Appointments

ERMINIA NIGRO JOINS AIR CANADA VACATIONS

16 APR 2019: Erminia Nigro joined Air Canada Vacations as the new General Manager, Sales-Ontario and National Accounts.  In this role Nigro will be responsible for leading a six-person sales team, including five area sales manager and one manager of national accounts.  Her new role includes sales oversight and management of the Ontario and Manitoba regions, including strategic growth and development of this market.


WESTJET ANNOUNCES VP SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

15 APR 2019: WestJet announced Charles (Chuck) Crowder as Vice-President, Sales and Distribution, reporting to Arved von zur Muehlen, Chief Commercial Officer, effective April 29, 2019. Crowder’s qualifications include more than 28 years of experience as a sales leader in the global travel and aviation industry.



CHANGES IN THE EXECUTIVE SUITE

11 APR 2019: Effective immediately, Robert Deluce, Porter’s founding president and CEO, has handed the president and CEO responsibilities to his son Michael and will assume the new role of executive chairman, enhancing his existing responsibilities as a member of the board of directors, while staying engaged in Porter’s core business strategies. He also remains as the company’s accountable executive for Transport Canada.


JAMAICA TOURIST BOARD APPOINTMENT
Angella Bennett to Regional Director Of Tourism For Canada

10 APR 2019: Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism has announced the appointment of Angella Bennett to the position of Regional Director of Tourism for Canada at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Bennett will be based in Toronto, and will take up her new post this week.


TRANSAT APPOINTS MONIQUE LALONDE AS DIRECTOR

09 APR 2019: Transat has announced the appointment of Monique Lalonde to the position of Director, Agent@Home, for Transat Distribution Canada. She will be dedicated to the development and the maturation of Transat Distribution Canada’s Agent@Home program. 


TRACY VAUGHAN TO FORT LAUDERDALE CVB

04 APR 2019: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) has announced Tracy Vaughan as the new Senior Vice President of Tourism and Travel Industry Sales effective April 22. Vaughan will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the bureau's domestic and international transient sales efforts.


APPOINTMENTS
Scenic Group Canada

28 MAR 2019: Scenic Group Canada, parent organization of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Scenic Eclipse and Emerald Waterways, has announced the hiring of Juna Ueda as general manager – Canada Sales, and Amanda McGregor as brand manager for Ocean Products. Both will work out of the company’s Vancouver office and will report directly to Lisa McCaskill, vp sales and marketing Canada, The Scenic Group.


PASCAL PRINZ APPOINTED VICE CHAIR OF ETC CANADA

26 MAR 2019: The European Travel Commission (ETC) announced the appointment of Pascal Prinz, Director of Switzerland Tourism as the new Vice-Chair of ETC’s Canada chapter. Prinz joins Dana Welch, Manager for Canada at Tourism Ireland and Chair of ETC’s Canada chapter. He takes over the Vice-Chair role from Antje Splettstoesser, former Director of the German National Tourist Board’s representation in Canada.


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.

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