Career Changes

LAUREN LAMONDAY JOINS SUNWING
As BDM South Western Ontario
21 MAY 2019: Sunwing Vacations has announced that Lauren Lamonday has been appointed Business Development Manager for South Western Ontario. Lamonday brings a wealth of travel knowledge to the role with more than 12 years of experience working in both sales and marketing within the travel industry. MORE

YVR ELECTS NEW BOARD CHAIR
14 MAY 2019: Vancouver Airport Authority's Board of Directors has elected Annalisa King as Chair of its Board of Directors. King replaces Mary Jordan, upon the end of her term, whose guidance as Chair since 2010 saw YVR through an incredible period that established the airport as a world-class hub. MORE

PATRICE GESKE TO RETIRE FROM GLOBUS
01 MAY 2019: The Globus family of brands announced that Patrice Geske, director of marketing and 10-year employee, has chosen to retire at the end of June this year. MORE

GLOBUS APPOINTMENTS
30 APR 2019: Kim Clarke, director of sales for the Globus family of brands, has announced appointments in two sales roles.  Eva Montenegro is the new BDM for Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley in BC and Ron James has been appointed to the position of supervisor, inside sales. MORE

THE NATURAL
JTB director Bennett at home in Canada
30 APR 2019: Chat with Angella Bennett for more than about 10 seconds and it appears clear that the new regional director of tourism for Canada for the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is meant to be here. Funny and engaging, Bennett is a natural, despite having only replaced former director Philip Rose a few weeks ago (on April 8) and having been engaged in a “whirlwind” introduction since then.  MORE

COLIN SKERRITT NAMED BRAND USA REGIONAL DIRECTOR, CANADA
25 APR 2019: Brand USA has appointed Colin Skerritt as its regional director in Canada. In this new Toronto-based position Skerritt’s singular focus is to promote the United States as a premier travel destination to Canadian travellers. A MORE

TRAVELBRANDS NAMES SHANNON SMITH AS DIRECTOR OF SALES, ONTARIO
24 APR 2019: TravelBrands has announce that Shannon Smith has been promoted to Director of Sales, Ontario. Smith brings 19 years of experience and a wide range of expertise to this role. MORE

ACCOR APPOINTS HEATHER MCCRORY
CEO North and Central America
23 APR 2019: Hospitality group Accor has announced the appointment of Heather McCrory as Chief Executive Officer, North & Central America. McCrory will also serve as a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. MORE

NEW BDM FOR WESTJET
Andrei Losinski comes on board
23 APR 2019: WestJet announced the addition of Andrei Losinski to the Agency Sales team as Business Development Manager. Losinski is responsible for the territory of Greater Toronto West and Northern Ontario. Not new to the industry and a familiar face to many, he joins WestJet with 12 years industry experience. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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.  MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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.   MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE
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