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 appointments 



 


ALLISON RAMOS TO GLOBUS

05 FEB 2016: Kim Clarke, director of sales for the Globus family of brands, has announced the appointment of Allison Ramos to the newly-created position of BDM for Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley.


MARK CONROY TO SILVERSEA CRUISES

06 FEB 2016: Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises announced yesterday the appointment of cruise industry veteran Mark Conroy as head of the company's Miami office, which has responsibility for the Americas. "I have known, appreciated and respected Mark for more than twenty years and cannot hide my satisfaction in having him join us," said Silversea's chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio.


ANNOUNCEMENT
Steve Sammut appointed as president of Rocky Mountaineer

19 JAN 2016: Rocky Mountaineer has announced the appointment of Steve Sammut as its new President. Since joining Rocky Mountaineer in 2012 as the executive vice president and chief financial officer, Sammut has been delivering consistent growth in both domestic and international markets.


APPOINTMENT
Jennifer Bradley at Transat Tours

05 JAN 2015: Transat Tours Canada announces the appointment of Jennifer Bradley to the position of business development representative for Northern Alberta as well as the Peace District of Northern B.C.


APPOINTMENT
Marigold Frontuna at Air Canada Vacations

05 JAN 2016: Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has appointed Marigold Frontuna as general manager, sales – Western Canada effective immediately.


APPOINTMENT
Richard Morse to Carnival

18 DEC 2015: Richard Morse has been named senior vice president of hotel operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise operator. Morse will be responsible for all guest-facing aspects of the Carnival vacation experience, including entertainment, culinary and dining, beverage, housekeeping, and guest services and logistics.


SHERATON CENTRE NAMES NEW BANQUET CHEF

22 OCT 2015: Sheraton Centre Toronto has announced the appointment of Carlo Curto as the new Banquet Chef for Starwood’s Canadian flagship hotel. He is responsible for designing and executing meal service for events in 60 meeting spaces and over 130,000 square feet of space.


APPOINTMENT
Sofia Ferreira at Sunwing in BC and the Yukon

16 OCT 2015: Sunwing Vacations has announced that Sofia Ferreira, Business Development Manager for the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, has been promoted and will now also assume responsibility for all retail travel agencies in British Columbia and the Yukon.


ALEXIS MAYER AT VOX
Account Manager, Texas Tourism

15 OCT 2015: VoX International has announced the appointment of Alexis Mayer as Travel Trade Account Manager for Texas Tourism. Mayer will work closely with the travel trade to promote the state of Texas as a key destination for Canadian travellers.


APPOINTMENT
Pat Rochon to World Expeditions

09 OCT 2015: Nathalie Gauthier, North American manager for World Expeditions, has announced the appointment of Pat Rochon to the newly-created position of sales manager, Canada.


APPOINTMENT
Michelle Loveridge to itravel2000

09 OCT 2015: itravel2000 has appointed Michelle Loveridge as the company’s new Contact Centre Director. “We are delighted that Michelle has joined our team,” said Dean Moore, CEO for itravel2000.

 


CAROLINA TORRES AT GLOBUS

30 SEP 2015: Kim Clarke, director of sales for the Globus family of brands, has announced the promotion of Carolina Torres to the role of inside sales associate.

 


ALAN ZAKKA TO ACV

30 SEP 2015: Air Canada Vacations has appointed Alan Zakka as general manager sales – Eastern Canada, effective immediately. Zakka has more than 27 years of experience in leisure travel.


MOTTERSHEAD HEADS THOMAS COOK UK

30 Sep 2015: A familiar face is taking over as managing director of Thomas Cook UK. Commercial director, Chris Mottershead, who joined the company in April, replaces Salman Syed on October 1.


TERRILYN KUNOPASKI TO MY PASSION MEDIA INC.

29 SEP 2015: My Passion Media Inc. has announced the expansion of its editorial team in Toronto with the appointment of Terrilyn Kunopaski as editorial director - Travel and Leisure.

 


WESTJET APPOINTMENT
Harry Taylor to Executive Vice President and CFO

24 SEP 2015:  WestJet Airlines has announced the appointment of Harry Taylor to the position of executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer, effective October 26. Taylor has over 20 years of senior financial, operational and strategic experience in the retail and consumer products industries.


GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDS
Cathy Dunn

16 SEP 2015: Kim Clarke, director of sales for the Globus family of brands, has announced the appointment of Cathy Dunn to the new position of business development manager, Atlantic Canada.

 


JANET ALKOBI AT TRAVEL NATION CANADA

11 SEP 2015:  Janet Alkobi has been appointed vice president, air and hotel product at Travel Nation Canada, following two years at Skylink Aviation. Jonathan Carroll, CEO of Travel Nation Canada, said he is delighted at having an experienced, dedicated professional like Alkobi at Travel Nation Canada.


ZEINA GEDEON TO TRAVELBRANDS

10 SEP 2015:  Zeina Gedeon is back and things have just got much more interesting. The gregarious former president and CEO of Air Canada Vacations is to be the new CEO of TravelBrands, effective Sept. 14.


BUSINESS AS USUAL
But not for everyone

04 SEP 2015:  Back in June this year it was revealed that TravelBrands owed creditors $115.9 million and was under credit protection (twice since extended).  When this publication questioned the company line of “business as usual” some readers took exception.  Now, almost exactly three months, later five senior executives are out.


THOMAS COOK OVERHAULS COMMUNICATIONS
Appoints PR Chief

03 SEP 2015: Thomas Cook Group has reviewed and overhauled its UK and Ireland communications department following a major backlash and widespread criticism over the way it handled the deaths of two young children in Corfu.


APPOINTMENT
Porter to WestJet

26 AUG 2015: WestJet has announced the appointment of Mark Porter to the position of executive vice-president, People and Culture, effective October 26. Porter joins WestJet from Shaw Communications where he was the senior vice-president, Human Resources, for almost 10 years.

 


APPOINTMENT
Lynn Dovaston to The Travel Agent Next Door

25 AUG 2015:  The Travel Agent Next Door has appointed Lynn Dovaston, CPA, CGA, to the role of VP, Finance, effective September 01.   Dovaston has extensive experience in the retail travel sector, holding several roles within the finance department at Carlson Wagonlit over a span of 13 years.


APPOINTMENT
Anna Buchnea to Cola Hotel Group

25 AUG 2015:  Cola Hotel Group of the UK has expanded its North American sales team with the appointment of Anna Buchnea as their Canadian representative. Buchnea brings extensive industry experience to her new role, most recently as director, Passenger Sales Canada for Air Canada.


MIRON UNBRANDED

21 AUG 2015:   Rumours that Brad Miron and Travelbrands were parting ways have been making the rounds recently.  It has now been confirmed that Miron resigned as vice president - Marketing and Business Development effective August 28.  His last day in the office was August 20.


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