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February 29, 2016
Radius Travel Appoints Nicole Wilcock to Head of Global Project Management & Client Technology

Radius Travel has appointed Nicole Wilcock to the position of Head of Global Project Management & Client Technology. She joins Radius after five years with Opteva, a UK-based consulting firm that specializes in the corporate travel sector. ...
February 15, 2016
Miraval Group Appoints 17-Year Veteran To Lead Programming Companywide

Miraval Group today announced the appointment of Sue Adkins, a 17-year veteran of the company's flagship resort in Arizona, as vice president to lead program development companywide, notably in support of the company's initiative to add ful...
February 11, 2016
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires Sales Manager For Rocky Mountain Territory

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Shannon Johnson to fill its national sales manager position covering the Rocky Mountain territory. Johnson's region includes Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico an...
February 11, 2016
JetBlue Announces Leadership Appointments

JetBlue Airways, New York's Hometown Airline, today announces the appointment of John Culp to the role of Vice President - Inflight Experience and Rachel McCarthy to the role of Vice President - Talent, effective this month. Culp, most r...
January 27, 2016
Rocky Mountaineer Announces Graham Cove As Director of Global Sales Operations

Rocky Mountaineer, a privately owned luxury tourist train offering life changing travel experiences through the Pacific Northwest, has announced the appointment of Graham Cove as its director of global sales operations. Based in Vancouve...
January 27, 2016
Conrad Chicago Appoints Joshua Jenkins As Director, Business Travel

Conrad Hotels and Resorts has appointed Joshua Jenkins as Director, Business Travel of the Conrad Chicago, opening in summer 2016. The 20-story luxury hotel is ideally located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile on Erie Street, offering immediate...
January 25, 2016
Industry Leader Tony Lorenz Named Chief Executive Officer of AlliedPRA, Inc.

AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the Destination Management Company (DMC) sector, has announced industry veteran, Tony Lorenz, CMM has joined the award-winning company as its new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Well kn...
January 22, 2016
oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby To Step Down

Bruce Ashby is to step down as oneworld CEO later this year, after more than five years leading the world's most highly prized airline alliance. He has made himself available to stay at oneworld's helm until June to enable a seamless han...
January 20, 2016
Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director, Station Operations

Alaska Airlines has named 18-year Alaska Airlines' veteran Matt Prainito managing director of airport operations. In his new role, Prainito will coordinate regional directors, overseeing airport operations and lead customer service across 6...
January 15, 2016
AMRewards Program Begins 2016 With New Leadership Announcement

AMResorts announced today that Jan LaPointe has been named Senior Director of AMRewards, the hospitality leader's robust travel agent loyalty program. LaPointe will also continue to serve in her role as Senior Director Sales & Marketing, Ca...
January 14, 2016
Bill Lewis To Lead The Tourism Victoria Board For 2016-2018

Recognized for his industry knowledge and leadership skills, Magnolia Hotel & Spa general manager, Bill Lewis, has been appointed to the role of Tourism Victoria Board Chair, for a two year term. Bill was appointed to the role of First ...
January 11, 2016
Chris Madsen to Lead Business Team at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Ms. Chris Madsen will join Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as the new Deputy Aviation Director for Business and Properties on January 11. Madsen has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. Most recently, she wo...
January 06, 2016
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Hires Sales Manager For Mid-Atlantic

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Stephanie Flick to fill its national sales manager position for the Mid-Atlantic market. Flick's region includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. In this ...
January 05, 2016
Horizon Air Announces Key Leadership Promotions

Horizon Air announced today several changes to the company's leadership team. Ali Donway has been named Horizon's managing director and chief pilot after she successfully served in this role on an interim basis for the last several mont...
January 04, 2016
El Al Israel Airlines Appoints Michal Ben Yacov As West Coast Regional Manager

EL AL Israel Airlines announces the appointment of Michal Ben Yacov as the West Coast Regional Manager covering California, Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming and Utah. Ben Yacov ...
January 04, 2016
Ray Sims Appointed VP of Business Development Americas, At HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel representation company, has announced the appointment of Ray Sims, a former Senior VP at GENARES Reservations, as the new Vice President of Business Development for the Americas. Ray Sim...
December 17, 2015
Kerzner International Appoints Philippe Zuber As President and COO, One&Only Resorts

Kerzner International Holdings Limited has appointed Philippe Zuber as President and Chief Operating Officer for One&Only Resorts effective December 1, 2015. In this role, Mr. Zuber will lead the strategic development of the One&Only bra...
December 16, 2015
Kokua Hospitality Appoints Julie Buettner As GM, The Courtyard By Marriott Long Beach Airport

Kokua Hospitality, LLC, a hotel management firm based in Chicago, has announced Julie Buettner as the new General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Airport. In this role, she will manage and lead all day-to-day operations for ...
December 16, 2015
International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) Names Greg Adkins Chair, Board of Directors

The International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) named Greg Adkins as Chair of the ISHAE Board of Directors during its annual meeting on December 4. The one-year term will commence on January 1, 2016. Adkins is the Presiden...
December 15, 2015
Air Canada Names Craig Landry President of the Air Canada Leisure Group

Air Canada announced today that Craig Landry, currently Vice President, Marketing at Air Canada, has been appointed President of the Air Canada Leisure Group. In his new position, Mr. Landry will be responsible for the integrated leisure gr...
December 15, 2015
Pow Wow Smart and miRide Tap John Pino For Board of Advisors

Pow Wow Smart, a leading provider of turn-key solutions and data aggregation for ground transportation in connection with meetings and events, and miRide, the on-demand chauffeur-driven application/service for businesses and professionals, ...
December 08, 2015
Four Seasons Announces Peter Nowlan As Executive Vice President And Chief Marketing Officer

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, announced today that Peter Nowlan has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Nowlan, who brings 25 years of experience leading...
December 07, 2015
Wyndham Hotel Group Selects Kathy Maher To Lead Global Sales

Sharpening its focus on groups, corporate meetings and the specialty meetings business at its 7,760 properties around the globe, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Kathy Maher as senior vice president, global sales and r...
December 02, 2015
San Francisco International Airport Director John L. Martin Announces His Retirement

San Francisco International Airport Director John L. Martin has announced that after 20 years leading the nation's 7th busiest airport, he will retire in summer 2016. "It's been an honor and a privilege to guide SFO through massive chang...
November 20, 2015
CWT Appoints Darren Toohey As Vice President of Global Program Solutions Sales, Americas

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced the appointment of Darren Toohey as vice president of Global Program Solutions (GPS), Americas. In this role, Toohey will lead the Americas GPS sales team, achieving sales targets and driving reve...
November 19, 2015
SkyTeam Airline Alliance Appoints New Executive Leadership

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has appointed a new leadership team. Perry Cantarutti has been named as Chief Executive Officer and Michael Wisbrun takes over as the Chairman of the Governing Board. The appointments were confirmed...
November 17, 2015
Cindy Fisher Appointed Global Head of CWT Meetings & Events

CWT Meetings & Events, the award-winning meetings and events agency, today announced that Cindy Fisher will lead the business globally. Formerly vice president, Global Sales Americas for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), Fisher has been app...
November 16, 2015
José Koechlin, Founder & CEO of Inkaterra, Wins 2015 Pure Award For Experiential Travel

José Koechin, Founder & CEO of Inkaterra Hotels, was honored this week with the prestigious 2015 PURE Award for "Contribution to Experiential Travel" at a ceremony in Marrakech on Monday November 9th. Geared towards an "individual whose...
November 13, 2015
Flight Centre Canada Appoints Mike Friend and Emma Jupp As EVP's

Flight Centre has announced that it has appointed Mike Friend EVP of Leisure Operations for the Americas and Emma Jupp EVP of Product for the Americas effective January 1st. "Both of these new roles are entirely focused on benefitting our c...
November 05, 2015
Senior Leadership Appointed At Kimpton Cardinal Hotel In Winston-Salem

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today officially announced the name of its first North Carolina hotel -- Kimpton Cardinal Hotel -- and the appointment of senior leadership for the property located in the historic R.J. Reynolds Building, a belo...
November 05, 2015
Signature's Tim Smith Named Recipient of The Michelle Morgan Leadership Award For 2015

Signature Travel Network announces Tim Smith, CTC, president of San Diego Travel Group, as the 2015 recipient of the Michelle Morgan Leadership Award. Karen Yeates, executive vice president of information technologies for Signature and ...
November 03, 2015
Mark Pardue Appointed As GM, Park Hyatt New York; Area VP, Luxury and Lifestyle Brands

Mark Pardue has been named Area Vice President Luxury and Lifestyle Brands and General Manager of Park Hyatt New York, the flagship hotel of the globally recognized Park Hyatt brand which opened in August 2014. Pardue has a prestigious ...
October 22, 2015
Hilton Worldwide President & CEO Chris Nassetta Inducted Into Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor

Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, was inducted into the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management on October 21, 2015. Hospit...
October 22, 2015
New Convention Manager Hired For Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

Trese Moser, CMP, has been named general manager of the convention center at San Diego's landmark Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, A Destination Hotel, which is poised to embark on an extensive $80 million renovation. In her...
October 21, 2015
Amanda Pezzaniti Named Business Development Manager In North America For Exodus Travels

As part of Exodus Travels' robust growth strategy in Canada and the USA, the adventure tour operator is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Pezzaniti to the new position of Business Development Manager, servicing the agent communi...
October 20, 2015
M&R Appoints Manager of Holiday Inn Express In Manhattan

M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Glenda Gomez as general manager of the 177-room Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West at 538 West 48th St. Gomez, an 11-year hospitality industry veteran who has managed brand...
October 14, 2015
Ovation Names John Iannini Winner of 2015 Huggability Award At IMEX America

Vice President of Melia Hotels International, Meetings & Events, John was heralded as being a huge supporter of the incentive travel industry’ and someone who is very generous with his time outside of his role with Melia Hotels, especi...
October 09, 2015
IACC Board of Directors Elects New Global President

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) announced the election of Alex Cabañas as Global President, effective immediately. Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark Hospitality International, will serve a two-year term as head o...
October 06, 2015
Manager Named For Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square

M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Tracey Rucks as general manager of the new 271-room Holiday Inn New York City -- Times Square at 585 Eighth Ave., between 38th and 39th streets. The 36-story, newly constructed hot...
October 01, 2015
Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Loyalty

Ryan Butz has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of loyalty, overseeing Mileage Plan, Alaska Airlines Credit Card program and customer communications. "Ryan comes with extensive customer relationship management experience from ...
October 01, 2015
Mark Servodidio Assumes Leadership of Avis Budget Group's International Region

Mark J. Servodidio today begins his new role as President, International, for Avis Budget Group, as part of a senior management succession plan announced on September 16, 2015. In his new capacity Mr. Servodidio will be responsible for lead...
September 30, 2015
Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Loyalty

Ryan Butz has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of loyalty, overseeing Mileage Plan, Alaska Airlines Credit Card program and customer communications. "Ryan comes with extensive customer relationship management experience from ...
September 30, 2015
Wyndham Hotel Group Bolsters Development Team; Appoints Chip Ohlsson As Chief Development Officer

With a continued focus on growing its footprint and brands, Wyndham Hotel Group strengthens its development team with the addition of Chip Ohlsson as executive vice president and chief development officer, North America. A seasoned hospital...
September 24, 2015
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago Names Randy Gardner As Hotel Manager

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago (127 West Huron Street) has announced the appointment of hospitality veteran Randy Gardner as Hotel Manager for the 16-story, 221 guestroom, upscale lifestyle hotel in Chicago's energetic River North neighborhood. ...
September 24, 2015
Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, IL Names Matthew Barba As General Manager

Charlestowne Hotels has announced luxury hotelier Matthew Barba as the new general manager of the Deer Path Inn, a historic English Inn located in Lake Forest, IL, a quaint town along Chicago's North Shore. In his new role, Barba will overs...
September 24, 2015
Gemstone Hotels & Resorts Names Kevin Dowdell Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

Gemstone Hotels & Resorts, LLC, today announced the appointment of Kevin Dowdell as regional director of sales and marketing for its New England resorts. In this position, Dowdell is responsible for leading all sales, marketing and public ...
September 21, 2015
Chris Silcock Named Hilton Worldwide Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Hilton Worldwide has announced that Chris Silcock will become executive vice president and Chief Commercial Officer for the company, based at its global headquarters in McLean, VA. Silcock has nearly 20 years of experience with Hilton, most...
September 21, 2015
Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Seattle Airport Operations

Alaska Airlines has named 25-year Alaska Airlines employee Wayne Newton managing director of its Seattle station, overseeing the day-to-day operations at its largest hub. Newton replaces John Ladner, who moved into the role of managing dire...
September 17, 2015
Alaska Airlines Appoints New Managing Director of Fleet, Standards and Operational Control

Alaska Airlines has named 26-year aviation veteran John Ladner managing director of fleet, standards and operational control, a position he previously held from 2010-2011. In his new role Ladner will define the standards by which Alaska ope...
September 11, 2015
Hay Creek Hotels Names Victor J. Cappadona As General Manager, Cranwell Resort

Hay Creek Hotels has announced the appointment of Victor J. Cappadona as General Manager of the Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club. In this capacity, he will have a variety of responsibilities, including rooms, food & beverage, golf and spa o...
September 09, 2015
StepStone Hospitality Leadership Team Adds Business Development Role To Drive Continued Expansion

StepStone Hospitality, a premier hospitality management company specializing in full and select-service hotel operations, has announced that Jeffrey Dallas has been named Chief Development Officer. Dallas is charged with continuing to expan...
September 09, 2015
Greg Webb Named Sabre Vice Chairman; Sean Menke Appointed President of Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Corporation has named Greg Webb, currently executive vice president of Sabre and president of Sabre Travel Network, to the new role of Sabre vice chairman, effective immediately. In this new role reporting to Sabre President and Chief...
September 09, 2015
United Airlines Names Oscar Munoz Chief Executive Officer

United Continental Holdings, Inc. has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United's board of directors. The board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United's lead independent director, ...
September 04, 2015
The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) Appoints New Public Relations Manager

The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has announced the appointment of Juliane Ehrich as Public Relations Manager. Ehrich joins the German National Tourist Office overseeing all media relations across Canada. Prior to her appointmen...
September 03, 2015
Sabre Appoints Hani Joakim As Senior Vice President of Hospitality Solutions Product Development

Sabre Corporation has named Hani Joakim as senior vice president of Hospitality Solutions Product Development. In this role, he will lead all aspects of software development and technology for Sabre Hospitality Solutions, a leading provider...
September 02, 2015
New Places For Fairmont Faces At Fairmont Hotels In The Pacific Northwest

Helen Pratt has been appointed Regional Director, Sales & Marketing for Fairmont Hotels, Pacific Northwest, based in Vancouver, B.C. In her new role, she will oversee Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, Catering, and Conference Services f...
September 02, 2015
Janet Eason Appointed VP Marketing of Main Street Hospitality Group In The Berkshires

Sarah Eustis, CEO of Main Street Hospitality Group, a Berkshires-based hotel management company, announced the appointment of Janet Eason as vice president of marketing. In this position, Eason is responsible for providing leadership, strat...
September 01, 2015
Richard Bussiere Appointed Managing Director of Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue

Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue has announced the appointment of Richard Bussiere as the hotel's new managing director, a role he assumed the role on August 3, 2015. A 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry, this appointment is t...
August 28, 2015
Laurie Barkman Appointed General Manager of Alt Hotel Winnipeg

Christiane Germain, co-president of Group Germain Hotels, has announced the appointment of Laurie Barkman as General Manager of Alt Hotel Winnipeg. "We are happy to entrust the management of Alt Hotel Winnipeg to Laurie Barkman, who ha...
August 26, 2015
Michael Drake Joins Tourism Vancouver As Director of Sales, Meetings and Conventions, International

Tourism Vancouver has announced the appointment of Michael Drake as Director of Sales, Meetings and Conventions, International. In this senior leadership role, Michael will oversee Tourism Vancouver's efforts in International and Canadian M...
August 18, 2015
Phoenix Announces James Bennett As New Aviation Director

The city of Phoenix has chosen James Bennett from a national search as the new aviation director. The city's airports include Sky Harbor International Airport, one of the ten busiest commercial airports in the country, Phoenix Deer Valley,...
August 18, 2015
Loews New Orleans Hotel Names Mohan Koka As General Manager

Loews New Orleans Hotel has announced Mohan Koka as the new General Manager. With more than 14 years of experience, most recently with the Loews Atlanta Hotel, he brings strong leadership skills, a proven track record in operations, and kno...
August 13, 2015
Johanne Bélanger Named President and CEO of Tourism Toronto

Tourism Toronto announced today that Johanne Bélanger has been appointed President and CEO, effective September 1, 2015. Ms. Bélanger was President of Freeman Audio Visual Canada for the past 10 years and, throughout her career, has been...
August 10, 2015
William Margaritis Joins Hilton Worldwide As Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs

Hilton Worldwide today announced that William Margaritis will become the company's executive vice president of Corporate Affairs starting in late August, based in the company's global headquarters in McLean, VA. Margaritis previously served...
August 10, 2015
JetBlue Appoints Steve Priest Vice President, Structural Programs

JetBlue, New York's Hometown Airline today announced the appointment of Steve Priest to the role of Vice President, Structural Programs. Priest joins JetBlue effective today and will report to JetBlue's Chief Financial Officer, Mark Powers....
August 04, 2015
United Names Gerry Laderman Acting Chief Financial Officer

United Airlines (UAL) today announced that Gerald (Gerry) Laderman has been named acting chief financial officer. He succeeds John Rainey, who has resigned to become chief financial officer at PayPal Holdings, Inc. Laderman, who has held...
July 29, 2015
Sabre Appoints Zul Sidi As Vice President of Enterprise Data and Analytics

Sabre Corporation, a global technology provider to the travel industry, has named Zul Sidi as vice president of Enterprise Data and Analytics, a strategic area within the company's Product and Technology organization. In this role, Sidi...
July 23, 2015
Michael A. Leven and W. Stephen Maritz To Be Inducted Into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

Travel industry veterans Michael A. Leven, chairman and chief executive officer of Georgia Aquarium, and W. Stephen Maritz, chairman and chief executive officer of Maritz Holdings Inc., have been selected as the 2015 inductees into the U.S....
July 23, 2015
American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Cindy Allen As Chief Marketing Officer

American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") today announced the appointment of Cindy Allen as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Ms. Allen will oversee the Company's brand positioning, marketing, product marketing and corporate comm...
July 21, 2015
Christie Hicks Joins Maritz Travel Company's Board of Directors

Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, has announced that industry veteran Christie Hicks has joined its Board of Directors. In this role, the former Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide e...
July 16, 2015
David Hidalgo Ayala Appointed As Show Director ICOMEX & Event Production Forum, Reed Exhibitions México

Reed Travel Exhibitions' (RTE) has confirmed that David Hidalgo Ayala has been appointed as the new Show Director ICOMEX and Event Production Forum for the Reed Exhibitions Mexico Portfolio. Prior to joining Reed Travel Exhibitions, Davi...
July 15, 2015
Three New Directors Join The JW Marriott Chicago Hotel Team

The JW Marriott Chicago (151 W. Adams St.) announced today the addition of three new directors to the hotel team; Director of Operations Dieter Heigl, Spa Director Marie Padori, and Director of Rooms Jesse Nelson. Each brings their own uni...
July 15, 2015
NYC & Company Names Abby Spatz Chief Marketing Officer

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced industry veteran Abby Spatz has joined the company as chief marketing officer. In her new role, Spatz will lead the company's marketing...
July 14, 2015
New General Manager Appointed at The Shores Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach, Florida

Hospitality Ventures Management Group has announced Jason Kern as the new general manager of The Shores Resort & Spa, the only AAA Four-Diamond oceanfront resort in Central Florida. Effective immediately, Kern will assume executive responsi...
July 14, 2015
Robert Edwards Joins Farelogix Board of Directors

Farelogix today announced that it has added another airline industry veteran, Robert (Bob) Edwards, to its board of directors. Recognized for his extensive global airline technology experience and innovation, Mr. Edwards will provide Farelo...
July 13, 2015
Aimie Johnson Appointed Kuoni Group Travel Experts Business Development Manager, North America Western Region

Kuoni Group Travel Experts has appointed Aimie Johnson as Business Development Manager for North America's west coast as its group travel business out of the region rises once again. Based in Denver, Colorado, Aimie will be responsible for ...
July 09, 2015
Los Cabos Tourism Board Welcomes Ruben Reachi as Managing Director

The Los Cabos Tourism Board has announced the appointment of former Baja California Sur Secretary of Tourism, Ruben Reachi, to Managing Director. Effective today, Ruben will assume the role of Managing Director for the Los Cabos Tourism ...
June 29, 2015
American Express Global Business Travel Canada Appoints Jacinthe Ladouceur VP & General Manager

American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") today announced the appointment of Jacinthe Ladouceur as Vice President and General Manager of Canada. Ms. Ladouceur will report to Kevin Carey, Senior Vice President & Head of Americas Region...
June 29, 2015
M&R Hotel Management Names Manager For Days Inn Hotel At JFK

M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Akash Nabi as general manager of the 75-room Days Inn Jamaica -- JFK Airport, one of its four hotels serving John F. Kennedy International Airport. Nabi, who joined the hotel in 201...
June 29, 2015
Scenic Promotes Mark Junette to National Sales Manager Position

"Mark Junette's performance as Scenic's regional sales director - Southwest Region, has been stellar since he was brought in last year," states Joe Maloney, Scenic's vp of sales and marketing. Those "stellar" results, along with Scenic's ra...
June 24, 2015
Zine Belhonchet Named CEO & President of Rail Europe, Inc.

Rail Europe has announced that effective August 1, 2015, Zine Belhonchet, CFO of Rail Europe, the Overseas Business Unit of VSC Group, has also been appointed CEO and President of Rail Europe, Inc., the legal entity of Rail Europe in North ...
June 17, 2015
Experience Kissimmee Names Misty Johantgen As Chief Operating Officer

Misty Johantgen, a mainstay in Central Florida tourism for more than two decades, has been selected to fill the Chief Operating Officer post at Experience Kissimmee, the official tourism authority for Osceola County. DT Minich, Experienc...
June 16, 2015
General Manager Named For New Holiday Inn Near Times Square, New York

M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Marcello Munoz as general manager of the 271-room Holiday Inn New York--Times Square South ̶ the newest addition to its managed portfolio ̶ which is scheduled to open lat...
June 12, 2015
M&R Hotel Management Names Holiday Inn Staten Island Manager

M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Edward Malone as general manager of its 105-room, full-service Holiday Inn Staten Island. Malone, a 27-year hospitality industry veteran who has served hotels in Virginia, New Jers...
June 10, 2015
Flight Centre Appoints Joanne Lang VP Risk & Legal

Flight Centre has announced that Joanne Lang has been appointed Vice President, Risk & Legal overseeing all of the company's Provincial and Federal regulatory requirements as well as all legal matters for the company including company filin...
June 04, 2015
Delta Air Lines Names Peter Carter Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Delta Air Lines has named Peter Carter Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, effective July 13. He will replace Richard "Ben" Hirst who will retire in February 2016. Carter, who will report to Delta's CEO Richard Anderson, jo...
June 04, 2015
Bjoern Spreitzer Joins Tourism New Zealand As General Manager Americas and Europe

Tourism New Zealand has announced the appointment of Bjoern Spreitzer to the key role of General Manager Americas and Europe based in Los Angeles. Spreitzer, who joins the Los Angeles office this week, previously held the role of Interna...
June 04, 2015
The Flight Centre Travel Group Promotes Dustin Ellis and Tanya Pocuca

The Flight Centre Travel Group has announced that Dustin Ellis has been appointed VP, Corporate Sales overseeing sales for all of the company's Corporate brands. Dustin has been with the company for the past 6 years, transitioning from Busi...
June 03, 2015
Lindsey Struck Appointed General Manager of New Hotel On North, Pittsfield, MA

Main Street Hospitality Group announces the appointment of Lindsey Struck as general manager of Hotel on North, the new boutique hotel in Pittsfield, MA, the heart of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Playing an instrumental role in ...
May 28, 2015
Sabre Appoints Jeff Fullmer VP & Regional General Manager, Americas For Airline Solutions

Sabre Corporation today announced it has appointed Jeff Fullmer as Vice President and Regional General Manager of the Americas for the company's Airline Solutions business. In this role, Fullmer will oversee the sales team for the Americ...
May 27, 2015
Alaska Airlines Names Derek Chang Managing Director of Brand Experience

Alaska Airlines today named brand and product marketing expert Derek Chang its new managing director of brand experience. Chang will head Alaska's branding efforts at its airports, in its Board Rooms and onboard its planes, defining and exe...
May 22, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Receives WTS Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award

Last night, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was awarded the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) International's 2015 Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award at the WTS Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, for his commitment to ...
May 21, 2015
Tom Kemp Named Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Flight Operations

Alaska Airlines' board of directors has announced the election of Tom Kemp to the position of vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines effective July 1, replacing Gary Beck, who will retire from the airline on June 30. ...
May 12, 2015
Sabre Appoints Jeff Kays To Lead Enterprise Account Management For Its Hospitality Solutions Business

Sabre Corporation appointed Jeff Kays to lead account management for enterprise customers within its Hospitality Solutions business, including the Wyndham Hotel Group, Sabre's newest enterprise hotel customer and the world's largest hotel c...
May 11, 2015
WTS International Announces 2015 Transportation Award Winners

WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, has selected the winners of its annual recognition awards for 2015. Each of the five awards will be presented at an awards banquet on May 21 dur...
May 07, 2015
Starwood Announces Leadership Changes In Global Brand Organization

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced a series of leadership changes across its global brand organization. The moves build upon Starwood's legacy of brand innovation and demonstrate the company's commitment to creating u...
April 29, 2015
JW Marriott Chicago Names Vik Khokhar As New Director of Event Planning

The JW Marriott Chicago (151 W. Adams St.) announces today that Vik Khokhar joins the landmark, luxury hotel as director of event planning. He brings a wealth of hospitality industry and experiential event knowledge to the hotel's team. ...
April 29, 2015
South African Tourism Designates New Manager, Marketing & Communications For The U.S.

South African Tourism (SAT) today announced the promotion of Justin Barnette to Manager of Marketing and Communications for the United States. In his expanded role, Barnette will manage the Marketing and Communications strategy for SAT U.S....
April 27, 2015
Hotel Van Zandt, Austin Appoints General Manager; Director of Sales & Marketing

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants welcomes Joe Pagone as general manager and Jess Johnson as director of sales and marketing for its highly anticipated Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, set to open in summer 2015. As general manager, Pagone will ov...
April 20, 2015
Flight Centre Canada Appoints Gavin Miller VP Leisure Brand

Flight Centre has announced that Gavin Miller has joined the Canadian executive team as Vice President Leisure, replacing Brent Novak who has returned to Australia to take a position with Flight Centre Limited in Melbourne. Originally from ...
April 20, 2015
Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts Global Sales Organization With New Appointments

To help further its sales strategy in the Americas, Wyndham Hotel Group, today announced the addition of two proven hospitality sales leaders to its global sales organization: Carol Bullock, vice president, global sales, North America and L...
April 20, 2015
Norwegian Cruise Line Introduces Expanded Canadian Sales Team

Norwegian Cruise Line today unveiled the expanded Sales team that will support travel partners in Canada. Building on Norwegian's Partners First philosophy, this committment is a part of the line's substantial expansion to the company's Nor...
April 18, 2015
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Appoints Michelle Leroux As Director of Public Relations

Michelle Leroux, Whistler local for over ten years, joins Fairmont from Whistler Blackcomb, the No. 1 ranked resort in the world, where she managed teams for Public Relations, Communications and Social Media. Leroux's experience as a pu...
April 16, 2015
Paul Vallee Joins GainingEdge

Global convention industry consulting firm, GainingEdge, has announced that Paul Vallee is now heading up its operations in the Americas. With a career spanning over 25 years in destination sales, marketing and services management, Vallee w...
April 13, 2015
Starwood Hotels Supports Rapid Growth In Latin America With Two Strategic Appointments

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced two strategic appointments to support the company's rapidly expanding footprint in Latin America, where the company currently operates 96 hotels in 19 countries, with another 18 prop...
April 08, 2015
One&Only/Kerzner International Names Rose Genovese VP, Sales & Marketing, The Americas

One&Only Resorts/Kerzner International Holdings Limited announced the appointment of established industry leader Rose Genovese as Vice President of Sales for The Americas, effective immediately. In her new role, Ms. Genovese will be respon...
April 07, 2015
Hyatt Regency Chicago Appoints Tim Obert As Resident Manager

Hyatt Regency Chicago has announced the appointment of Tim Obert as Resident Manager, effective April 6. In this role, he will be responsible for the management of the largest Hyatt hotel in the world with 2,019 guest rooms as well as overs...
April 07, 2015
Fairmont Pacific Rim Announces New Executive Chef

Nathan Brown is back on home turf, joining Fairmont Pacific Rim as Executive Chef. The Ontario raised culinarian has arrived on Canada's west coast after a decade spent at top hotels and restaurants from Asia to the Middle East to the Cari...
April 06, 2015
Lumeria Maui Announces Douglas Drummond As General Manager

Hawaii's leading holistic educational and well being retreat, Lumeria Maui, located at the gateway to upcountry Maui, announces its new general manager Douglas Drummond, formerly the U.S. Regional Manager for The Cowshed Spa at SoHo House. ...
April 06, 2015
Wyndham Worldwide Appoints Nadeen Ayala As Communications Lead

Wyndham Worldwide has announced the appointment of hospitality industry veteran Nadeen Ayala to the post of senior vice president, communications, to oversee and align all internal and external communications functions for the company and f...
April 03, 2015
Sobeida Feliz Joins Warwick International Hotels (WIH) As Global Account Manager

Sobeida Feliz will be responsible to bring to Canadian & Key Latin America markets the Warwick International Hotels' (WIH) portfolio with a major focus on Cuba, as a brand new destination with 2 Resorts, Warwick Cayo Santa Maria & Naviti Va...
March 30, 2015
HotelREZ Appoints Former President of HEDNA As VP Business Development for the Americas

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel representation company, today announced the appointment of Tiffany Topcik as VP of Business Development in the Americas, as the company plans its expansion to the US market. Tiffany Topci...
March 23, 2015
Flight Centre Canada Appoints John Beauvais New President; Greg Dixon Named EVP of Corporate Brand Development, The Americas

Flight Centre has appointed John Beauvais as its new President for its Canadian business effective April 1st. He replaces Greg Dixon who is moving into the new role of Executive Vice President, Corporate Brand Development for the Americas. ...
March 16, 2015
American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Chief Commercial & Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") has announced that Philippe Chérèque has been appointed to expand his remit from Chief Technology Officer to Chief Commercial and Technology Officer. In addition, Steve Curts, who was Senior V...
March 16, 2015
Questex Travel Group Appoints Business Development Manager

Questex Travel Group has named Eric Edmunds business development manager, responsible for growing its Global Meetings and Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) events portfolio across the western United States, western Canada, Mexico, Latin Am...
March 16, 2015
Jarnetta Manna Named Director of Operations For Axiom Hotel, San Francisco

The Axiom Hotel (28 Cyril Magnin St.), opening in fall 2015, has appointed Jarnetta Manna as Director of Operations. Manna brings over a decade of experience in hospitality to her new role at the Axiom Hotel, which is owned by Host Hotels &...
March 12, 2015
Wyndham Hotel Group Names New Chief Digital & Distribution Officer

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide, today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief digital and distribution officer,...
March 11, 2015
Los Cabos Tourism Board Appoints Luis Palacios Larrañaga As Commercial Director

The Los Cabos Tourism Board has announced the appointment of Luis Palacios Larrañaga as Commercial Director. Effective today, Luis will assume the role of Commercial Director for the Los Cabos Tourism Board, overseeing all aspects of intern...
March 11, 2015
Justin Ely Named Director of Sales At La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf-Astoria Resort

La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, has announced the appointment of Justin Ely as director of sales effective March 2, 2015. Ely will be responsible for repositioning La Quinta Resort & Club following a multi-million dollar...
March 11, 2015
Marcia Ferranto Calls For Men To Help WTS Advance Women At COMTO Awards

Marcia Ferranto, President and CEO of WTS International, accepted a Women Who Move the Nation award this morning at an annual awards ceremony presented by COMTO, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials. In her acceptance remarks...
March 10, 2015
Accor Names Balendra Nagesvaran As Vice President of Operations Upscale & Luxury Brands

Accor North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NCAC) region has announced the promotion of Balendra Nagesvaran to vice president of operations for Accor luxury and upscale brands in the region. The segment encompasses all Sofitel (...
March 09, 2015
Industry Veteran Philip Jagiela Joins the Chauffeur Driven Family As Industry and Brand Ambassador

Jagiela comes to Chauffeur Driven (CD) with more than three decades of experience in a range of roles throughout the industry. In addition to having run his own chauffeured transportation company, he has served as the longtime president of ...
March 09, 2015
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Appoints Sam Mcdiarmid To Lead Agency Sales Team For The Americas

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' Vice President of Sales and Marketing, The Americas Brian Windle has announced the appointment of Sam McDiarmid to the role of director of business development, agency sales. McDiarmid will develop and man...
March 05, 2015
Jennifer Geiger Appointed General Manager Embassy Suite Atlanta Perimeter Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Jennifer Geiger has been appointed general manager of Embassy Suites Atlanta -- Perimeter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, according to Ted Ratcliff, Hilton Worldwide senior vice president of operations for Eastern U.S., effective March 9, 2015....
March 04, 2015
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Appoints Mario Busquets As Director of Sales For New York City

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants welcomes Mario Busquets to its dynamic sales force. As the newly appointed Director of Sales for all New York City Kimpton hotels, Busquets brings a fresh and tactical approach to the position, which includes ov...
February 27, 2015
Hilton Worldwide Unveils The 2014 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winners

Hilton Worldwide today announced that 12 Team Members at owned, managed and franchise properties have received the 2014 CEO Light & Warmth Award. This award is the highest accolade any individual can achieve, and was established to recogniz...
February 26, 2015
Alaska Airlines Names Charles Breer New Managing Director of Alliances

Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines. Breer will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position created, to lead the airline's 14 airline alliance partnerships. "Few people in our industry are...
February 24, 2015
Kokua Hospitality Appoints Garry Cox as GM, Axiom Hotel, Opening September In San Francisco

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Kokua Hospitality, LLC has announced the appointment of Garry Cox as General Manager of the Axiom Hotel (28 Cyril Magnin St.), opening in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square in the former Powell Hotel s...
February 23, 2015
JetBlue Announces Leadership Appointments

JetBlue Airways, New York's Hometown Airline, has announced several promotions and key appointments to its leadership team, effective immediately. Mike Elliott has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President - People, highl...
February 19, 2015
American Express Global Business Travel Adds To Technology & Innovation Leadership Team

American Express Global Business Travel ("GBT") is continuing to grow its technology and innovation platform with additional leadership appointments including Evan Konwiser as Vice President, Digital Traveler and Christophe Tcheng as Vice P...
February 18, 2015
Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Carmel Valley Appoints Sean Damery As New VP & GM

The Bernardus Lodge & Spa announced the appointment of Sean Damery as Vice President and General Manager. Damery will be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day management for the award-winning Forbes Four Star property. A veteran ...
February 11, 2015
Accor Appoints Marc Sternagel as Vice President of Operations For Midscale Brands

Accor North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NCAC) region has announced the promotion of Marc Sternagel to vice president of operations for all midscale brands in the region. The segment encompasses all Novotel hotels in the Unit...
February 11, 2015
Elisabeth Wieselthaler-Toelly Joins San Francisco Travel As Director, Media Relations International

Elisabeth Wieselthaler-Toelly has joined San Francisco Travel Association has Director of Public Relations. In her new position, she will oversee international public relations efforts, generating publicity world-wide for San Francisco as ...
February 11, 2015
Water's Edge Resort & Spa Expands Senior Management Team

The Water's Edge Resort & Spa, a classic New England estate with 190 rooms located directly on the Connecticut shoreline in Westbrook, CT, has announced the appointment of Thomas Sullivan as general manager and Nestor Sanchez as food and be...
February 11, 2015
Alaska Airlines Names Jay Gupta Managing Director of Infrastructure & Modern Platforms

Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services division. Gupta is responsible for strategy, implementation and operations for the airline's data center...
February 10, 2015
El Al Israel Airlines Appoints New England Regional Manager

EL AL Israel Airlines has announced the appointment of Paul Dell'Isola as Manager, Northeast Region. Dell'isola will be responsible for leading the sales and marketing effort on the newest EL AL route, which will offer the only nonstop serv...
February 10, 2015
Sabre Appoints Wade Jones Senior Vice President of Marketing & Strategy For Travel Network Business

Sabre Corporation has named Wade Jones senior vice president of marketing and strategy for Sabre Travel Network. "With more than 25 years of experience across a variety of technology sectors, Wade is a world-class marketing and business...
February 10, 2015
Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB Welcomes New President/CEO

Jeff Seifried was named the new President/Chief Executive Officer of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau, according to Randy Brashers, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Seifried is leaving his posit...
February 09, 2015
Donna Del Gallo Joins San Francisco Travel As Director, Citywide Accounts

Donna Del Gallo has joined the San Francisco Travel Association as Director, Citywide Accounts, based out of the association's Washington DC Office. As Director, Citywide Accounts/DC office, she will develop new citywide business in Mar...
February 04, 2015
Deniz Omurgonulsen Selected As New Cornell Hotel Society President

The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) at Cornell University announced that Deniz Omurgonulsen is the new president of the Cornell Hotel Society (CHS), the 86-year-old alumni association that represents SHA graduates in more than 50 activ...
February 04, 2015
World Travel, Inc. Executive Announcements

After nearly 32 years of consistent leadership under current CEO Jim Wells, World Travel, Inc., the privately held and operated travel management company, is honoring Wells' success by recruiting new global talent and celebrating the promot...
January 28, 2015
CWT Appoints Christine Ufniak Director, Marketing, North American Leisure

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Christine Ufniak as director of Marketing for North American Leisure. Ufniak will oversee the development and execution of the North American Leisure Marketing strategy, which includes respons...
January 27, 2015
Alaska Airlines Names Sangita Woerner Vice President of Marketing

Sangita Woerner has joined Alaska Airlines as vice president of marketing, overseeing the company's strategic marketing, advertising and branding programs. "Sangita's deep brand expertise makes her the perfect fit as we continue to ...
January 27, 2015
Michael Lerman Named General Manager, Hyatt Place San Jose

The Hyatt Place San Jose has announced Michael Lerman as the General Manager of the newly renovated downtown San Jose hotel owned and operated by Ultima Hospitality. Michael comes to the Hyatt Place San Jose from The Westin San Francisco A...
January 26, 2015
The San Francisco Travel Association Has Promoted Hubertus Funke To Vice President

Funke joined San Francisco Travel on June 7, 2007, as Director of International Tourism -- Europe & Latin America. His background in the international tourism industry includes work with the largest inbound receptives, AlliedTPro and New W...
January 26, 2015
Tampa Convention Center's Eric Blanc Receives Executive Excellence Award From ESPA

The Tampa Convention Center's (TCC) Director of Sales, Marketing and Convention Services, Eric Blanc recently received the Executive Excellence Award from the Event Services Professionals Association (ESPA). Presented earlier this month at ...
January 22, 2015
Vancouver Convention Centre Welcomes New Director, Events

The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to welcome Adam Radziminski, new Director, Events following an extensive recruitment search from across North America. Adam brings more than 10 years of experience leading teams in the local co...
January 20, 2015
Teri Agosta Named General Manager of Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Teri Agosta, a hospitality industry veteran whose career spans more than 20 years, has been appointed general manager of the 600-room Hilton Cleveland Downtown, scheduled to open next year. She will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-...
January 19, 2015
Rosadela Arenas Appointed As New Business Development Manager At Brands Travel

As of January, Grupo BT Brands Travel, marketing and media solutions company for the travel, luxury and related industries, has incorporated a new Business Development Manager. Ms. Arenas comes from a strong background in sales and busin...
January 14, 2015
FCm Travel Risk Management Expert Charles Brossman Appointed To Key Industry Groups

Global Director of Risk Management for FCm Travel Solutions, Charles Brossman has been appointed to a top travel industry advisory committee and a special task force. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) welcomed Charles to the...
January 14, 2015
Michael Macleod Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing At Riviera Palm Springs

Riviera Palm Springs, situated at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains in the heart of old Palm Springs, today announced the appointment of Michael Macleod as director of sales and marketing. A native of Vancouver, Macleod brings...
January 14, 2015
Conferma Appoints Business Development Director To Spearhead Growth In Latin America

Conferma, the experts in Virtual Card Number (VCN) technology for the corporate travel sector, today announced the appointment of Andres Rojas as Business Development Director -- Americas, to spearhead its future growth across Latin America...
January 13, 2015
Ronald Day Appointed GM of Casa Marina and The Reach, Waldorf Astoria Resorts In Key West

Ronald Day has been appointed general manager of Casa Marina and The Reach, Waldorf Astoria resorts in the Florida Keys, effective immediately. Day oversees the day-to-day operations of the sister properties nested along the southern edge o...
January 13, 2015
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors Elects Officers

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's (LVCVA) Board of Directors unanimously elected Board officers during the January meeting. The officers will serve a two-year term. Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly was named Cha...
January 12, 2015
Alaska Airlines Names John Kirby Vice President of Capacity Planning

John Kirby today joins Alaska Airlines as vice president of capacity planning, overseeing Alaska Air Group's mainline and regional networks and its scheduling and schedule distribution team. "John brings a tremendous depth of experi...
January 12, 2015
El Al Israel Airlines Appoints Shmuel Kuzi As Vice President, North & Central America

EL AL Israel Airlines has announced the appointment of Shmuel Kuzi as Vice President of North and Central America. As the largest and most important operation outside of Israel, Kuzi is responsible for overseeing this division that generate...
January 09, 2015
Ruby Serra Joins Pacific World As Director, Global Sales North America

On January 1, 2015, Pacific World has appointed Ruby Serra as Director, Global Sales North America. Ruby has more than 25 years experience in the Business Events industry, working for the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau as well a...
January 08, 2015
MGM Resort's Michael Dominguez To Keynote 10th Incentive Travel Exchange

Michael Dominguez, senior vice president of hotel sales for MGM Resorts International, will be the keynote speaker at Questex Hospitality + Travel's 10th anniversary Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) event, to be held March 18-21 at The Delan...
January 07, 2015
Travel Tech Welcomes New Vice President of Government Relations

The Travel Technology Association has announced Mike Liptak as the association's new vice president of government relations. Liptak will lead Travel Tech's efforts to protect and enhance independent distribution of travel before the U.S. Co...
January 07, 2015
JetBlue Appoints Tony Lowery, Vice President Technical Operations

JetBlue Airways today announced the appointment of Tony Lowery as the carrier's new Vice President, Technical Operations. Lowery joins JetBlue this week to oversee the company's engineering, maintenance, materiel, and quality functions. He ...
January 06, 2015
Alexi Khajavi Named Executive Vice President of Questex's Hospitality Group

Questex Hospitality + Travel has named Alexi Huntley Khajavi executive vice president of its Hospitality Group, responsible for the overall management and development of the company's global hospitality properties and events including the H...
January 05, 2015
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara Appoints Matt Humphreys As New General Manager

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara has just appointed Matt Humphreys as General Manager. Humphreys is succeeding Dania Duke who will be transferring to the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine as General Manager. Most recently General Manager of t...
December 17, 2014
Israel Ministry of Tourism Appoints Anat Ben Yosef As New Director, Western Region USA

The Israel Ministry of Tourism has appointed Anat Ben Yosef as the new Director of the Israel Government Tourist Office, Western Region USA, based in Los Angeles. She succeeds Eliezer Hod, who oversaw the Western Region for several years. ...
December 17, 2014
Travel and Transport's COO, Tim Fleming, Named To Radius Travel's Board of Directors

Tim Fleming, Travel and Transport's Chief Operating Officer, has been unanimously appointed to the Radius Travel Board of Directors, fulfilling the remaining two years of Bill Tech's term on the Board. Tech, who currently serves as Travel a...
December 12, 2014
Brian King Appointed Director of Sales &Marketing At The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, located in Mexico's most exclusive beach community along the coast of the Riviera Nayarit, today announced the appointment of Brian King as director of sales and marketing. With a distinguished history worki...
December 11, 2014
Kimpton's Re-Launched Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, Palm Beach, Announces Executive Appointments

Kimpton's Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa, Palm Beach, announced the appointments of General Manager, Abe Liao, and Director of Sales, Kate Connor, as the hotel makes its official transition to Kimpton management. The only boutique hotel of...
December 11, 2014
Delta Hotels and Resorts Announce New Leadership Team At Hotels Across The Country

Delta Hotels and Resorts has announced recent leadership appointments at hotel properties across the country that support the development of its hotel leadership teams. Delta is a coast-to-coast company with more than 40 properties and 6,00...
December 10, 2014
Delta Air Lines' Board of Directors Names Sergio Rial As Newest Member

Delta Air Lines' board of directors today announced Sergio Rial as its newest member, effective immediately. Rial serves as chief executive officer of Marfrig Global Foods, a multinational company based in Brazil with operations in the foo...
December 09, 2014
Nazba Jenulevich Appointed General Manager Of The Essex Resort & Spa

The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort and Spa, today announced the appointment of Nazba Jenulevich as general manager. In this new capacity, Jenulevich is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction and vision, as well as overs...
December 09, 2014
Delta Air Lines Adds Vice President of Sales For West Coast Region

Delta Air Lines continues to strengthen its West Coast network with the addition of a new Vice President, Sales -- West based in Los Angeles. Ranjan Goswami, former Managing Director -- West Region, will lead a commercial team of dedicated ...
December 08, 2014
JetBlue Appoints Alexander Chatkewitz Vice President, Controller

JetBlue Airways today announced the appointment of Alexander Chatkewitz as the carrier's new Vice President, Controller. Chatkewitz joins JetBlue today and will oversee the company's accounting, tax, payroll, accounts payable and credit car...
December 01, 2014
Travelport Appoints Matt Minetola As Chief Information Officer

Travelport announced today the appointment of Matt Minetola as its new Chief Information Officer. Minetola, who takes on responsibility for leading Travelport's Technology organization with immediate effect, brings more than 27 years o...
November 24, 2014
CWT Canada Appoints Jocelyne Faucher to Lead Associate Program

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada today announced that Jocelyne Faucher has been appointed as director of CWT Canada's Associate Program. The CWT Associate Program is a network of independently-owned travel agencies nationwide that opera...
November 21, 2014
Alaska Air Group Names Bryan Shillito Managing Director of Safety Programs

Bryan Shillito has been named managing director of safety programs for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Shillito will lead Air Group's cross-organizational safety programs and ensure a robust Safety M...
November 20, 2014
Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau Names Carrie Westergard As Executive Director

The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, the organization responsible for enhancing the city's economy through tourism, today announced the hiring of Carrie Westergard as its executive director. Westergard will start on January 5, 2015. ...
November 20, 2014
Greg Klassen To Bid Farewell To The Canadian Tourism Commission On February 13, 2015

After 13 years of senior management leadership at the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), most recently serving as interim President and CEO, Greg Klassen today announced that he will be leaving the CTC effective Feb. 13, 2015. The Chair ...
November 17, 2014
Signature Travel Network Adds Christine Alestra To Expand Its Destination Partnerships Program

Christine Alestra has been appointed the new destination partnerships director to further develop Signature Travel Network's destination partnerships. These partnerships include tourism boards and convention bureaus from around the world. A...
November 11, 2014
FC USA Names Charlene Leiss Senior VP Sales & Marketing -- Corporate Brands USA

FC USA has promoted Charlene Leiss to senior vice president of the corporate brands within its portfolio. Previously Leiss was national sales leader of the FCm Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveler brands, a position she held for two yea...
November 10, 2014
Shepard Exposition Expands National Sales Team

Shepard Exposition Services has announced the addition of two new National Sales Managers to help support its expanding business in the Orlando and Las Vegas markets. Alex Shelton will be based in Shepard's Las Vegas branch and Tony Diehl i...
November 10, 2014
Livability.com Names the Best Places to Retire In The U.S. , 2014

Each day nearly 10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65, and retirement is within reach. Nearly four in 10 Boomers plan to move when they retire. With this in mind, Livability.com has named the Best Places to Retire, 2014. These cities offer acc...
November 08, 2014
Carol Lekki Is Named The First Recipient of The Michelle Morgan Leadership Award

Signature Travel Network announced Carol Lekki, CTC, MCC, DS and president of Carol's Travel Service, Inc., located in Tinley Park, Illinois, as the first recipient of the Michelle Morgan Leadership Award. The Michelle Morgan Leadership ...
November 06, 2014
Gary E. Schweikert Appointed Managing Director of Trump SoHo New York

Trump Hotel Collection has announced the appointment of Gary E. Schweikert to managing director of Trump SoHo New York. Bringing more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Schweikert is responsible for the ongoing operations and strategic direc...
November 03, 2014
Jana Atlas Of Frosch Travel Wins The PCMA NCC Innovation Award

Jana Atlas, vice president of global conferences & events for Frosch Travel ("FROSCH"), has received the "Innovation Award" from the Northern California Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). The award is...
October 31, 2014
Dianne Young, Exhibition Place CEO Elected To UFI Board of Directors

The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) recently announced Exhibition Place CEO, Dianne Young has been elected to the UFI Board Directors. The term will commence immediately after the UFI General Assembly in Bogota, Colombi...
October 30, 2014
Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Mark Kukulski To Lead Hotel Management Company

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Mark Kukulski as president of its management division, Wyndham Hotel Group Management. In this role, effective November 11, Kukulski will be responsible for the consistent execution ...
October 28, 2014
CWT Energy, Resources & Marine Bolsters Global Team; New Senior Appointments

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, the specialist energy and resource services division of leading travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), will be strengthening its global leadership team. Three key leaders have been added to ...
October 27, 2014
General Manager Appointed For Holiday Inn Express At JFK Airport

M&R Hotel Management, operator of 10 New York hotels, today announced the appointment of Kevin Chang as general manager of the 129-room Holiday Inn Express New York JFK Airport near John F. Kennedy International Airport in Jamaica, New York...
October 27, 2014
Alaska Air Group Announces Two Additions To Its Board of Directors

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, today announced the appointment of Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca as new members of its board of directors. The appointments support the company's continued efforts t...
October 20, 2014
Destination BC Names New Vice President of Global Marketing

After an extensive search, Destination BC welcomes Maya Lange as its new Vice President of Global Marketing, announced CEO Marsha Walden. Ms. Lange has a proven track record of managing strong brands on the local, national and world stag...
October 20, 2014
Cornerstone's Phillip Tau Named One of PhoCusWright's 35 Under 35 In Travel

Cornerstone Information Systems announced today that Phillip Tau, Business Development, was selected as one of PhoCusWright's 35 Under 35 in the PhoCusWright Young Leaders Summit. The Young Leaders Summit recognizes rising stars in the trav...
October 20, 2014
Wyndham Hotel Group's Rui Barros To Oversee North America Franchise Operations

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Rui Barros as president and managing director of North America franchise operations. In this role, Barros will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group's field and brand operations fun...
October 16, 2014
GBTA Comments On Retirement of TSA Administrator John S. Pistole

Today, Transportation Security Administrator John S. Pistole announced his retirement. GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick issued the following statement: "The Global Business Travel Association thanks Administrator...
October 16, 2014
David Goldstein Appointed President & CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture), today announced the appointment of David Goldstein as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), effective Dec...
October 15, 2014
Ovation Names Chris Baker Winner of 2014 Huggability Award

Ovation Global DMC, the Destination Services Division of MCI, has named Chris Baker DMCP winner of the 2014 Ovation Huggabilty Award. The announcement was made today at IMEX America, Las Vegas by Aoife Delaney. Owner of Chicago Travel C...
October 14, 2014
JetBlue Appoints Keith Slotter Vice President, Security

JetBlue Airways has announced the appointment of Keith Slotter to the role of Vice President, Security. Slotter joins JetBlue this week and will oversee all aspects of corporate security at JetBlue including security risk management, invest...
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 07, 2014
JetBlue Appoints Kevin Crissey Director, Investor Relations

JetBlue Airways today announced the appointment of Kevin Crissey to the role of Director, Investor Relations. Crissey joins JetBlue this week and will oversee the carrier's financial communication strategy and manage its relationship with t...
October 06, 2014
Hampton Inn and Suites Harvey/Westbank New Orleans Names Taylor Patrick McInerney As GM

Hampton Inn & Suites Harvey/New Orleans Westbank has announced that Taylor Patrick McInerney, CRDE has been appointed as the hotel's new general manager. The four-story, 83-room hotel is located at 1651 5th Street and has been open since Ap...
October 01, 2014
Air Canada Announces New Appointment To Board of Directors

Air Canada today announced the appointment of Michael M. Wilson to the Board of Directors of Air Canada. Mr. Wilson retired from Agrium Inc. in December 2013 after 13 years, including 10 years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Pr...
October 01, 2014
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago Appoints Joshua Eastman As Business Travel Sales Manager

The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago has announced Joshua Eastman as the new business travel sales manager. In this role, Eastman focuses on achieving hotel revenue, profit, and customer satisfaction goals within the business transient mark...
September 29, 2014
Corporate Travel Management Solutions Appoints Don Kennedy As Senior VP Strategic Development

Corporate Travel Management Solutions (ctms), the leading travel management company, today announced the appointment of Don Kennedy, as Senior Vice President of Strategic Development. Mr. Kennedy was Senior Vice President of Travelsavers...
September 29, 2014
Novotel North America Appoints Michael Singer Area General Manager, Toronto Properties

Novotel North America has announced the promotion of Michael Singer to Area General Manager of all Toronto Novotel hotels. Currently General Manager of Novotel North York and a 25-year veteran of Accor, the world's leading hotel operator, S...
September 29, 2014
United Airlines Names Linda Jojo Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

United Airlines today announced that Linda Jojo will become its executive vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the development, implementation and management of technology strategy and solutions to support United's ...
September 24, 2014
Travel Leaders Corporate Names Parker Schlank VP of Finance, Data & Strategic Partnerships

Today, Travel Leaders Corporate - one of the industry's leading corporate travel management companies (TMC) -- has announced that it has appointed its Controller, Parker Schlank, to the newly created position of Vice President of Finance, ...
September 22, 2014
Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia Appoints Jean-Marc Jalbert As General Manager

Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia today announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Jalbert as general manager. Jalbert will oversee all staff operations, ensuring that all facets of the 301-room historic property exceed guest expectation...
September 18, 2014
Former ADMEI President Joins Pow Wow's Advisory Board

Pow Wow Smart, a meetings industry software company offering cutting-edge, cloud-based ground transportation management solutions, has announced the appointment of Grant Snider, DMCP, to its Advisory Board. Grant will offer strategic guidan...
September 18, 2014
JetBlue Announces CEO Succession; Robin Hayes To Succeed Dave Barger, Effective February 16

JetBlue Airways today announced that Robin Hayes, the company's current President, will succeed Dave Barger as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 16, 2015. Barger will serve on the JetBlue Board of Directors until February 15, 2015...
September 16, 2014
Alaska Airlines Names Bryan Zidar Managing Director of Corporate Communications

Alaska Airlines has named business communications professional Bryan Zidar its new managing director of corporate communications. Zidar will head up the company's public relations and employee communications efforts. "Making our internal...
September 15, 2014
Signature Announces New Board of Directors; Concludes Successful 2014 Owners' Meeting

Signature Travel Network elected its new Board of Directors for 2014-2015 at the annual Owners' Meeting in Carlsbad, CA, which concluded today. President Alex Sharpe states, "I want to thank the Board of Directors for what has been a fa...
September 11, 2014
North American Airports Elect New Board Members; James C. Cherry Named Chair, ACI North America

During its Annual General Membership Business Meeting on Sept. 9, members of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) elected a new Chair, James C. Cherry, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal. Serving as First Vice Cha...
September 10, 2014
Ron Samardzia Named General Manager of New Hilton Garden Inn Gallup, NM

The Hilton Garden Inn Gallup, owned and operated by Total Management Systems, today announced that Ron Samardzia has been appointed General Manager of the new Hilton Garden Inn located at 1530 West Maloney Avenue. The 105-suite hotel, curre...
September 09, 2014
Uri Steinberg Appointed Israel's New Tourism Commissioner, North America

Jerusalem-born Uri Steinberg has been appointed the State of Israel's new Tourism Commissioner, North America, effective September 2014. He succeeds Haim Gutin, who has returned to the Ministry's Jerusalem head office, after a five-year sti...
September 09, 2014
NYC & Company Announces Promotions Within Its Tourism Development Department

NYC & Company has announced several promotions within its Tourism Development department - these individuals are responsible for positioning New York City as a premier travel destination through domestic and international travel trade effor...
September 03, 2014
ISES Elects New International President

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has elected Kevin White CSEP, as it's new International President for the 2014/15 year. Kevin, founder and chief strategist of XPL, the Boston based live experience agency, is a previous Pr...
September 02, 2014
BCD Travel Names Craig Bailey New President of North America

BCD Travel today announced the appointment of Craig Bailey as president of North America. As the leader of North America, Bailey will focus on continuing to shape, strengthen and grow business in BCD Travel's largest market. He'll overse...
September 02, 2014
Flight Centre Appoints Michael Friend As VP Product & Wholesale

Flight Centre has announced that Michael Friend has joined the Canadian executive team as Vice President of Product & Wholesale responsible for trade partner relationships where priority will be win-win outcomes, manufactured product, GOGO ...
August 27, 2014
Air Canada Announces New Executive Appointment

Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Calin Rovinescu, today announced the following organizational re-alignment effective September 1, 2014. Benjamin Smith, previously Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, ...
August 27, 2014
Delta Air Lines Announces Executive Changes

Delta Air Lines today shared the following news from CEO Richard Anderson to its employees worldwide. Mike Campbell, Executive Vice President -- Human Resources & Labor Relations, has informed Delta's Board of Directors of his decision ...
August 26, 2014
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Thomas Mangas Executive VP & CFO

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that Thomas B. Mangas has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective September 29, 2014. Mangas will be a member of Starwood's Senior Leadership Team and...
August 25, 2014
JetBlue Appoints Marc Esposito Vice President, Values Relations

JetBlue Airways, New York's Hometown Airline, has announced the appointment of Marc Esposito to the role of Vice President, Values Relations. Esposito joins the JetBlue leadership team effective today and will oversee the carrier's labor an...
August 25, 2014
Michael Regan Appointed Executive VP & CFO For Outrigger Enterprises Group

Outrigger Enterprises Group has announced the appointment of Michael Regan as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Regan most recently served as the hold separate manager on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission, operat...
August 22, 2014
Rhonda Salisbury Named Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau CEO

On August 14, 2014, the Board of Directors of destination marketing organization Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau named current Director of Marketing Rhonda Salisbury as the bureau's Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dannion Cunning in tha...
August 20, 2014
AIG Travel Taps Philip H. Hsia As President of AIG Travel, Americas

AIG Travel recently announced the appointment of Philip H. Hsia as President of AIG Travel, Americas. In his new role, Hsia will manage AIG Travel and its suite of Travel Guard products and services in the United States, Canada, Latin Ameri...
August 20, 2014
Plantation on Crystal River, Florida Promotes Michael Mancke To General Manager

The Plantation on Crystal River - a hidden gem on Florida's Nature Coast - has promoted Michael Mancke to general manager of the 196-room resort. In this position, Mancke is responsible for directing all departments, operations and revenue ...
August 19, 2014
Sabre Appoints Two Executives For Its Hospitality Solutions Business

Sabre today announced the appointment of two executives to lead key enterprise account and strategy roles for Sabre Hospitality Solutions. St. John Murphy, vice president for Enterprise Accounts, will be responsible for developing enterpris...
August 13, 2014
L'Abattoir Chef Makes Cut for Prestigious Benefit Dinner

Chef Lee Cooper of L'Abattoir will chop it up with nine celebrity chefs from across the U.S. and Canada at the annual Northern Chefs Alliance & FarmOn! Foundation Dinner. The charitable event will take place on Sunday, August 17, at the ...
August 12, 2014
Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach Announces Two Key Appointments

Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach announced the additions of hospitality veterans Donte Johnson as general manager, and Alex Batista as director of sales and marketing of the "backyard bliss" design-inspired, oceanfront hotel that com...
August 07, 2014
IBTM America Event Director Announced

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced management changes for IBTM America 2015 (renamed following AIBTM 2014) with Jaime Rosov appointed as Event Director. Michael J. Lyons, who has been at the helm of AIBTM for the past two years, is leavi...
August 06, 2014
Delta Air Lines' Senior VP, New York, Gail Grimmett Elected To NYC & Company Board of Directors

Gail Grimmett, senior vice president -- New York for Delta Air Lines, has been elected to the Board of Directors of NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York. "As New York's lead...
August 05, 2014
NYC & Company Announces Election of New Board of Directors

Emily K. Rafferty, NYC & Company's chairman of the board and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, today announced the election of 28 new candidates to the organization's Board of Directors, including 14 new board members and 14 new ...
August 04, 2014
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Promotes Three Veteran Hotel Leaders In The Americas

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the promotion of three longtime leaders to new senior positions within the Americas. Recognizing Starwood's growing franchise business, Colleen Keating has been promoted to the newly...
August 04, 2014
Direct Travel Appoints Gerard Bellino VP Leisure Travel, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Direct Travel, a leading provider of travel management services in the U.S., has announced the appointment of industry expert Gerard Bellino as Vice President of Leisure Travel, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. With over ...
August 04, 2014
Direct Travel Names Christine Sikes Senior Vice President of Operations

Direct Travel, a leading provider of travel management services in the U.S., recently announced the appointment of industry veteran Christine Sikes as Senior Vice President of Operations. With over 25 years of travel industry experienc...
July 30, 2014
Jerad Bachar Named To Destination Marketing Association International 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Jerad Bachar, CEO of Nasaafir "Let's Travel" has been chosen to serve on the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) 2014-2015 board of directors. The new board was sanctioned at DMAI's 2014 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Ne...
July 25, 2014
Crystal Petersson Named General Manager of Cypress Inn, Carmel-By-The-Sea

Cypress Inn announced the appointment of Crystal Petersson as General Manager of the iconic 1920 historic landmark, effective July 15, 2014. Petersson will be responsible for all aspects of daily operations and leadership management of the ...
July 24, 2014
LVCVA's Rossi Ralenkotter Inducted Into Inaugural Destination Marketing Hall of Fame

Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), has been honored with the 2014 destination marketing Hall of Fame Award by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). The award was c...
July 24, 2014
Las Vegas CVA's Cathy Tull Joins DMAI 2014-2015 Board of Directors

Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has been chosen to serve on the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) 2014-2015 board of directors. The new board wa...
July 24, 2014
M&R Hotel Management Names Manager For Staten Island Hotel, New York

M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Evette Ubinas as general manager of the 93-room Comfort Inn hotel on Wild Avenue in Staten Island, responsible for operations, sales, revenue management, marketing, guest relations, se...
July 23, 2014
David L. Campbell Named President of Horizon Air

The board of directors of Horizon Air has named David L. Campbell president and chief operating officer, Alaska Air Group announced today. "We are excited to welcome Dave to Horizon Air and the Alaska Air Group team," said Alaska Air Gr...
July 22, 2014
GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer Inducted Into DMAI's Hall Of Fame

GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer was honoured by Destination Marketing Association International -- DMAI -- as one of the first six inductees into its newly established Hall of Fame today. Launched in 2014, on the occasion of DMAI's centenni...
July 21, 2014
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Adds New Regional Sales Manager

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the largest full-service beachfront resort hotel on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, has announced the appointment of Richard Hays as the resort's newest regional sales manager. Based in Harwood, Md....
July 15, 2014
Daniel Schmidt Joins The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain As Executive Chef

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has named Daniel Schmidt to the position of Executive Chef, bringing to the resort an acclaimed culinary artist celebrated for his creative cuisine. German-born Daniel Schmidt is known for signature dishes...
July 15, 2014
Dominique Colliat Appointed Executive VP, Accor, HotelServices, North/Central America & Caribbean

Accor has announced the appointment of Dominique Colliat to Executive Vice President, HotelServices, North & Central America and Caribbean. A 27-year veteran of Accor, Colliat will be responsible for targeted business and development strate...
July 15, 2014
Las Vegas CVA's Chris Meyer Named Chairman of the Board of Directors for CEMA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's (LVCVA) Chris Meyer, vice president of global business sales, has been named Chairman of the Board for the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA). Meyer served as vice president this p...
July 14, 2014
New Executive Chef Karan Suri Arrives At The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel

With his jet-setting background and international postings, the airport is an ideal location for Karan Suri, the new executive chef of The Fairmont Vancouver Airport, with his food philosophy of "local sourced and globally inspired". Prior...
July 08, 2014
M&R Hotel Management Names Area Manager For Two JFK Hotels

M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Faiza Nadeem as area general manager, responsible for the 75-room Days Inn Jamaica -- JFK Airport and the adjacent 88-room Best Western JFK Airport near John F. Kennedy International A...
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 07, 2014
Signature Names Jean Newman Glock As Its New Social Media & PR Ambassador

Jean Newman Glock, a respected travel industry leader and social media expert, has joined Signature Travel Network as its new Social Media and Public Relations ambassador. In her new role, Ms. Newman Glock will be Signature's key contact fo...
July 07, 2014
Serge Simard Named Regional VP For Fairmont Hotels & Resorts In Eastern Canada

Serge Simard was recently appointed Regional Vice President, Eastern Canada and General Manager, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth effective August 4, 2014. Mr. Simard succeeds Richard Payette who retired on June 27th, after 16 years overseeing ...
July 07, 2014
JetBlue Appoints Nancy Elder Vice President, Communications

JetBlue Airways, New York's Hometown Airline, today announced the appointment of Nancy Elder to the role of Vice President, Communications. Elder joins JetBlue effective today and will oversee the award-winning company's communication strat...
July 07, 2014
Manager Appointed For Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West

M&R Hotel Management, operator of 10 New York hotels, today announced the appointment of Tracey Rucks to general manager of the 177-room Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West at 538 W. 48th St. Tracey Rucks, a 10-year hospitality in...
July 03, 2014
M&R Hotel Management Names Manager For New Staten Island Hotel

M&R Hotel Management today announced the appointment of Thomas Gatto as general manager of the 105-room, full-service Holiday Inn Staten Island, scheduled to open next month at 290 Wild Ave. in the Travis section on the west side of the isl...
July 03, 2014
Alaska Airlines Names Shaunta Hyde Managing Director of Community Relations

Alaska Airlines has named Shaunta Hyde to the newly created position of managing director of community relations. A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, Hyde will lead community relations and charitable giving in the continental United ...
June 27, 2014
Delta Air Lines' Shareholders Re-Elect Board

Delta Air Lines' shareholders today voted, among other items, to re-elect the 14 incumbent members of the Board of Directors. At the airline's annual meeting, shareholders approved an advisory vote on Delta's executive compensation (know...
June 24, 2014
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Names Ben Scott Vice President of Marketing, Americas

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Ben Scott has joined the company as vice president of marketing for the Americas. Overseeing all aspects of the marketing organization in the Americas, Scott will be responsible for lead...
June 17, 2014
Kinzie Hotel, Chicago Announces Patti Koehn As New General Manager

On June 1, 2014, Kinzie Hotel (20 W. Kinzie St.) announced Chicago native Patti Koehn as general manager of Chicago's premiere boutique hotel, situated in the heart of River North. Bringing over 24 years of leadership experience, two of tho...
June 11, 2014
Halekulani Corporation Appoints Dara Lum Communications Director

Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages both Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotel on Oahu, Hawaii, has appointed Dara Lum to the position of Communications Director. Ms. Lum will be responsible for all aspects of communications for the...
June 10, 2014
John Gibson Appointed Chair of the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council today announced Prince George Airport Authority President and CEO John Gibson has been appointed as the new chair of its board. The CAC also announced Greater Toronto Airports Authority President and CEO Howard...
June 09, 2014
The Westin Columbus Announces Halley Karas As General Manager

The Westin Columbus has welcomed Halley Karas as the new General Manager of the downtown hotel owned and operated by Ultima Hospitality. Halley comes to Ohio from Illinois where she was the Director of Operations at the Double Tree by Hilto...
June 06, 2014
FROSCH Travel Names Steve Sedgwick New VP of Concur Services & Sales

In an effort to increase value and services to its clients, FROSCH has named Steve Sedgwick its new Vice President of Concur Platform Services & Sales. The travel management company has tapped Sedgwick to assist in the growth of their techn...
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 05, 2014
Industry Veteran Meg Murgatroyd Joins CWT's North American Leisure Organization

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Meg Murgatroyd has joined the company as director, Supplier Management for CWT's North American Leisure organization. She is based in Toronto and will focus on growing CWT's supplier relati...
June 03, 2014
Tourism Vancouver Announces Ty Speer As New President & CEO

Tourism Vancouver Board Chair Bob Lindsay (owner, Lift Bar Grill View) announces the appointment of Mr. Ty Speer (48) as president and CEO of the 111-year-old destination marketing and management organization. Speer joins Tourism Vancou...
June 03, 2014
Air Canada President and CEO, Calin Rovinescu, Named IATA Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced that Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors for a one-year term, effective immediately. "As ...
June 02, 2014
Wyndham Hotel Group Welcomes Josh Lesnick As Chief Marketing Officer

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Josh Lesnick as chief marketing officer. Lesnick will be responsible for the company's brand, loyalty and online marketing; e-commerce; global sales; hotel system strategy; and rev...
May 27, 2014
Air Canada Announces Appointment of Duncan Bureau As Vice-President, Global Sales

Air Canada today announced the appointment of Duncan Bureau as Vice-President, Global Sales. Mr. Bureau will report directly to Ben Smith, Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, and in this newly defined position will be...
May 21, 2014
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Adds To Hotel's Sales Team

Hyatt Regency San Francisco recently appointed three new managers to the hotel's sales team, according to Director of Sales and Marketing Stacey Edinger. Caitlin LyonCaitlin Lyon was named Associate Director of Sales. Caitlin's expertise...
May 20, 2014
JetBlue Names Captain Bart Roberts Vice President, Flight Operations

JetBlue Airways today announced that Captain Charles (Bart) Roberts has been named Vice President, Flight Operations reporting to Jeff Martin, Senior Vice President, Operations. In this role, he will be responsible for leading JetBlue's 2,8...
May 15, 2014
Vancouver's Tourism Industry Bids Farewell To Tourism Vancouver President & CEO Rick Antonson

More than 600 members of Vancouver's tourism community gathered in an elegant ballroom at the Vancouver Convention Centre to formally bid adieu to Rick Antonson, Tourism Vancouver's president and CEO. Guests feasted on an array of Rick's fa...
May 15, 2014
Anna M. Gaffney Appointed General Manager of The Verb Hotel, Boston

Anna M. Gaffney has been appointed General Manager of The Verb Hotel, a dynamic new property located in Boston's vibrant Fenway neighborhood. A seasoned industry leader, Gaffney brings with her an extensive background in hospitality managem...
May 15, 2014
GTAA Announces Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Appointment

Jill Sharland has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), effective Monday, May 26, 2014. Jill joins the GTAA following a successful twenty year care...
May 14, 2014
Alaska Air Group Announces Leadership Changes

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has announced several changes today to reorganize responsibilities among the company's senior leadership. CFO Brandon Pedersen has been promoted to executive vice p...
May 14, 2014
Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Paulo Pena To Lead Latin America Region

Focused on maintaining its vigorous development strategy and growing its presence in Latin America, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,500 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, today anno...
May 02, 2014
WestJet Announces New Chief Information Officer

WestJet has announced the appointment of Rocky Wiggins to the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, effective June 2, 2014. Rocky Wiggins joins WestJet from Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines where he has...
May 02, 2014
Delta Air Lines Names Kevin Shinkle as Chief Communications Officer

Delta Air Lines has named Kevin Shinkle senior vice president and Chief Communications Officer, effective May 7, 2014. Shinkle, 48, joins Delta from the executive ranks of the Associated Press where he began in 2008 as assistant busines...
May 02, 2014
Tracy Judge Joins Cadence Travel Management

Don Jones, newly elected Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cadence, has announced that Tracy Judge, CMP will assume the role of Director of Business Development, Meetings and Incentives at Cadence. Tracy joins Cadence af...
May 01, 2014
Lanyon Appoints John Pulling As Chief Technology Officer

Lanyon, a leader in global meetings, events, and hospitality technology, has announced the appointment of John Pulling as its Chief Technology Officer. Pulling joins Lanyon shortly after its merger with ACTIVE Network Business Solutions and...
May 01, 2014
Cornerstone Creates New Innovation Group; Ron Childress Named President & COO

Today Cornerstone announced the creation of their new Innovation Group. The division will be led by Cornerstone Founder Mat Orrego along with a group of dedicated innovators, developers, and analysts that includes Senior Vice Presidents Ro...
April 29, 2014
New Director, Marketing & Sales; New PR Manager At German National Tourist Office Canada

The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has announced the appointment of Antje Splettstoesser as new Director Marketing & Sales Office Canada. Splettstoesser joins Carina Schumacher at the GNTO, who holds the position as Manager Public Re...
April 29, 2014
JetBlue Announces Senior-Level Organizational Changes

JetBlue Airways today announced a number of organizational changes as part of a proactive, company-wide organizational realignment designed to enhance operational performance, customer experience and create an overall more efficient airline...
April 28, 2014
Pioneer Physicist and BESydney Ambassador Elected To American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Business Events Sydney's (BESydney) Ambassador, Scientia Professor of Physics Michelle Simmons, has joined the likes of Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Alexander Graham Bell as an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Scie...
April 18, 2014
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Communications Dispatchers Recognized

Airport Communications Dispatchers at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) were recognized by the San Mateo County Communication Managers Association (CMA) for their efforts during the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 accident in July 20...
April 16, 2014
New General Manager At Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa In Santa Fe, New Mexico

Corey Fidler has been promoted to General Manager at Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He comes from a fine dining background, having worked at the Red Fox in West Virginia, and arrived in Santa Fe 20 years ago to...
April 15, 2014
Signature Travel Network Expands Member Engagement Initiatives

Signature Travel Network announces three new developments, including additional member-based committees, a new Membership Engagement Department, and the expansion of its management team. For over a decade, Signature has been working cl...
April 14, 2014
Pat Hochstein Joins Cornerstone As Director of Corporate Business Development

Cornerstone has announced that Patrick Hochstein has joined the company as Director, Corporate Business Development. Most recently, Pat was a senior sales executive with Xerox Business Services where he was the sales leader for the Delta A...
April 08, 2014
Stephanie Pappas Named Industry Partner of the Year by the Massachusetts Lodging Association

Stephanie Pappas, Director of International Meetings & Sports Business Development for the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been named Industry Partner of the Year by the Massachusetts Lodging Association. Stephanie was reco...
April 01, 2014
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Appoints Achim Lenders To Oversee Global Food & Beverage Strategy

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that Achim Lenders, an industry veteran with 30 years of experience, has joined the company as Vice President, Global Food and Beverage. Lenders, who most recently served as Corporate ...
April 01, 2014
SAS Increases Service To The US and Celebrates 50th Anniversary On The Copenhagen To Chicago Route

SAS was the first airline to fly over the North Pole to the US West Coast in 1954. Ten years later, SAS also began flying to the US Midwest and is now celebrating 50 years of service between Copenhagen and Chicago. In 2014, SAS is continuin...
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
Lanyon Appoints David Bonnette As Chief Executive Officer

Lanyon, the leader in global meetings, events, and hospitality technology, announced the appointment of David Bonnette, formerly the CEO of BigMachines, as its Chief Executive Officer. Bonnette is joining the company shortly after the co...
March 26, 2014
Amy Colbert Joins Shepard Exposition Services In Orlando

Shepard Exposition Services has announced that Amy Colbert has joined the Orlando branch in the capacity of National Sales Manager. Amy brings with her over 15 years of experience and expertise in event planning, sales, community relations ...
March 24, 2014
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Promotes Rob Andrews To Director, Operations, New York City

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants announced today that Eventi's General Manager, Rob Andrews, has been appointed the Director of Operations for all New York City Kimpton hotels which include Eventi, Ink48, 70 Park Avenue and The Muse. Robe...
March 24, 2014
Four Seasons Promotes Christopher Norton to Executive VP, Global Product & Operations

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the promotion of Christopher Norton to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Global Product and Operations. Effective April 1, 2014, the position includes responsibility for wo...
March 19, 2014
Mayor De Blasio Announces Fred Dixon As NYC & Company CEO

On 14th March 2014 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Fred Dixon as President and CEO of NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organisation. Dixon will succeed George Fertitta who stepped ...
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 06, 2014
TEC Chair, Joyce Groote Wins Influential Women In Business Award

TEC Canada (The Executive Committee) announced today that Vancouver TEC Chair, Joyce Groote, was honoured with an Influential Women in Business (IWIB) Award yesterday at their annual luncheon in Vancouver. IWIB honourees are influential ...
March 04, 2014
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Names Christoph Moje Hotel Manager

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena has appointed veteran hotelier Christoph Moje to the position of Hotel Manager, adding to a hotel leadership team of some of the most accomplished names in luxury hospitality. Mr. Christoph Moje brings mo...
March 03, 2014
Wyndham Worldwide Announces Division Executive Appointments

Wyndham Worldwide has announced that Geoff Ballotti, President and CEO of the global hospitality company's timeshare exchange and vacation rental division will succeed departing hotel division President and CEO Eric Danziger, who is leaving...
March 03, 2014
Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia Bell Captain Stephen Hornstein Named Employee of the Year

Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia has announced Steve Hornstein has been named the 2013 Radisson Blu Employee of the Year by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, at the company's rece...
February 26, 2014
Paul J. Sacco Named To American Hotel & Lodging Association Board of Directors

Paul J. Sacco, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Lodging Association has been named to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) 2014 board of directors, representing the Partner State Association segment. The new board of direct...
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