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WESTJET ANNOUNCES NEW EVP AND CIO

12 APR 2017: WestJet has announced the appointment of Craig Maccubbin to executive vice-president and chief information officer (CIO). "Craig's range of experiences, expertise and background in low-cost airlines, IT and human resources makes him the perfect fit as we tackle an ongoing technology transformation at WestJet," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet president and CEO.


APPOINTMENT
Sharon Smith at Transat

11 APR 2017: Transat has announced the appointment of Sharon Smith as business development manager, Southwestern Ontario. “As a previous business owner and with over 10 years’ experience as a consultant and manager in retail travel, Sharon possesses strong industry, product and destination knowledge, which will be key assets to working successfully on her accounts,” says Dan Prior, Transat’s sales manager, Ontario and Atlantic Canada.


CTO APPOINTMENT
Nancy Drolet as business development representative for Canada

06 APR 2017: The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region's tourism development agency, has appointed experienced travel professional Nancy Drolet as business development representative for Canada.


JAMIE MCNAIR AT UNIGLOBE

31 MAR 2017:  UNIGLOBE Travel (Eastern Canada) has announced the appointment of Jamie McNair as president of the UNIGLOBE Eastern Canada Region effective May 01.  He will be based in the Mississauga office and will lead the management team in business development and growth initiatives.


IGER STAYS ON AT DISNEY

28 MAR 2017:  Disney CEO Bob Iger has had his contract extended for the third, and he says - last - time.  Iger took the reins at Disney in 2005 and since then Disney's share price has surged more than 200 percent.  His contract has now been extended through July 2, 2019.


APPOINTMENT
Michelle Grenier at TRAVELSAVERS Canada

10 MAR 2017: Effective immediately, Michelle Grenier becomes business development director at TRAVELSAVERS, responsible for the growth, retention and engagement of the licensees in the province of Quebec.


APPOINTMENT
Karissa Boyd at Air Transat

27 FEB 2017: Air Transat has announced the appointment of Karissa Boyd as sales representative, Air Transat. Boyd was previously at  a Californian startup, Journey, where she was in charge of business development.


SILVERSEA CRUISES
Barbara Muckerman

14 FEB 2017: Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has announced that Barbara Muckermann has returned to the company in the role of chief marketing officer. Based in the Monaco office, she reports to chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio on strategic and brand initiatives, while also reporting to CEO Roberto Martinoli on operational matters.


VISION TRAVEL
Diane Alexander Becomes SITE Canada President

01 FEB 2017: Diane Alexander has accepted the role of president of SITE Canada for 2017. She previously held the position of SITE Canada’s vice president education and assumed the role of president-elect at the beginning of this year, with plans to become president in 2018. Following the unanticipated resignation of president Liz Akey, Alexander has now moved into the position of president early, a role she will uphold for the next two years.


APPOINTMENT
Eric Johnston, named GM of ATOQ

20 JAN 2017: The Association of Tour Operators of Quebec (ATOQ) has announced the appointment of Eric Johnston as the general manager. Johnston will be responsible for moving forward the major priorities of the organization in areas relating to both commercial activity and governmental affairs.


CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE
Sean Kenny to SVP and CIO

13 JAN 2017: Canadian born Sean Kenny has been named senior vice president and chief information officer for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line. Kenny begins January 15 and will report to James Heaney, chief financial officer for Carnival Cruise Line.
           


APPOINTMENT
Transat appoints Tricia Kentel as Business Development Manager

06 JAN 2017:  Transat has announced the appointment of Tricia Kentel as business development manager, British Columbia. Kentel will be working alongside Fiona Schonewille to provide sales and service to Transat’s agency partners.


AIR CANADA APPOINTMENT
Lucie Guillemette to Chief Commercial Officer

21 DEC 2016: Air Canada president and chief executive officer, Calin Rovinescu, has announced the appointment of Lucie Guillemette, previously senior vice president, Revenue Optimization, as executive vice president and chief commercial officer.


EXPERIENCE KISSIMMEE APPOINTS JODI DISALLE

20 DEC 2016:  Experience Kissimmee, the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida, has appointed Jodi DiSalle as vice president of Communications, effective immediately.


CLAIRE BIDLINGMAIER TO ATC
Additional hoteliers join luxury programme

15 DEC 2016:  The Affluent Travel Collection (ATC) has named Claire Bidlingmaier senior director of Supplier Relations and Agency Engagement. Bidlingmaier’s national account and agency management expertise will play a key role in growing supplier relations with hotel partners, tourist boards and On Location suppliers. In addition, her role includes building the ATC brand through the development of new training, marketing and engagement programmes for agents.


XAVIER SZWENGLER TO TRANSAT DISTRIBUTION

14 DEC 2016:, Xavier Szwengler recently joined the Transat Distribution Canada team as its new director, Digital Marketing. He is an experienced digital executive with a strong track record in e-commerce and omni-channel business development.


BRYAN KLOMPAS TO AIR CANADA VACATIONS

14 DEC 2016:  Air Canada Vacations has appointed Bryan Klompas as senior director, Payload and Planning, effective immediately. Klompas has more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry most recently holding the position of executive vice president, Revenue Management at TravelBrands and prior to that senior executive vice president at Sunquest.


APPOINTMENT
Tamur Goudarzi Pour at Lufthansa Group

08 DEC 2016: Effective January 1, 2017, Tamur Goudarzi-Pour will become vice president of sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group. Based at the company’s US headquarters in East Meadow, New York, Goudarzi-Pour will be responsible for the Group’s passenger airline organization in North and South America, spearheading sales and marketing.


LAWRENCE ELLIOTT RETIRES
Sunwing Group vice president instrumental in building the company

01 DEC 2016:  Sunwing CEO Stephen Hunter has announced, “with mixed feelings of gratitude and sadness” the retirement of Lawrence Elliott, group vice president, “and a key founding member of the Sunwing family.”   


APPOINTMENT
Two at Worldview Travel

15 NOV 2016:  Cheryl Nicholson, EVP Leisure for Worldview Travel has announced the appointments of Ed Phillips and Barbara Finn to the company’s growing leisure travel team in North America.


CAMILLE OLIVERE
Back with NCL

11 NOV 2016: Camille Olivere left Norwegian Cruise Line as senior VP of sales in 2015 but will be returning at the end of the month.  Effective, Nov. 30 she will once again lead the South Florida cruise line's sales in North America.


APPOINTMENT
New CEO for Cancun CVB

08 NOV 2016:  The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the appointment of Lizzie Cole Guerrero as the agency’s new director and CEO. Cole most recently served as marketing director of the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office. Since 2002, she has also served various positions related to tourism promotion. Her first assignment as head of the CVB will be her participation at World Travel Market in London.


APPOINTMENT
Bermuda Tourism Authority names Kevin Dallas new CEO

07 NOV 2016:  Bermudian Kevin Dallas has been confirmed as Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) chief executive officer. He is set to officially occupy the post in January 2017 once current CEO, Bill Hanbury completes his contract on December 31st, 2016.


WESTJET APPOINTMENT
Barbara Munroe to EVP, Corporate Services and General Counsel

02 NOV 2016:  WestJet Airlines Ltd. has named Barbara Munroe as executive vice president, Corporate Services and general counsel, effective immediately. "I am delighted to add someone of Barb's caliber to WestJet's executive team," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet president and CEO.


VOX APPOINTMENT
Chris Radley to Account Manager, Texas Tourism

01 NOV 2016:  VoX International has announced the appointment of Chris Radley as Travel Trade Account Manager for Texas Tourism in Canada. Radley will work closely with the travel trade to promote the state of Texas as a key destination for Canadian travellers.

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