Appointments

KIM UNO JOINS AIR CANADA VACATIONS
05 JUN 2017: Air Canada Vacations has appointed Kim Uno manger, Partnerships and Business Development effective immediately. Uno will be leading and expanding all trade and tourism board partnerships. MORE

JOAN HAINES RETIRES
30 MAY 2017: Joan Haines, principal of Coastal International, Toronto, Canada, and Sandals Resorts’ P.R. consultant for 25 plus years has announced her retirement and the closure of her business effective June 1, 2017. MORE

CHARLES DUNCAN TO HEAD WESTJET ENCORE
29 MAY 2017: WestJet has announced that Charles Duncan has been named as the new head of WestJet Encore, WestJet's regional airline."Charles is a proven leader with extensive experience in operations, commercial and general management for global airlines," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet president and CEO.   MORE

ANOTHER SENIOR EXEC LEAVES ALLEGIANT
29 MAY 2017: Allegiant Air's parent says its chief operating officer has resigned, the second high-ranking executive to leave the discount carrier this month. Allegiant Travel Co. said Friday that Jude Bricker is leaving, but the airline gave no further explanation. MORE

ROSSEN DIMITROV BACK AT WESTJET
11 MAY 2017: WestJet has announced that Rossen Dimitrov will return as Chief Guest Experience Officer effective May 15. Rossen was WestJet's Director of Inflight Services from 2011 to 2013.   MORE

ETIHAD AIRWAYS NAMES GAMMELL INTERIM CEO
09 MAY 2017: The parent company of Etihad Airways has tapped one of its own executives to take over for the outgoing CEO who oversaw the Gulf carrier's aggressive expansion and acquisition spree. The Etihad Aviation Group board of directors on Monday named Irish national Ray Gammell as interim chief executive, promoting him from his current post as chief people and performance officer. He joined Abu Dhabi-based Etihad in 2009. MORE

CYNTHIA FARRILL TO PULSE TRAVEL MARKETING
02 MAY 2017: Boutique travel trade, marketing and public relations company, Pulse Travel Marketing Inc. has announced that Cynthia Farrill has joined the Pulse team effective immediately. With over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, Farrill started her career with Air Canada and helped to position and build Air Canada's brand within the international markets. MORE

APPOINTMENTS AT WESTJET
Bob Cummings and Ed Sims
01 MAY 2017: WestJet has announced the appointment of Bob Cummings as executive vice-president responsible for the yet-to-be-named ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) which will launch late in 2017 or early 2018.   MORE

PIA FIRES ACTING CHIEF
Accusations of corruption
25 APR 2017: Pakistan International Airlines has fired acting chief executive officer Bernd Hildenbrand, who has been relieved of his duties as CEO over corruption allegations. The CEO was due to go on annual leave earlier this month but was barred from leaving the country. MORE

TRANSAT CREATES NEW DISTRIBUTION UNIT
19 APR 2017: Transat is creating a new distribution unit, to be headed by Joseph Adamo, who has been appointed vice-president and chief distribution officer, Transat Tours Canada (TTC). The new distribution unit groups the company’s commercialization and Customer Care Centre resources. The position of general manager, Transat Distribution Canada (TDC), held by Adamo since 2013, now goes to Nathalie Boyer, who has been a member of the TDC executive for the past 17 years. She will take up her duties on May 1, 2017. MORE

MIKE BAGINSKI JOINS MY PASSION MEDIA
09 MAR 2017:  My Passion Media Inc. has announced the expansion of its editorial team in Toronto with the appointment of travel media veteran Mike Baginski to the role of associate publisher and executive editor, effective immediately. MORE

APPOINTMENTS
Katie Olsson and Nico Relova at Air Canada Vacations
06 MAR 2017: Air Canada Vacations has appointed Katie Olsson and Nico Relova as its new Area Sales Managers in Western Canada effective immediately. MORE

APPOINTMENTS
New BTA Board and VisitEngland Advisory Board Chairs
24 JAN 2017: UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, has appointed the new Chairs for the BTA (VisitBritain/VisitEngland) Board and the VisitEngland Advisory Board - Steve Ridgway will succeed Christopher Rodrigues as BTA chairman and Denis Wormwell will succeed Penelope, Viscountess Cobham as chairman of the VisitEngland Advisory Board. MORE

HOGAN LEAVING ETIHAD
24 JAN 2017: Etihad Airways' parent company says its chief executive is leaving following a multi-year buying spree that saw the Mideast carrier snap up stakes in airlines from Europe to Australia.  The Abu Dhabi-based airline gave no reason on Tuesday for James Hogan's departure. A search is ongoing for a replacement. MORE

TRANSAT APPOINTMENTS
Susan Kooiman and Heidi Lord
10 JAN 2017:  Transat has announced the appointment of Susan Kooiman to the role of senior business development representative.  Since joining Transat in 2002, Kooiman has proven herself to be an excellent representative of Transat in the market and a conscientious advocate for the agencies in her assigned territory.  MORE

APPOINTMENT
Fiona Schonewille to Transat
03 DEC 2015: Transat Tours Canada announces the appointment of Fiona Schonewille to the position of Business Development Representative for Vancouver and Vancouver Island. MORE

The Travel Agent Next Door
Expanded support team
05 AUG 2015:  The Travel Agent Next Door has added new members to its team as a result of rapid expansion of the host agency’s network of travel agents. “One of our key strategies is to fully support our agents and we have recently added several new people to ensure our service levels are maintained,” said Flemming Friisdahl, founder. MORE

CHANGES AT AIR TRANSAT
Graham retires. Lemay will run the airline
26 APR 2013: Air Transat cut 47 positions Thursday in an administrative restructuring, part of its three-year plan to restore profitability amid increased competition. Additionally they announced that effective immediately, Jean-Fran´┐Żois Lemay has been appointed general manager, Air Transat, and will run the airline when Allen Graham, president of Air Transat, retires on June 30, this year. MORE

GENTILETTI AND DILOLLO OUT
Transat makes changes
08 SEP 2011: A long rumoured shakeup of senior management at Transat A. T. was confirmed this morning when the company announced chief operating officer Nelson Gentiletti and Transat Tours Canada president Michael DiLollo will leave the company. Air Transat chief executive Allen Graham will become president of Transat Canada. MORE

NEW APPOINTMENT AT TOUR EAST
Shirley Lew to develop business opportunities 22 JUN 2009: Tour East Holidays has appointed Shirley Lew to the position of national business development manager. In her new role Lew will be based out of Tour East’s headquarters in Toronto, where she will be identifying and developing new business opportunities in Canada for the company. MORE
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