury and upper upscale hotel brands Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Aiden McAuley as Senior Vice Pres...
January 15, 2014
Tatjana Lulevic-Heyny Appointed As New Head of Sales For Austrian Airlines Group

Tatjana Lulevic-Heyny, 45, will be taking over the management of the Sales Division of the Austrian Airlines Group, as Vice President Sales, from 10 February 2014. A skilled graduate in business studies, Ms. Lulevic-Heyny will succeed Chris...
January 14, 2014
Marketing Liverpool Boosts Team

Marketing Liverpool has made two key appoints to bolster its team. Emma Bellis has been appointed as Head of Convention Bureau while Joe Keggin has been appointed as Press Officer for the Visitor Economy. Emma, who previously worked at M...
January 13, 2014
Rony Timsit Appointed General Manager of The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel

The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel named international hotelier; Rony Timsit its new general manager. Timsit brings more than three decades of experience managing luxury properties to the five star deluxe, 283-room Inbal Jerusalem Hotel and Spa. ...
January 08, 2014
Jo Layton Joins The Apartment Service As Managing Director - Group Commercial Sales

The Apartment Service has kicked off 2014 with the appointment of one of the best-known figures in the serviced apartment industry. Jo Layton joins the Wimbledon-based apartment operator and agency as Managing Director - Group Commercia...
December 31, 2013
Kaisa Vikkula Leaves Finnair

The head of Finnair's Travel Services and a member of Finnair's Executive Board, D.Sc. (Econ.), Kaisa Vikkula leaves Finnair on January 31, 2014. She has worked at Finnair since 2006. Most recently Vikkula has been responsible for Finnair T...
December 21, 2013
Paul Boyle Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Capita Travel and Events

Capita Travel and Events has appointed Paul Boyle as chief executive officer. This appointment comes six months after Paul joined the multi-specialist travel, accommodation and events company as chief operating officer. Paul, a recogni...
December 19, 2013
Will Whitehorn Appointed Chairman of Scottish Exhibition Centre Ltd

The Board of Scottish Exhibition Centre Ltd (SECC), in Glasgow, has announced the appointment of Will Whitehorn as Chairman of the company. He has been a non-executive director of the SECC since November 2010 and will take over as Chairman...
December 16, 2013
The Meetings Show Strengthens Sales Team

Due to increased demand The Meetings Show has expanded its sales team with the appointment of a new member - Will Platt. The move comes as The Meetings Show looks to capitalise on the significant interest from new and returning exhibitors a...
December 13, 2013
Gerhard Pitsch Appointed As New Chief Pilot, Austrian Airlines

Gerhard Pitsch (48) has been appointed as the new Chief Pilot at Austrian Airlines. He will succeed Rolf Brand as of 1 January 2014, who is to return to SWISS at the end of this year. As the "Postholder Flight Operations", Pitsch will there...
December 04, 2013
Great Hotels of the World Announces New Strategy; Appoints New Regional Sales Director

Great Hotels of the World, the global hotel sales and representation company, has announced a new shift in focus in response to changes in the hospitality industry. The company's new direction moves it away from the traditional representati...
November 28, 2013
Monika Kircher Appointed to the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines

Monika Kircher (56), Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG, was elected at today's Annual General Meeting to serve as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG. She succeeds Ms. Theresa Jordis, who un...
November 28, 2013
Ben Goedegebuure To Join The Maritz Travel Company As Global General Manager EMEA

Ben Goedegebuure will step down from his role as Sales Director at the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) to join the Maritz Travel Company in a newly created role as Global General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa...
November 27, 2013
Site International Foundation Announces Board of Trustees For 2014

The Site International Foundation has introduced a distinguished list of global travel and hospitality industry leaders who will serve as the Site International Foundation Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2014. The Site Internation...
November 26, 2013
New Appointments At ISES International and ISES EMEA

The International Special Events Society (ISES) have announced new roles for UK event professionals Andy Callin, former Managing Director of Sound by Design and James Morgan, Marketing Director of Crewsaders. Andy has been appointed as t...
November 25, 2013
New Dusit Director of Sales In Dubai

Leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International has announced the latest addition to its growing Dubai-based Middle East and Africa Regional Sales Office team, Mr. Ahmed Talaat, to the position of Director of Sales. Mr. Talaat joins...
November 20, 2013
eRevMax Upgrades Its Sales Management Leadership In Asia and Europe

eRevMax, leading online distribution and channel management solution provider for the hospitality industry, today announced the appointment of John Seaton as Vice President - Sales, EMEA and APAC. John will be responsible for the continued ...
November 19, 2013
Qatar Airways Appoints David Edwards To Lead Qatar Executive

Qatar Airways has appointed David Edwards as Executive Vice President to lead the growing business of its corporate jet arm, Qatar Executive. Announcing the appointment during the Dubai Air Show, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akb...
November 18, 2013
John Greenway 2013 JMIC Profile and Power Award Recipient

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced the winner of the 2013 JMIC Profile and Power Award as Mr. John Greenway, former UK Member of Parliament. The award was made in recognition of Mr. Greenway's ongoing work over the pas...
November 18, 2013
AEG Ogden Announces Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre GM

Internationally respected convention centre executive, Trevor McCartney has been appointed the inaugural General Manager at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. Mr McCartney's appointment was announced today by Geoff Donaghy, the Directo...
November 18, 2013
Patrick Delaney Receives EIBTM 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

Patrick Delaney, Vice President, Industry Relations at MCI Group was presented with the EIBTM 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at yesterday's EIBTM Forum, which took place at the Palau de Congressos, Fira Montjuic, Barcelona City Centre. ...
November 12, 2013
ACTE Confers Highest Level of Professional Recognition On BCD's Chris Crowley

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has conferred its highest honor on Chris Crowley, Senior Vice President, Global Client Team EMEA at BCD Travel. Described as "a visionary, a motivator, and a natural leader," Crowley received A...
November 05, 2013
eRevMax Adds Enterprise Integration Expert Stephen Burke To Its Leadership Team

Online travel distribution and channel management specialist, eRevMax, has announced the appointment of Stephen Burke as Vice President, Connectivity and Enterprise Integration. Based in Prague, Stephen will focus on strengthening and strea...
November 05, 2013
FCm Travel Solutions Promotes James Runnicles To The Position of UK Head of Sales

Runnicles joined parent company Flight Centre Limited in 2003 as a retail travel consultant, but moved to the business travel side of the group one year later. He has since held key business development manager (BDM) roles for both Corporat...
November 05, 2013
CWT Energy, Resources & Marine Strengthens Management Structure; New Senior Appointments

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, the specialist energy and resource services division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), has strengthened its global leadership team to support its rapidly expanding business which in 2012 experienced an annual...
November 04, 2013
Miguel Neves Announced As New MPI UK & Ireland Chapter President

Following the news that James Samuel has stepped down as President of Meeting Professionals International, UK & Ireland Chapter, it has been announced that Miguel Neves, Senior Online Community Manager, IMEX Group, has been nominated by the...
November 04, 2013
HBAA Appoints Louise Goalen To Events Committee

The HBAA, the trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community, has announced that Louise Goalen (head of travel & venue finding for Universal WorldEvents) has joined the HBAA Events Committee. The committee is ...
October 24, 2013
The Mermaid Conference and Events Centre Grows Team With Five Appointments

The Mermaid Conference and Events Centre has expanded its team with five new recruits following a restructure of the conference and events department. Maria Cena, previously senior sales manager at The Mermaid, has been promoted to comme...
October 22, 2013
Eurostar Appoints Christopher Jenner To New Role As Creative Director

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe, announced today the appointment of respected international designer, Christopher Jenner, to the role of Creative Director. The newly created position, which is ...
October 16, 2013
Barbican Strengthens Business Events Team

As part of the Barbican's ongoing commitment to its Business Events team, it has promoted Oliver Hargreaves to the position of Business Development Manager and appointed Nia Edwards as Business Events Executive, following it most successful...
October 11, 2013
New Director At The InterCityHotel Mannheim, Germany

Locally born Joachim Sommer has been at the helm of the InterCityHotel Mannheim since the beginning of October, having made the move from the nearby InterCityHotel Speyer, where he held the position of Director until mid-2012. There was...
October 07, 2013
Chris Parnham Confirmed For Second Term As HBAA Chair

The HBAA Board and Executive committee have elected current Chairman, Chris Parnham for a second year in the post. The HBAA has experienced some restructuring since the end of last year; the departure of Peter Ducker, and the recent app...
October 03, 2013
Global Alliance Appoints Its First Chair

The Global Alliance today announces the appointment of Ms Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer of Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), as its new Chair. Global Alliance is an international group of conference and exhib...
October 02, 2013
Roberto Payer Appointed General Manager of New Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Roberto Payer as general manager of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. The new hotel is set to open in spring 2014 as the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in The Netherlands. Italian born Payer brin...
October 02, 2013
Budapest Airport Promotes Kam Jandu To Chief Commercial Officer

Budapest Airport has announced the promotion of Kam Jandu to the position of Chief Commercial Officer, following a management restructure and streamlining of operations at the leading central European hub. Effective immediately, Kam will ...
September 25, 2013
Dusit International Appoints MEA Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

Leading Asian hospitality group, Dusit International, has appointed Mr. Sameh Shawkat to the position of Regional Director of Sales and Marketing - Middle East and Africa, based in the Dubai MEA Regional office. Mr. Shawkat will focus o...
September 21, 2013
Ovation's Aoife Delaney Elected Site Vice President for 2014

Ovation Global DMC, the Destination Services Division of MCI, is proud to announce that Aoife Delaney, Director of Global Sales, has been elected Vice President of the Site Board of Directors for 2014. Aoife's appointment continues a st...
September 10, 2013
Vueling Airlines Appoints Ulla Siebke As The New Country Manager For Germany

In a move to support Vueling's expansion plans in Germany, Ulla Siebke has been appointed as Country Manager for Germany, effective immediately. With this newly established position Vueling, Spain's largest airline, will further strengthen ...
September 05, 2013
Pascal Lamy To Chair The World Committee On Tourism Ethics

The 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly unanimously approved the designation of Mr. Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as the new Chairman of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics. Mr. Pas...
September 02, 2013
CEO Contract Extended To 2019 For Fraport's Dr. Stefan Schulte

Fraport AG's supervisory board has approved a five-year contract extension for the company's executive board chairman (CEO) Dr. Stefan Schulte. His current term as CEO, which expires in August 2014, will be extended until August 31, 2019. ...
August 29, 2013
New Faces At Maastricht Convention Bureau

Two new faces at the Maastricht Convention Bureau. Jan Kees Dunning, CEO of the Maastricht Health Campus, has joined the board. Judith Nijssen is the new Sales Manager Meetings & Incentives. The Maastricht Convention Bureau is a foundation ...
August 26, 2013
Anssi Komulainen, Head of Customer Service, Leaves Finnair

Head of Customer Service Anssi Komulainen has announced he will leave his duties as the head of Customer Service and as a member of Finnair's Executive and Management Boards on August 31, 2013, and continue as a senior advisor until the end...
August 21, 2013
Wilderness Holdings Announces Keith Vincent As CEO of Wilderness Safaris

The Board of Directors of Wilderness Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Keith Vincent as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Keith has been acting CEO for the last five months, having previously served for six year...
August 15, 2013
New Dusit Appointments In Dubai And Maldives

Leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International announces the appointment of two new Sales and Marketing Directors at their Dusit Thani Dubai and Dusit Thani Maldives locations. The Directors join during the company's Year of Expansi...
August 09, 2013
Juliet Price Announced As Executive Director Of The HBAA

The HBAA has strengthened its positioning as the trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community with the immediate appointment of Juliet Price as Executive Director. The HBAA's Board of Directors conducted ...
August 05, 2013
UK AirPlus Team Successfully Completes The Epic 100km Trailwalker Challenge

Over the weekend (27th -- 28th July) all three teams successfully charged over the 100km trail along the South Downs near the English south coast, in under 30 hours. The event presented sunshine, rain, thunder, lightning, blisters, stra...
July 29, 2013
FCm Travel Solutions Appoints Specialist Multinational Sales Team

FCm Travel Solutions has brought together five of its leading regional sales leaders to form a specialist global sales team dedicated to winning and retaining multinational clients. The team consists of sales leaders from across FCm's...
July 26, 2013
Mark Jones Joins AirPlus In The UK To Head Up Sales & Partnerships Teams

After five and a half years acting as Sales Director at Concur Technologies, and with over 18 years leading successful sales teams, Mark Jones is delighted to be embarking on a new role within AirPlus. Concur Technologies is a provider ...
July 15, 2013
James Hogan Named Aviation Industry's Executive Leader Of The Year

James Hogan, President and CEO of Etihad Airways, has been recognised for his "outstanding strategic thinking and leadership" in winning the Executive Leadership category at the prestigious annual Airline Strategy Awards, held in London. ...
July 15, 2013
New General Manager & Lodge Manager At Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa

Singita has appointed a new General Manager and Lodge Manager at Singita Kruger National Park in South Africa. Peter Sawyer will bring his extensive hospitality experience to Singita as General Manager of Singita Kruger National Park and Ba...
July 15, 2013
Zibrant Appoints New Global Events Client Services Director, Mark Rose

Venue finding and events company Zibrant, has announced the appointment of Mark Rose as Client Services Director for its Global Events division. Mark Rose, previously Head of Client Services at Communique, boasts an impressive repertoire...
July 09, 2013
VisitBritain Integrates Marketing Responsibilities

VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, has reshaped its marketing department with the announcement that Philip Taylor has been appointed as Head of Marketing. Taylor, who has been VisitBritain's Head of Digital for the last 20 months...
July 09, 2013
New Board For ISES UK Ahead of AGM

ISES UK has announced its new board for next year and will be introduced at the associations AGM on Tuesday 16th July at Dutch Hall in central London. The summer soiree will be the first event to be held at the historic venue and will look ...
July 09, 2013
MCI Annouces New Generation Leadership At Ovation Global DMC

"MCI started over 25 years ago as a destination management company in Geneva so DMC is a foundational, legacy competency within the company. MCI offers DMC services both stand-alone under the Ovation brand and as part of MCI's unique end-to...
July 02, 2013
Thierry Prunier Joins Traveldoo As Senior Sales Director

Traveldoo, the web and mobile platform provider for business travel and expense management, today announced that Thierry Prunier will lead the company's sales activities in France and Europe as Senior Director, reporting to Nabih El Aroussi...
June 27, 2013
MCI's Gerrit Jessen Elected To MPI's International Board of Directors

Gerrit Jessen, Regional Managing Director (MCI Germany, Austria and Czech Republic), has been elected to Meeting Professionals International's (MPI) International Board of Directors. MPI's mission is to provide its members with the latest p...
June 17, 2013
Capita Travel and Events Appoints Paul Boyle As Chief Operating Officer

Capita travel and events has appointed Paul Boyle as chief operating officer. Paul, a recognised leader in the global business travel industry will take up his post from 1st July. In a newly created role for the multi-specialist travel, ...
June 17, 2013
UFI Selects Future President From Latin America

Meeting in Malmo, Sweden on the occasion of its Open Seminar in Europe, UFI has selected Andrés Lopez-Valderrama as its incoming President effective November 2013. The UFI Presidential term builds on a three year cycle: one year as Incom...
June 14, 2013
Lime Venue Portfolio Appoints Cluster Head of Sales -- Stadia

Clare Marsden has been appointed as cluster head of sales overseeing the procurement of meetings and events revenue at three of Lime Venue Portfolio's most prestigious sporting stadia in the north: Leeds United, Sheffield United and Leicest...
June 10, 2013
Cape Town Tourism Announces New CEO Appointment

After an extensive and competitive recruitment process, the new CEO of Cape Town Tourism has been announced as Enver Duminy. The appointment was announced at the City of Cape Town’s Tourism, Events and Marketing Portfolio Committee ...
June 10, 2013
European Cities Marketing Announce New President and Board Members

At the General Assembly of European Cities Marketing held in Copenhagen, on June 2013 Ignacio de Delás (Barcelona) was elected as the Association's new President. "This role is a great honour and a privilege but it will also be a challen...
June 10, 2013
Choice Hotels Europe Appoints Corporate Account Manager In UK

Choice Hotels Europe, the company behind the Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands in Europe and part of Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the largest hotel companies with 6,200 hotels worldwide, today announced the appointment of Sof...
May 28, 2013
HRG Employee Recognised As Operations Manager Of The Year At The People Awards 2013

Nathan Cartledge of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), the award-winning international corporate services company, was awarded Operations Manager of the Year at The People Awards, held on Friday at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London....
May 28, 2013
Zibrant's Anthony Coyle-Dowling Awarded Business Development Manager of the Year Award

Zibrant's Anthony Coyle-Dowling was awarded Business Development Manager of the Year at the prestigious People Awards which recognise excellence in business travel. Taking place on Friday 23rd May the awards were presented to mark outs...
May 23, 2013
PCMA Announces Global Meetings Executive Of The Year Award Recipient

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced the recipient of the Global Executive of the Year Award as David Williams, Executive Director, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). The award, present...
May 23, 2013
Martin Boyle joins BESydney As Client Relationship Manager UK/Europe

Australia's leading convention bureau, Business Events Sydney (BESydney), continues to add to its team of leading industry professionals, with Martin Boyle joining the company as Client Relationship Manager UK/Europe on 13 May. Martin ha...
May 22, 2013
Dion Bassett New Operations Director At Congrex UK

Dion Bassett has been appointed Operations Director at Congrex UK with effect from 1 July 2013. She will be based in the London office. Dion Bassett will be leaving her position as Operations Director at Kenes UK, which she has held sinc...
May 07, 2013
Capita Travel and Events Appoints Head of Operations For Meetings and Events

Capita travel and events, a leading travel, accommodation and events organisation, has appointed Mark Fry as head of operations for meetings and events, a newly created role for the business. Mark was previously the director of sales and...
May 02, 2013
Orient-Express Hotels Announces Core Leadership Appointments

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. has taken positive steps to strengthen its core leadership with the appointment of three Vice Presidents bringing new talent to its management team. Amrita Bhalla will join the Company as Vice President, Global H...
April 30, 2013
Barbara Schadler New Head of Corporate Communications At Lufthansa Group

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has appointed Barbara Schädler as Head of Corporate Communications of the Lufthansa Group. She will take over on 1 July 2013 from Jürgen Homeyer, who has been in charge of corporate communication...
April 29, 2013
Pacific World Appoints Mark Searle As UK Based Sales Manager

Pacific World has appointed Mark Searle as its UK based sales manager focusing primarily on the development of business to its EMEA destinations. Mark takes up his position on 29th April 2013 and reports to Maria del Campo, Head of Sales in...
April 24, 2013
PPHE Hotel Group Strengthens Sales Strategy; Appoints Manju Goel As Director, Sales EMEA

PPHE Hotel Group Limited, owner and operator of full service upscale and lifestyle hotels, including Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts in Europe and art'otel has announced the promotion of Manju Goel from Director of Sales, UK to Director of Sale...
April 24, 2013
Austrian Airlines Group Appoint Bernd Hartweger As New Head of Product & Marketing

Bernd Hartweger (41) is to take over as Vice President of the Product and Marketing Division of the Austrian Airlines Group. Hartweger takes over from Peter Baumgartner, who left the company in 2012. Hartweger, who is currently still the CE...
April 24, 2013
andBeyond Strengthens Global Leadership Through New Appointment

&Beyond is excited to announce the appointment of Mark Wheeler as Regional Managing Director -- East Africa and South Asia from 1st May 2013 based in our Nairobi office to help us accelerate the growth of &Beyond's business, presence and ca...
April 19, 2013
ITM Announces New Vice Chairman

ITM announced this week that Sarah Makings, Global Travel Category Manager -- KPMG and ITM Buyer Board Director has been appointed as ITM Vice Chairman. The announcement was made after the closing Plenary session at the ITM Conference this ...
April 12, 2013
European Travel Commission Elects Manuel Butler As New President

Mr Manuel Butler, Director General of Tourspain (Spain) was elected President of the European Travel Commission (ETC) at the 84th General Meeting in Dublin (Ireland) on 11th April. Mr Manuel Butler succeeds Ms Petra Hedorfer of the German N...
April 11, 2013
New Director Appointed For The Hydro and SECC Glasgow

The SECC, Glasgow has announced the appointment of John Langford as Director, Concerts, Events & Ticketing. John was previously Chief Operating Officer of Big Concerts, listed as South Africa's top international concert promoter, and br...
April 10, 2013
GlobalStar Travel Management Elects New Global Chairman

GlobalStar Travel Management has announced the appointment of Mathew Cummings (CFO & COO at Travizon Travel Management in Boston USA) as its new Global Chairman. Effective the 1st April Matt takes over from the outgoing Chairman Jeremy Bull...
April 08, 2013
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Appoints New Leader of Europe, Africa & Middle East Region

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that Roeland Vos, long-time President of Starwood's Europe, Africa, & Middle East ("EAME") region, will step down and be succeeded by Michael Wale, a 35-year Starwood veteran who most ...
April 04, 2013
Finnair Appoints Pekka Vauramo As CEO

Finnair's Board of Directors has appointed Pekka Vauramo CEO of Finnair as of June 1, 2013. Vauramo, age 55, has been based in Hong Kong since 2010 and currently works as COO of the MacGregor Business Area of Cargotec, a Finnish cargo and l...
April 04, 2013
Cape Grace Appoints Philma Gomes As New Director of Sales & Marketing

The award-winning Cape Grace in Cape Town has announced the appointment of Philma Gomes as its new Director of Sales & Marketing. Philma's extensive expertise in the hospitality industry is sure to contribute to Cape Grace's reputation as ...
April 03, 2013
Ivan Walter Appointed CEO of GTA, Kuoni Global Travel Services' FIT Business Unit

Effective 1 April 2013, Ivan Walter has been appointed CEO of GTA where he was previously Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing & Product Development. GTA is Kuoni's business to business provider of ground products and services for full...
April 03, 2013
CWT Meetings and Events Expands Its Global Team

CWT Meetings and Events announced that it is continuing to reinforce its team to manage and support the strong growth of its business. "We are seeing a lot of activity in the industry at the moment: expansion but also consolidation wit...
March 27, 2013
Warwick International Hotels Appoints New Tandem At The Head of Its Hotels In Brussels

After six years at the head of its hotels in Brussels, Louis Vanheusden was offered by the Warwick International Hotels Group (WIH) new responsibilities of international stature. He will now oversee operations for the hotels of the Collecti...
March 21, 2013
Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) Appoints New Managing Director of HRG Belgium

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), the award-winning international corporate services company, has appointed Alain Depauw as Managing Director,HRG Belgium. Ian Windsor, Managing Director -- HRG Europe North, said: "I am delighted to confirm Al...
March 20, 2013
ISES UK Appoints New Membership Director

ISES UK Chapter has appointed Cecilia Lavin to the role of Director of Membership. The role focuses on the engagement with existing ISES UK members and ensuring that chapter members gain maximum benefit from, and involvement with, the assoc...
March 11, 2013
Luc Hendrickx Appointed To The Board Of The Kenes Group In A Strategic Role

The Kenes Group has assigned Luc Hendrickx as Member of the Board of Directors with specific responsibility for strategic development and governance, effective 1 March 2013, for an initial period of six months. The appointment signals the c...
March 11, 2013
Pacific World Reinforces Presence in French Market; Recruits Sales Rep For Asia In France

Pacific World, the global DMC, Event Management, and PCO Company, has announced the recruitment of a new Sales Representative for Asia in the French market. Yann Le Rouge, who has joined the organisation following a career spanning ten year...
March 08, 2013
Global Sustainable Tourism Council Appoints CEO; Opens Madrid Office at WTO

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has announced the appointment of Mauro Marrocu as its new Chief Executive Officer. Marrocu will lead the organization through its next phase of growth and extended global partnerships, which inc...
March 07, 2013
Christophe Renard Appointed New Leader of CWT Solutions Group

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announced that Christophe Renard is appointed vice president of the company's global consulting arm, CWT Solutions Group. Renard succeeds Nick Vournakis, who is appointed senior vice president, Global Marketing...
March 07, 2013
Starwood Announces Key Appointments; Ramps Up Sales Resources In Fast Growing Markets

From ITB Berlin in Germany, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that it has made two key appointments within its sales organization and plans to expand resources globally. Asad Ahmed has been named Vice President of Sale...
February 27, 2013
Lord Sebastian Coe 'Honoured To Receive' National Outdoor Event Association President's Award

The National Outdoor Event Association (NOEA) will recognise Lord Sebastian Coe at its prestigious Industry Awards next week when the association pays tribute and thanks to companies and individuals who have excelled in their contribution t...
February 25, 2013
GenieMobile Appoints Jackie Groves As Global Sales And Marketing Director

GenieMobile has announced the appointment of Jackie Groves who will join the team as Global Sales and Marketing Director. Jackie will be responsible for managing and building GenieMobile's rapidly expanding portfolio of clients, bringing...
February 22, 2013
Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) Appoints New Managing Director of HRG France

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) has appointed Rémi Bouysset as Managing Director, HRG France, with immediate effect. Ian Windsor, Managing Director -- HRG Europe North, said: "I am delighted to confirm Rémi's appointment as MD for HRG in Fran...
February 22, 2013
Head of Corporate Sales Appointed At Center Parcs In The UK

Center Parcs has appointed Daniel Whittemore to the position of Head of Corporate Sales. As Head of Corporate Sales, Daniel will oversee the profitability within the division while leading the sales and marketing team to achieve corporate s...
February 22, 2013
PATA Appoints Daniela Wagner As PATA European Coordinator

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Ms Daniela Wagner as PATA European Coordinator, effective February 22, 2013. Mr Martin J Craigs, PATA CEO said: "I am delighted to welcome Ms Daniela Wagner to the PATA family. He...
February 20, 2013
Cologne Convention Bureau Team Reorganized

The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), which operates under the aegis of the Cologne Tourist Board, has been reorganized. Christian Woronka, who has been working for the CCB since 2008, is heading the team, and Lea Scholtysik is providing add...
February 15, 2013
Peter Gabrielsson Appointed To Head Finnair Cabin Service

Finnair has appointed Peter Gabrielsson as Vice President, Inflight Customer Service, as of March 1, 2013. He reports to Anssi Komulainen, Senior Vice President, Customer Service. Gabrielsson is also responsible for Finnair customer experie...
February 12, 2013
David Armstrong Appointed Managing Director At Congrex Travel AG

Travel and tourism specialist David Armstrong has been appointed new Managing Director at Congrex Travel AG with immediate effect. He succeeds Claudia Scherrer who will dedicate herself to the position of Operations Director. David Armst...
February 12, 2013
onefinestay Appoints Matt Turner As VP Marketing

onefinestay, the world's first unhotel, has announced the appointment of Matt Turner as VP Marketing. He is charged with leading a global marketing strategy to accelerate onefinestay's rapid growth and support its further city launches, wit...
February 12, 2013
Etihad Airways Appoints New General Manager In Cyprus

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed Rashed Saif Al Shabi as its new General Manager for Cyprus. The appointment of Mr Al Shabi follows the recent announcement that Etihad Airways' former ...
February 11, 2013
CWT Meetings & Events Expands Strategic Meetings Management Solutions Offering

CWT Meetings & Events has expanded its Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) Solutions practice by hiring Melissa Nahama as director, SMM Solutions + Analytics to support the growing needs of clients. In this newly created role, Nahama will d...
February 04, 2013
Mantis Collection: Zambezi Queen and Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve Appointments

The Mantis Collection has announced its new team responsible for the Zambezi Queen and the Stanley & Livingstone Private Game Reserve. André Barnard Jnr has been appointed General Manager and head of Sales & Marketing for the Zambezi Que...
February 04, 2013
Richard Young Announced As New Head Of Sales For Hillgate Travel

Hillgate Travel has announced the appointment of Richard Young to the position of Head of Sales, effective 4th February 2013. He will report directly to Angela Beetlestone, Director of Sales and Account Management at Hillgate Travel, and wi...
January 29, 2013
Baur Au Lac Executive Announcements

Michel Rey is ending his 30-year tenure as Managing Director of the Baur au Lac with his elevation to the hotel's board, and Wilhelm Luxem has been appointed the new Managing Director of the renowned Swiss hotel. The Rey family, includ...
January 29, 2013
Raffles Hotels & Resorts Appoints Andrew Abram As General Manager, Raffles Dubai

Peter French, President, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Andrew Abram as General Manager of Raffles Dubai. Mr. Abram began his new role on January 20, 2013. Peter French says, "I am delighted to welcome Andrew...
January 28, 2013
Portman Travel's Michael Hare Named RADIUS Chairman

RADIUS, the global travel management company, announced today that Portman Travel CEO Michael Hare has been appointed Chairman of the Board. Hare replaces Bill Tech, President and CEO of Travel and Transport, who has served as RADIUS chair...
January 23, 2013
Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Trust Conference Centre Add To Operations & Sales Teams

In response to ever-increasing demand, the Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Trust Conference Centre have further strengthened their operations and sales teams with three recent appointments. Joining the newly developed Wellcome Trust Co...
January 22, 2013
HRG's Head of International Operations Wins 'Outstanding Achievement' Business Travel Award

Shetal Raval of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) was presented the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 18th annual Business Travel Awards at London's Grosvenor House on Park Lane (January 21). The Business Travel Awards recognise and celebrate...
January 15, 2013
The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) Announces Two Appointments

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has made the double appointment of Carmel Dennis and Gaelle Connolly as secretariat and administrative support for the Partnership with effect from January. They have replaced Jenny Nathan ...
January 14, 2013
Michael Delion Appointed As New Head of Austrian Technical Services

Michael Delion (57) is to take over as Head of Austrian Airlines Technical Services as of 1st February 2013. The qualified aircraft mechanic and graduate engineer from the aviation and aerospace technology sector follows Burkard Wigger, who...
January 07, 2013
Wolfgang Prock-Schauer To Be The New CEO At airberlin

As of 7th January 2013, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, 56, will take over the post of Chief Executive Officer of Air Berlin PLC from Hartmut Mehdorn, who has been in the position on a transitional basis since 1st September 2011. At the same time P...
January 07, 2013
Hans Lafeber Joins Team Maastricht Convention Bureau

On January 7th, Hans Lafeber joined the team of the Maastricht Convention Bureau, as sales manager conventions. The Maastricht Convention Bureau is a foundation which promotes Maastricht & region as a destination for conferences and corpora...
January 07, 2013
Citi CEO Michael Corbat Announces Management Team

Citi Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat has announced the roles and responsibilities of the members of his management team and appointed Jamie Forese and Manuel Medina-Mora as Co-Presidents of Citi. Mr. Forese will be responsible for al...
December 26, 2012
Guillaume Durand Named Manager At The Royal Livingstone Hotel, Zambia

Sun International Zambia has appointed Guillaume Durand as the new Hotel Manager of The Royal Livingstone, its five-star property on the edge of Victoria Falls. Durand started his international hospitality career after he graduated in M...
December 20, 2012
HRG Appoint Worldwide Government Services Director

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) has appointed Lt Cl Mike Holmes (Retd) as Worldwide Government Services Director. Holmes will take up the new position from 1 January 2013 and will assume responsibility for all global Government business. Dav...
December 19, 2012
Zibrant Announces New Head of Brand and Marketing

Award-winning meetings and events agency Zibrant has appointed Carol Hernandez as its new Head of Brand and Marketing. Managing Director Sales and Marketing Fay Sharpe commented "Zibrant is proud of the success it has achieved and the ma...
December 17, 2012
Steigenberger Hotel Group Announces New Strategic Alignment of Divisions

The Steigenberger Hotel Group has modified its strategic alignment. The two brands Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts and InterCityHotel will now be strategically managed by three Vice Presidents of Operations acting in the divisions of Steig...
December 11, 2012
Alison Churchill Has Been Appointed ITM Midlands Regional Chairman

Alison has a wealth of public sector procurement experience having worked across NHS, local government and now a non-departmental public body, however it was working at the BBC that generated her interest in business travel. Her current ro...
December 11, 2012
Small Luxury Hotels of the World Announces New Executive Appointments

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced two new executive appointments with the arrival of Tim Davis as Global Marketing Director and Joyce Polsenberg as Area & Development Director. With experience earned at some of the wo...
December 03, 2012
Pacific World Announces New Management Board

Pacific World the global MICE player headquartered in Asia, has announced a number of changes to its international management board following their expansion into a global DMC, Event Management and PCO brand last year. Herve Joseph-Antoi...
November 30, 2012
Air Canada's Calin Rovinescu New Chairman of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board

Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB). He succeeds Rob Fyfe, CEO Air New Zealand, who held the post for the last two years...
November 28, 2012
James Hogan Named CAPA Aviation Executive Of The Year

Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, was named CAPA Aviation Executive of the Year 2012 at the Centre for Aviation's global awards for excellence and leadership, presented in Hong Kong (November 27). The CA...
November 28, 2012
CWT Appoints Kevin O'Connor Chief Information Officer

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced that Kevin O'Connor was appointed executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) on November 1, 2012. O'Connor is a member of the CWT executive team and reports to Douglas Anderson, ...
November 28, 2012
Lime Venue Portfolio's Kia Oval Strengthens Events Team

The Kia Oval, a unique venue offered as part of Lime Venue Portfolio and the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club has strengthened its events team with the appointment of Katie Peskett as operations manager. Katie's role starts with...
November 28, 2012
Klaus Froese Becomes New Managing Director of Tyrolean

Klaus Froese (49), currently the managing director of Lufthansa CityLine, is to become the new managing director of Tyrolean Airways from 1 February 2013. The flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group have been bundled in Tyrolean Ai...
November 15, 2012
Cologne Tourist Board Announces New Management Structure

On 13th November 2012, KölnTourismus GmbH officially took leave of its long-time procurator, Klaus Odenthal, who has gone into retirement. The ceremony was held during the Cologne Convention Bureau's (CCB) networking event at the Maritim Ho...
November 13, 2012
Dusit International Strategic Appointments To Boost European Sales

Two key new senior appointments designed to boost European driven business have been announced by Dusit International. Simon Trengove-Jones is the group's new Regional Director of Sales, Europe while German national, Marie-Rose Vesterli...
November 13, 2012
AIM Vienna Announces New Managing Director

AIM Group International Headquarters has announced a new member of its management team. Christian Friedl has recently been appointed as the new Managing Director for AIM Austria. C. Friedl joins the AIM leadership team from several years of...
November 13, 2012
UNWTO Announces Winners of The First UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Mr. Shao Qiwei, and the founder of the international hotel chain Meliá Hotels, Mr. Gabriel Escarrer Juliá, have been named as the first winners of the UNWTO Award for Lifetim...
November 12, 2012
GBTA Announces New Regional Director For Europe

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the appointment of Catherine McGavock to the position of Director, Operations for Europe. Ms McGavock will replace Paul Tilstone as the regional head for Europe, and will be respon...
November 07, 2012
GNTB Chief Executive Stands Down As President of the European Travel Commission (ETC)

Drawing a positive balance after more than two years at the head of the tourism organisation for Europe: in October 2012 Petra Hedorfer relinquished her post as President of the European Travel Commission (ETC). The Chief Executive Officer ...
November 02, 2012
Giuseppe Gambino Named Sales & Marketing Director, Nova Yardinia Resort, Apulia, Italy

The Italian Convention & Spa Resort Nova Yardinia, in order to strengthen its role in the Mice market (meetings and events), has launched a major restructuring of its sales network by appointing sales & marketing director Mr. Giuseppe Gambi...
November 01, 2012
Business Visits & Events Partnership UK Agrees Vice Chair Positions

At its Partnership meeting in Glasgow earlier this month, the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) agreed the appointment of four Vice Chairs for 2013; Samme Allen, President, MPI UK Chapter; Richard Foulkes, ISES International; Simo...
October 31, 2012
Eurostar's New Culinary Director, Michelin Starred Chef Raymond Blanc, OBE

Eurostar has announced the appointment of world renowned Michelin starred chef, Raymond Blanc as its Culinary Director. The exciting new gastronomic partnership will see Raymond share his passion for promoting the very best in sustainable a...
October 30, 2012
ICCA Elections: Francesca Manzani From AIM Group International Re-Elected To Board

Francesca Manzani , Business Manager and Head of Florence office of AIM Group International was re-elected in the Board of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association for her second two-year mandate. Francesca who stood for ...
October 26, 2012
HRG Appoints New Managing Director of HRG Germany

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) has appointed Wolfgang Strasser as Managing Director, HRG Germany, with immediate effect. Ian Windsor, Managing Director -- HRG Europe North, said: "I am delighted to confirm Wolfgang's appointment as MD for ...
October 24, 2012
Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) Promote Warden To Head of Association Sales

Kathleen Warden has been promoted to Head of Association Sales at the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC). The move follows the departure of Robin Miller from conference sales and comes as part of a restructure of the sales depar...
October 14, 2012
Greeley Koch Named New ACTE Executive Director

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced the appointment of Greeley Koch as its new executive director. The official announcement was made at the ACTE Global Education Conference in Rome. Koch, a former ACTE presi...
October 12, 2012
Travelport Commercial Management Structure Aligned To Global Business Objectives

Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced a number of commercial team changes, all designed to further build on the delivery of its ongoing strategic business objectives. Focusing on accele...
October 11, 2012
Toni Hinterstoisser Appointed GM At Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts have appointed Toni Hinterstoisser as general manager of Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. Originally from Berlin, the forty-year-old brings more than twenty years of international hospitality experience to Amsterdam. ...
October 10, 2012
Peter Ducker To Step Down As HBAA Executive Director

Peter Ducker, Executive Director of the HBAA, has announced that he will be stepping down from the position following the Association's AGM on 11th January 2013. A founding member and passionate advocate of the HBAA, Peter was the Associ...
October 09, 2012
Marc Gordien Joins World Route Development Consultants, ASM

ASM, the world route development consultants, has announced a further senior appointment who will be joining the new ASM team in November. This appointment continues to build on a new era for ASM, the sister company of Routes and Airport...
October 09, 2012
HRG Expands Europe North Region

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), the award-winning international corporate services company, has announced that, in addition to his existing role, Ian Windsor, Managing Director - HRG Europe North, will assume responsibility for both HRG France a...
October 08, 2012
FCm Travel Solutions UK Promotes Jo Greenfield To Brand Leader

Her career with parent company Flight Centre Limited spans some 14 years having joined in 1999 as a retail travel consultant in Flight Centre's London Goodge Street branch. Rising through the company, Greenfield's roles have included openin...
October 05, 2012
Ruben Wester-Ebbinghaus Appointed Management Director of VOK DAMS Munich

The Munich office of VOK DAMS, agency of events and live-marketing, has appointed a new lead in October: Ruben Wester-Ebbinghaus (41) will apply his 15 years of experience and expertise in live-marketing as management director of VOK DAMS M...
September 27, 2012
UBM Live Announces New Group Event Managers

UBM Live has announced that International Confex and Live Experience Event Manager, James Samuel will take on a new role as Group Event Manager for the venues and leisure exhibitions. This position will see Samuel manage Leisure Industry We...
September 25, 2012
Brendan Dwyer Joins Hyatt Global Sales Office As Director of Global Sales, UK & Ireland

Brendan Dwyer has joined the Hyatt Global Sales Office in London as the new Director of Global Sales for the U.K. & Ireland. In his new role Brendan leads the sales team and has responsibility for the MICE, Corporate, Leisure and Entertainm...
September 25, 2012
The Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT)

Some of the most iconic names in global business have joined together to form The Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT), a group of global corporations that recognizes that business can play a role in the effort to end...
September 25, 2012
Corporate Traveller UK Appoints New Head of Client Relationship Management

Corporate Traveller UK has promoted James Galilee to head of client relationship management. He takes over the role from David Richardson who is transferring to the company's New York office to set up Corporate Traveller's client relationsh...
September 24, 2012
VOK DAMS Appoints Monty Metzger For Hybrid Events

Nowadays, hybrid elements determine the success of an event. Mobile, social & local are the tools merging digital with live experiences -- hybrid events. This thesis is proven by several projects, commissions and studies carried out by VOK ...
September 24, 2012
Puneet Chhatwal Appointed As New CEO At Steigenberger Hotels AG

The Supervisory Board of Steigenberger Hotels AG has appointed Puneet Chhatwal as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Management Board. From January 1, 2013 onwards and together with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Matthias Heck, Chhatwa...
September 20, 2012
airberlin Streamlines Management Structure

On September 19th airberlin unveiled several initiatives to strengthen its management structure and streamline the operation of its Board. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, an experienced airline industry executive, will join the management team ...
September 20, 2012
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Appoints Wayne Taylor To Oversee Global Development

With more than 25 active hotel developments and many more in its pipeline, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI), the parent company of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, have announc...
September 17, 2012
Conferma Makes Board Appointments; Opens Two North American Offices

Conferma, the expert in Travel and Expense (T&E) booking, settlement and reconciliation technology, has announced, as part of its international expansion plans, Sabre's former European head Martin Cowley is joining the Conferma board. A ...
September 17, 2012
New General Manager Appointed For Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Turkey

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Turkey is delighted to announce the appointment of Kai A. Winkler as the new General Manager of the hotel. Winkler, a German national, will be joining the team of the stylish and luxurious property at the begin...
September 13, 2012
Etihad Airways Expands Commercial Team In Saudi Arabia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has expanded its commercial team in Saudi Arabia with the addition of two new sales positions in the Riyadh and Jeddah offices. The new appointments are Aiyaz Khot, ...
September 11, 2012
ETOA Appoints Linda Haydon As Manager Responsible For Group Tourism

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has announced the appointment of Linda Haydon as Manager responsible for Group Tourism. Linda Haydon has worked in the travel business, specialising in coach touring, for more than forty ye...
September 10, 2012
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Annouces New Chair - Rees To Stand Down, Macphie To Take Over

James Rees, current Chair of ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter, is to step down after four and a half years in the position with Kerrin MacPhie, Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool, set to take on the position from October 2012. Rees has been on...
September 10, 2012
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Announces Personnel Appointments around the Globe

Fairmont has announced several recent management and supervisory-level appointments at its properties worldwide. These include: Karl Kruger, who joins Fairmont as general manager, Fairmont Newport Beach. With over 30 years of hospitalit...
August 28, 2012
Changes Announced At Liverpool Convention Bureau

Liverpool Convention Bureau has announced that Convention Bureau Manager, Carol O'Reilly, is set to leave the organisation in September 2012. Carol, who joined the destination team in 2007, played an instrumental role in helping to set ...
August 21, 2012
Kai A. Winkler Appointed As New General Manager For Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Turkey has announced the appointment of Kai A. Winkler as the new General Manager of the hotel. Winkler, a German national, will be joining the team of the stylish and luxurious property at the beginning of Sep...
August 17, 2012
Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Appoints New Senior Team Members

Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 has announced two new appointments to its senior team, both set to start this month. Marcus Gregs joins the hotel as Executive Chef and Daniel Hollett as Director of Sales and Marketing. Marcus ...
August 09, 2012
Horwath HTL Director Elected As Chairperson, Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa

Michele De Witt, Director of the South African office of Horwath HTL, has been elected as Chairperson of the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa -- responsible for the Western and Northern Cape provinces in South Africa. ...
July 31, 2012
Pacific World Appoints Gill Dewar As National Sales Representative For South Africa

Pacific World, a leading MICE business in Asia and Europe, has appointed Gill Dewar as Sales Representative for South Africa. The new appointment supports Pacific World's drive to strengthen their sales force and expand its current Events M...
July 30, 2012
ICCA Launches New Regional Representation For Africa And Middle East

Consistent growth in ICCA's global membership and the concurrent expansion of the international association congress market are the twin foundations that have enabled ICCA's Board of Directors to announce the opening of two new regional off...
July 19, 2012
New Director of Sales & Account Management At cievents

Worldwide conference and events specialist cievents has appointed John Kelly as director of sales & account management. He joins from Melia Hotels international where he was director of global sales MICE UK, Ireland and Scandinavia for two ...
July 16, 2012
Ramon Alvarez, Founder & President of Convenco Group Passes Away

Ramon Alvarez, founder and president of Convenco Group, conformed by Convenco Incentive Solutions and GSAR Marketing, has passed away in Madrid, Spain this past July 11th. In the last 17 years he was dedicated to the execution of qualit...
July 12, 2012
Amadeus Appoints Hervé Couturier As Executive Vice President of Development

Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, has announced the appointment of ex-SAP Executive Vice President Hervé Couturier as Executive Vice President of Development. ...
July 11, 2012
Business Visits & Events Partnership Chair Announced As New Tourism Alliance Chairman In the UK

Michael Hirst OBE, Chair of the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP) has been elected as the new Chairman of the Tourism Alliance, the tourism industry's umbrella body, representing over fifty organisations. Hirst has been a long...
July 04, 2012
Barbara Weizsäcker named General Secretary, European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA)

The recently founded European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) will be headed by Barbara Weizsäcker. The Alliance brings together Europe's leading exhibition associations UFI , the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and EMECA...
July 04, 2012
The Meetings Show UK Adds To Its Management Teams

The Meetings Show UK is continuing to grow its team with the appointments of an additional Sales Manager and Hosted Buyer Manager. The rapidly growing team at Centaur Exhibitions (the Show organiser) has already achieved significant succes...
July 03, 2012
Soren Krogsgaard Appointed As Costa Crociere's New Vice President Technical Operations

Costa Crociere S.p.A., the largest Italian travel group and Europe's no.1 cruise company, has announced the appointment of its new Vice President Technical Operations Soren Krogsgaard. Krogsgaard, 48, from Denmark, will be supervising Co...
June 25, 2012
Greg Berman Appointed COO of RateTiger, eRevMax International

Greg Berman, former Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Hotel Bookings Solutions Inc. (HBSi), has been appointed COO of eRevMax International. The owner of RateTiger, premium channel management solutions,...
June 25, 2012
Fresh Focus On Traveller Technology With New FCm Appointment

FCm Travel Solutions has strengthened its global focus on customer-facing technology and product development with the appointment of Katie Thomas into the new role of global product manager traveller services. Based in London she will f...
June 20, 2012
New Appointments For Etihad Airways' Global Sales Team

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has re-structured its global sales division and made several new key appointments across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Jean-Marc Crescent has been appointed as Vice Pr...
June 20, 2012
New UFI Executive Trio Announced

Meeting in Hamburg, Germany on June 18, UFI's Board of Directors announced that, effective November 2012, the next UFI President's Triumvirate will be composed of: - Chen Xian Jin (China Association of Exhibition Centres, China), Presid...
June 19, 2012
Anke Giesen and Michael Müller Appointed To Fraport's Executive Board

The supervisory board of Fraport AG has appointed Michael Müller, age 54, as the company's new executive board member for labor relations. He succeeds Herbert Mai who has reached retirement age and ends his contract on September 30, 2012. ...
June 18, 2012
HRG Announces The First Winners of CHOICE Awards

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) held its first annual CHOICE Awards at The Cumberland Hotel, London, on 15 June to recognise and reward its employees. HRG's CHOICE Awards celebrate exceptional employees who have gone the extra mile to exceed c...
June 12, 2012
Qatar Airways CEO Voted On Board of Industry Body IATA

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker has been voted onto the Board of Governors of the global aviation industry body, International Air Transport Association (IATA). Al Baker was selected by fellow airline executives atte...
June 12, 2012
Qantas' CEO Alan Joyce Is The New IATA Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Qantas Airways CEO and Managing Director Alan Joyce has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors. Joyce succeeds KLM President and CEO Peter Hartman,...
June 11, 2012
&Beyond Appoints New Tanzania Regional Director

Niall Anderson, who joined &Beyond six years ago, has been appointed &Beyond Regional Director of Tanzania. When &Beyond took over Kirkman's Kamp in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in 2006, Niall was part of the existing management team. H...
June 11, 2012
Kirsi Paakkari To Head Finland Travel Bureau

Kirsi Paakkari (MSc. Econ), has been appointed Managing Director of Finland Travel Bureau (FTB), a leading Finnish travel agency, as of August 1, 2012. Prior to this Paakkari has headed the Customer Relationship Management business in Itell...
May 29, 2012
RateTiger Restructures Sales and Support To Meet Greater Customer Service Expectations

RateTiger has reorganised its frontline customer support team and business development units to support ongoing growth and personalise its customer support provision. Sunaina Jagtiani who has been with RateTiger for over four years has b...
May 28, 2012
Airy Garrigosa Recipient of 2012 JMIC Unity Award

Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) President Philippe Fournier has announced the winner of the 2012 JMIC Unity Award as Airy Garrigosa, until very recently Director of the Barcelona Convention Bureau. She formally received the award at ...
May 28, 2012
EFAPCO's Elects First Woman President

Luisa Ahrens Teixeira, managing director of the award-winning Portuguese PCO organization, Mundiconvenius, and a leading member of APECATE has been elected as the Federation's first woman President. "It is with a great sense of responsib...
May 23, 2012
CWT Meetings & Events Has Appointed Floyd Widener As Global Leader

CWT Meetings & Events has announced that Floyd Widener is appointed Senior Vice President Global CWT Meetings & Events effective June 1, 2012. In this newly-created role, he will report to Cathy Voss, Executive Vice President CWT Global Pro...
May 22, 2012
New General Manager For The Corinthia Hotel In Budapest

Corinthia Hotels has announced the appointment of Thomas M. Fischer as General Manager of its award-winning Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, a leading member of the Corinthia Hotels collection. Prior to joining Corinthia Hotels, Mr ...
May 16, 2012
Austrian Airlines Streamlines Organization

The executive board of Austrian Airlines has set the course of its future organization. The overall objective of the organizational and personnel measures resolved upon is to employ the restructuring efforts to bundle a joint and single set...
May 16, 2012
Vueling Appoints New COO; Director Network Planning, Revenue Management & Distribution

Vueling, the new generation airline, has strengthened its management team with the internal promotion of Fernando Val and Julio Rodriguez. The two directors have been with the company since 2006 and have held various positions of responsib...
May 16, 2012
Swedish Business Travel Association Adds Free Advisory Service

The Swedish Business Travel Association, SBTA, has announced the appointment of Cathrine Lundberg as a Senior Advisor to the association. The Swedish organisation has created the role to provide free consultation to all new and existing...
May 11, 2012
Emmanuel Traoré Appointed General Manager, The Westminster Hotel, Paris

Effective Monday, 7th of May, Emmanuel Traoré will direct the management team of the Westminster Hotel, an iconic hotel in the French capital. Aged 46, Emmanuel Traoré has a solid and rich experience in the international hospitality indu...
May 10, 2012
GBTA Appoints RADIUS Executives For Asia and Europe Advisory Boards

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the appointment of RADIUS executives Kieran Hartwell and Roger Pfund to their Advisory Boards in Europe and Asia. Kieran Hartwell, Senior Vice President, EMEA for RADIUS joins G...
May 09, 2012
Anna Gorska, Gdansk Convention Bureau, Elected ICCA Central European Chapter Chairperson

Anna Gorska, the CEO of Gdansk Convention Bureau and Gdansk Tourist Organization has been elected for the ICCA Central European Chapter Chairperson for a two years term. The official nomination will be passed on to her during the chapter's ...
May 08, 2012
Eduardo Santander Appointed As New ETC Executive Director

Eduardo Santander has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the European Travel Commission (ETC). Announcing the appointment at ETC's General Meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland recently, Petra Hedorfer, ETC President and CEO of th...
May 07, 2012
Cape Grace, Cape Town Appoints New General Manager

The award-winning Cape Grace in Cape Town has appointed Sandy Pollard as its new General Manager, effective immediately. Cape Grace is known for setting high standards in service and Sandy's varied international work experience is sure to c...
May 07, 2012
Etihad Airways Appoints New General Manager For Oman

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has appointed Mahfood Al Harthy as its new General Manager for Oman. Mahfood joins Etihad Airways from Gulf Air where he held a number of senior sales positions in Bahr...
May 04, 2012
Hertz Names Tom Kennedy As Regional Marketing Manager For Middle East, Africa

Hertz has announced the appointment of Australian Tom Kennedy as Regional Marketing Manager for the Middle East and Africa Region. Kennedy will operate from the company's regional corporate office in Dubai where he is being introduced to th...
April 25, 2012
Etihad Airways Announces New Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced that Michael Venus will take charge of the company's Corporate Affairs department. Michael, who has been the airline's Head of International Media Relations since June 2011, ...
April 24, 2012
Alain Riggazi Appointed General Manager of the Hotel Warwick Geneva

Swiss and Italian, Alain Rigazzi has been appointed general manager of the Hotel Warwick Geneva from 16 April 2012. Alain Rigazzi has worked in the Group Warwick International Hotels in the past, including the Warwick Seattle Hotel between ...
April 24, 2012
Torsten K. Schulze Is General Manager Of The New Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin

Torsten K. Schulze is taking on the role of General Manager of the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Berlin, due to open in August 2012. This position is in addition to his existing responsibility as General Manager of the Steigenberger Hotel Ber...
April 23, 2012
Hussein Dabbas Appointed IATA Regional VP, Middle East & North Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Hussein Dabbas as Regional Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), based in Amman, Jordan with effect from 1 June 2012. Dabbas has served as President ...
April 19, 2012
Jumeirah Group Appoints Nicholas Clayton As Chief Operating Officer

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced the appointment of Nicholas Clayton as Chief Operating Officer and the retirement of Guy Crawford as Chief Executive Officer. Nicholas Cla...
April 18, 2012
Etihad Airways President & CEO Named WTTC Vice Chairman For Middle East & Africa

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, has been named World Tourism and Travel Council's (WTTC) Vice Chairman for the Middle East and Africa. The announcement was made at the 12th WTTC Global Summit bei...
April 18, 2012
Flight Centre Limited (FCL) Appoints Karen Cooke As Corporate Marketing Leader

Karen will oversee the marketing activities for FCL's suite of corporate brands including FCm Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, Stage and Screen Travel Services and Campus Travel. Karen will have a specific focus on the marketing outpu...
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