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Career Changes

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

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE

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.   MORE

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. MORE

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. MORE
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