aaa
tit_logo_black_white130

black_stop

orange130_1

Iberostar_Logo

orange130_1

 

black_stop

 

 

Career Changes

DEAN SULLIVAN TO PLAYA HOTELS & RESORTS
20 AUG 2019: Playa Hotels & Resorts has named Dean Sullivan, VP of Marketing & Public Relations.  Sullivan will report to Kevin Froemming, Executive VP and CCO of Playa Hotels & Resorts and will be based out of the company’s Ft. Lauderdale office. MORE

CATHAY PACIFIC CEO RESIGNS
19 AUG 2019: The CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, one of Hong Kong's most prominent companies, resigned Friday following pressure by Beijing on the carrier over participation by some of its employees in anti-government protests. Rupert Hogg became the highest-profile corporate casualty of official Chinese pressure on foreign and Hong Kong companies to support the ruling Communist Party's position against the protesters. MORE

KATINA ATHANASIOU TO CSO AT NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
14 AUG 2019: Norwegian Cruise Line has announced Katina Athanasiou as the Company’s Chief Sales Officer, responsible for driving the cruise line’s sales strategy by maximizing opportunities across all third-party booking channels and deepening travel partner relationships. MORE

MICHAEL WATERMAN TO CSO AT VISIT ORLANDO
14 AUG 2019: Visit Orlando president and CEO George Aguel announced industry veteran Michael D. Waterman has been appointed chief sales officer for Visit Orlando. Waterman will oversee the travel industry and convention sales teams for the official tourism association, reporting directly to Aguel. MORE

NEW PRESIDENT FOR ROYAL SCENIC
13 AUG 2019: Ivy Yeung, CEO of Royal Scenic, announced the appointment of Adeline Piek-ham-Hsieh to the role of President at Royal Scenic as of August 1st, 2019.  Piekham-Hsieh brings a wealth of airline knowledge and travel industry experience most recently in her role as General Manager Canada Sales for the Delta/Air France/KLM/Alitalia Joint Venture. MORE

CAROLINA BELLINA AT AMRESORTS
07 AUG 2019: AMResorts announced the appointment of Carolina Bellina as senior director of Canadian Sales and Consortia Relations.  Bellina will develop budgets, sales and marketing plans for the Canadian market and North American consortia relations, reporting to Claudio Zboznovits, vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. MORE

XENIA SLOSARCIKOVA AS SALES MANAGER FOR TRAFALGAR B.C. AND YUKON
02 AUG 2019: Trafalgar has announced the appointment of Xenia Slosarcikova as sales manager for British Columbia and Yukon. In her new position, Slosarcikova will be covering a six-month paternity leave for Oben Sert. MORE

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
logologologologologologo