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Career Changes

STEVE SMOTRYS TO VP SALES, CUNARD NORTH AMERICA
02 AUG 2019: Cunard has announced today that Steve Smotrys, Director of Sales, Cunard North America, has been appointed to Vice President of Sales, Cunard North America. MORE

JENNIFER ZAMMIT TO GLOBUS
24 JUL 2019: Kim Clarke, director of sales for the Globus family of brands, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Zammit as the new business development manager for Southwestern and Norther Ontario. MORE

ON TO NEW ADVENTURES
Ruth Williamson retires
22 JUL 2019: In this job we run into a great many people, the vast majority of whom are professional, pleasant and helpful. Then you have the few who stand out from the rest. Ruth Williamson is one of that special minority. When VoX International’s president Susan Webb, learned that Williamson was retiring, from the US Commercial Services, she couldn’t let the occasion go unobserved. MORE

JEAN-LUC TREMBLAY TO ACV
10 JUL 2019: Air Canada Vacations has announced tthat Jean-Luc Tremblay will be joining the company as its new area sales manager - Quebec. Based in Quebec City, he will be reporting directly to David Côté, general manager sales Quebec & Atlantic. MORE

LINDSAY PEARLMAN TO TRAVEL LEADERS NETWORK
10 JUL 2019: Travel Leaders Network has hired Lindsay Pearlman as senior vice president, International Leisure, a newly-created position. Pearlman started July 8 and reports to Travel Leaders Network president Roger E. Block MORE

APPOINTMENT AT SAINT LUCIA TOURISM AUTHORITY
Beverly Nicholson Doty is the new CEO
02 JUL 2019: The Board of Directors at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has appointed Beverly Nicholson-Doty as the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer. Nicholson-Doty has over three decades of industry leadership experience, including most recently serving as Commissioner of Tourism at the USVI Department of Tourism from 2007 to 2018. She brings significant experience in marketing, sales and strategic planning in Caribbean travel, tourism and hospitality. MORE

CHRIS JONES TO GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDS
26 JUN 2019: Stephanie Bishop, managing director of the Globus family of brands, has announced the appointment of Chris Jones to the role of director of marketing. In his new role, Jones will manage the marketing team responsible for Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways and Monograms brands.   MORE

MICHAEL SETTE TO TRAVELBRANDS
26 JUN 2019: TravelBrands has announced the hiring of Michael Sette in the role of business development manager. Sette will oversee TravelBrands’ partnerships in the Greater Toronto Area and Eastern Ontario. MORE

LINDSAY PEARLMAN LEAVES ENSEMBLE
24 JUN 2019: David Harris, CEO of Ensemble Travel Group, announced that Lindsay Pearlman, who most recently served as Co-President, has decided to leave the company.   MORE

CHANGES AT TRANSAT
Nathalie Boyer leaves. Louise Fecteau and Karine Gagnon get new appointments
20 JUN 2019: Transat has announced the appointments of Louise Fecteau as general manager of Transat Distribution Canada (TDC), and of Karine Gagnon as commercial director for Transat’s Quebec region. These changes follow the departure of Nathalie Boyer, who has accepted a senior executive role outside the travel industry. Nathalie will leave the company this July 31. MORE

ROBERT REED JOINS ACV
As manager of National Accounts
18 JUN 2019: Air Canada Vacations announced that Robert Reed would be joining the company as its new manager, National Accounts. Based in the Mississauga office, he will be reporting directly to Erminia Nigro, general manager Sales Ontario, Manitoba and National Accounts. MORE

SAM YOUSSEF PROMOTED AT RLV
Becoming new VP Integrated Marketing
17 JUN 2019: Red Label Vacations has announced that Sam Youssef has been promoted to vice president, Integrated Marketing. Effective immediately, Youssef will lead all marketing activities across all channels that support the strategic and creative direction of RLV. MORE

CAROLYN BUJTAS AT RED LABEL VACATONS
12 JUN 2019: Red Label Vacations Inc. has announced that Carolyn Bujtas has been promoted to director of Sales and Operations for the retail brands redtag.ca and itravel2000.com. Bujtas brings over 14 years of vast experience to this role. MORE

CHARLOTTE ANTILL JOINS TRAVELBRANDS
10 JUN 2019: TravelBrands announced the hiring of Charlotte Antill in the role of Business Development Manager for Ontario. Antill will oversee the company’s partnerships in Ontario’s West and North divisions. “We are very excited to have Charlotte join our TravelBrands sales team,” says Shannon Smith, director of sales for Ontario.  MORE

JANICE SOUSA JOINS GROUPDESK
10 JUN 2019: Groupdesk announced that Janice Sousa has joined the company as co-founder and chief executive officer to refine and expand its growing client portfolio. Sousa is a seasoned executive with almost two decades of business growth expertise.  Prior to joining Groupdesk, Sshe held senior-level roles at multiple companies including Merit Travel, Me to We, and EF Educational Tours. MORE

DIANNE JACKSON NEW VP RETAIL
At Red Label Vacations
04 JUN 2019: Red Label Vacations has announced the hiring of Dianne Jackson for the role of vice president, retail, effective immediately. Jackson will develop and execute strategic initiatives for RLV’s retail brands including nclude redtag.ca and itravel2000.com. MORE

THREE PROMOTIONS AT THE TRAVEL AGENT NEXT DOOR
28 MAY 2019: To meet the needs of its growing number of travel agents - now close to 800 in the group -  The Travel Agent Next Door has announced three promotions within the executive team. MORE

BUREAU, ROUGE PART WAYS
27 MAY 2019: A year after being named president of Air Canada Rouge, Duncan Bureau has left the airline. The airline industry veteran had previously spent four years as vice president of global sales at Air Canada. Details of the departure were not available, but Air Canada CFO Michael Rousseau is said to be taking over as acting president. MORE

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
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