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Appointments

NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR AT JTB

25 MAR 2019: Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism has announced the appointment of Camile Glenister as the new Deputy Director of Tourism, Marketing at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Glenister, a veteran marketing communications professional with 20 years of product, campaign and strategy development and digital media execution, recently assumed her new role.


AIR TRANSAT APPOINTMENT
Laura Albrow as Account Manager,

20 MAR 2019: Air Transat has announced the appointment of Laura Albrow as account manager, Air Transat. Albrow is based in Toronto where she is responsible for managing the portfolio of specialty accounts in Ontario and Western Canada for Air Transat. She reports to Claude-Hélène Faucher, national sales manager, Air Transat.

 


FLIGHT CENTRE APPOINTMENT
Chad Godfrey to VP of Marketing, Corporate Brands - The Americas

20 MAR 2019: Flight Centre Travel Group has appointed Chad Godfrey as vice president of Marketing, Corporate Brands – The Americas, effective 1st April 2019. Based in Boston, Godfrey will oversee the strategic marketing direction of all brands that service Flight Centre’s corporate customers in the Americas, including FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveler, Stage and Screen, and CI Events.


LISA BLAKE APPOINTED TO NEW ROLE WITH HAL

19 MAR 2019: Holland America Line has added the position of Business Development Manager, Affinity & Diversity Group Sales to its growing sales force. Lisa Blake, a hospitality and travel industry professional with more than 20 years in the business was appointed to this new role.


BENJAMIN PRON TO JOIN AIR TRANSAT

19 MAR 2019: Air Transat has announced the appointment of Benjamin Pron as Sales Manager, Online Agencies, Air Transat. Pron is based in Toronto where he is responsible for all online agencies in North America, as well as multi-market groups in Europe and will coordinate actions with local teams. He reports to Gilles Ringwald, Vice-President Commercial, Air Transat.


KRYSTAL LANGENBERG JOINS MSC CRUISES

18 MAR 2019: MSC Cruises has announced the appointment of Krystal Langenberg as Business Development Manager for Ontario and Atlantic Canada.  Langenberg brings over 15 years of experience in the Canadian travel industry, beginning her career in retail and tour operations, and most recently representing Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.


FEDERICO BERARDINUCCI TO UNIWORLD

14 MAR 2019: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the appointment of Federico Berardinucci as District Sales Manager for Eastern Canada effective Monday, March 18th. Berardinucci comes to his new role with experience in the Canadian travel industry, most recently at Air Canada Vacations as National Accounts Manager.


LORA HAMRE AT TRAFALGAR

13 MAR 2019: Trafalgar has announced the appointment of Lora Hamre as Sales Manager for Southwestern Ontario. Hamre began her career in the travel industry over 16 years ago on the retail travel side. Most recently, she transitioned to the role in Business Development and Territory Management, specializing in ocean and river cruising as well as guided vacations.


TRANSAT APPOINTS ANTHONY MORMINA
National Director Corporate Accounts

05 MAR 2019: Transat has announced the appointment of Anthony Mormina as National Director, Corporate Accounts for Transat Distribution Canada. Based in Montreal, Mormina is responsible for developing the corporate account sector of Transat owned travel agencies and support the business program of Transat’s network of franchises and affiliates.


JODINE CLEMENT JOINS TRAFALGAR

26 FEB 2019: Trafalgar has announced the appointment of Jodine Clement for Sales Manager of Alberta. Clement brings over 25 years of experience focusing on sun destinations and products with global tour operators and airlines. Her most recent role was as a Business Development Manager in Western Canada, for a hotel chain.


TRIPLE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR INSIGHT VACATIONS

25 FEB 2019: Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have announced new staffing developments: Matthew Stewart has recently been hired as the new Sales Manager for GTA and Northern Ontario, while Paula Rizos has fully taken over all partnership accounts in British Columbia and Yukon as a Business Development Manager. Further, Claire Rottare has been appointed as National Tele-sales Manager, which is a brand new role at Insight and Luxury Gold, focused on developing new business opportunities across the country.


COUPLES RESORTS ANNOUNCES VP NORTH AMERICAN SALES

19 FEB 2019: Couples Resorts, Jamaica recently appointed Pauline Abatemarco-Pigott to the newly created role of Vice President, North American Sales.  Pigott has more than 25 years experience in hospitality sales and has worked on both sides of the equation as a buyer and seller of all-inclusive resort products in the Caribbean.


NEW CEO AT SEAWORLD

06 FEB 2019: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has announced the appointment of Gustavo (Gus) Antorcha as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective February 18. In addition, the Company announced that John T. Reilly, who has served as Interim CEO during the CEO search process, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.

 


INSIGHT VACATIONS AND LUXURY GOLD APPOINTMENT
Heidi Schnitker as Sales Manager for Southwestern Ontario

24 JAN 2019: Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, have announced the return of Heidi Schnitker, who previously worked for Insight Vacations in her long-term role as Sales Manager for Southwestern Ontario from 2008 – 2015. She now brings with her over 20 years of experience in the travel industry and a continued passion for her valued partner relationships.


JAMAICA TOURISM APPOINTMENT
Philip Rose to Regional Director in US

22 JAN 2019: The Jamaica Tourist Board announced the appointment of Philip Rose as Regional Director of Tourism, Northeast USA, effective January 1, 2019. Rose served recently as the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Canadian Regional Director for seven years and prior to that district sales manager for the Western and South Western USA.


VISION APPOINTS REGIONAL MANAGER, WESTERN ONTARIO

08 JAN 2019: Lynda Sinclair, senior vice-president, leisure travel for Vision Travel Solutions has announced the appointment of Robin Dunn to the newly-formed position of regional manager, Western Ontario, Leisure Travel.


NEW GLOBAL CHAIR FOR CLIA

08 JAN 2019: Cruise Lines International Association announced that its board of directors has appointed Adam M. Goldstein, Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises as Global Chair, effective January 1, 2019. Goldstein succeeds Arnold Donald, president and CEO, who served as CLIA Global Chairman since January 2017.


TRAFALGAR APPOINTMENT
Margarita Peloso new sales manager

03 JAN 2019: Trafalgar has announced the appointment of Margarita Peloso as Sales Manager for Ottawa, Montreal, Central and Eastern Ontario. Working in the travel industry for over 20 years, with a focus primarily on cruising, Peloso has promoted mass market and niche and luxury cruise products across the country.


MICKY ARISON RETURNS AS FCCA CHAIRMAN

27 DEC 2018: The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association has announced Carnival Corp chairman Micky Arison as chairman of the FCCA executive committee. He takes over on January 2, following the completed term of Adam Goldstein, vice chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

 


EXECUTIVE REALIGNMENT AT AIR CANADA

20 DEC 2018: Air Canada announced the appointments of Michael Rousseau to the new position of deputy chief executive officer and chief financial officer, and Craig Landry to executive vice president, operations, effective January 1. Rousseau and Landry are both based in Montreal, reporting to Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada's president and CEO.


MARILYN CONROY TO RIVIERA RIVER CRUISES

19 DEC 2018: Marilyn Conroy has joined Riviera River Cruises as vice president of Sales and Marketing for North America. Conroy will oversee a team of dedicated regional sales directors at Riviera River Cruises, the United Kingdom’s largest European river cruise operator with an office in Fairfield, Connecticut. Riviera River Cruises is known for five-star ships and a five-star experience at an exceptional value, and its dedication to the travel agent community.


DIRECTOR AT TRANSAT

17 DEC 2018: Jean-Marc Eustache, Chair of the Board of Directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat has announced that Ian Rae has joined the company's Board as an independent director. "Mr. Rae brings to the table considerable expertise in the field of technology and new digital-driven business models," Eustache said.


ANNE RIGAIL APPOINTED CEO OF AIR FRANCE

13 DEC 2018: Air France has announced that Anne Rigail will become the CEO of the airline. She will replace Benjamin Smith, who was appointed acting CEO of Air France through the end of 2018. Previously the airline’s executive vice president customer service, Rigail will assume her new role as CEO on December 17.


NEW CMO AT AMA WATERWAYS

10 DEC 2018: AmaWaterways announced the expansion of its senior leadership team, naming Janet Bava chief marketing officer. Effective immediately, Bava will be responsible for the company’s strategic and tactical marketing areas with a special focus on working with travel partners to develop a more personalized approach to guest communication and lead generation.


CLIA ANNOUNCES NEW CEO

29 NOV 2018: Cruise Lines International Association has announced that its Global Executive Committee has appointed Kelly Craighead as president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2019. Craighead will be taking over the role currently held by Cindy D'Aoust, who in July of this year announced her intent to leave her position by year’s end.

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