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04/24/14, 14:41:16 EDT

Hard Rock names Marco Roca as EVP of Hotel Development

ORLANDO, FL - Hard Rock one of the world's most-recognizable and iconic brands announces Marco Roca as EVP of Hotel Development for Hard Rock International worldwide.


South African tourism hosts celebrities at Le Bernardin

It has been many years since I was in Cape Town, South Africa, conducting primary research for my doctorate in International Business.


American Airlines' chief Doug Parker announced as featured speaker at GBTA event

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) the voice of the global business travel industry today announced Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines Group and American Airline


Tourism Minister today, President of Israel tomorrow

I was at the bar with Denise discussing the merits of the kosher wine we were drinking as we waited for the arrival of Uzi Landau, the current Israeli Tourism Minister.


Despite detractors, I will remain focused says Nigeria Tourism Director General

NIGERIA (eTN) - Sally Uwechue-Mbanefo, Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), has said that she would remain focused despite all distractions in the course of executi


ASTA names new VP of Communications

ALEXANDRIA, VA The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Michels has taken on the role of Vice President of Communications, effective immediately.


Airtel CEO in Seychelles leaves for a bigger posting

The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture rallied together to bid farewell to Mr. Vikram Sinha, the outgoing CEO of Airtel Seychelles.


Achim Lenders joins Starwood as VP, Global Food and Beverage

STAMFORD, CT - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced that Achim Lenders, an industry veteran with 30 years of experience, has joined the company as Vice President, Global Food and B


Anthony Kaufman appointed Senior VP of Asia Operations for Princess Cruises

SINGAPORE Anthony Kaufman has been appointed by Carnival plc to the new position of senior vice president, Asia operations for the Princess Cruises brand.


Princess Cruises fills new executive position for Asia operations

SINGAPORE Anthony Kaufman has been appointed by Carnival plc to the new position of Senior Vice President, Asia Operations, for the Princess Cruises brand.


Change of guard for head of Rwanda Tourism Department

After 4 years at the helm of the Rwanda Development Boards Tourism and Conservation Department, Rica Rwigamba has left the organization as Ambassador Karitanyi was appointed last Friday by the Rwan


Air France CEO to open Routes Europe Strategy Summit

One of the highlights of this years Routes Europe Strategy Summit will be the keynote address from Frederic Gagey Chairman & CEO of Air France.


Nyalandu sacks Tanzania Tourism Board CEO

Tanzanias new Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Lazaro Nyalandu, swung the axe again when in a surprise move he sacked the Chief Executive of the Tanzania Tourist Board, Dr.


Four Seasons announces promotion of Christopher Norton to Executive Vice President

TORONTO, Canada - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, announces the promotion of Christopher Norton to the newly created role of Executive Vice President,


Hong Kong's Marco Polo names new manager

HONG KONG A German national who graduated from The Hotel School of Lausanne (Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne) in Switzerland and is the holder of an Ivey Executive MBA from Western Ontario University


Tourism veteran rejoins Brazil Tourism Office in New York

NEW YORK, New York The Brazilian Tourism Board (EMBRATUR) has appointed Miguel Jeronimo as account manager at the East Coast Office, based in New York City. Mr.


Boeing commercial airplanes customer support & services leader to retire

SEATTLE, WA - Boeing announced today that Lou Mancini, who has served as the leader for Boeing's commercial airplane customer support and after-market products and services, will retire from the compa


Faith Travel Association names first director

LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Z. Allen Abbott, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Faith Travel Association.


Choice Hotels names Monte Koch to Board of Directors

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Choice Hotels International, one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced today that Monte Koch has been appointed to its board of directors.


Playa Hotels & Resorts names new Global Director of Group & Retail Sales

FT LAUDERDALE, FL - Kevin Froemming, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Playa Resorts Management ("Playa"), today announced the appointment of Howard Tanenbaum as Global Director of


Khaplu and north of Pakistan needs tourists to come and help them

I have known Muhammad Iqbal Balti, owner of Baltistan Tours Pakistan from the extreme north of Khaplu Valley since 1983 when I started my career as a tourist guide.


Alain St.Ange of Seychelles addresses Berlin International Economic Congress 2014

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, was invited last week to be a keynote speaker at the Berlin International Economic Congress 2014.


South Africa Tourism Minister shares success story with German travel trade

One of the worlds leading travel trade shows, ITB, is currently underway in Berlin, Germany and South Africas Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, is in attendance to share South Africa


New resort in Mexico gets new GM

FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida & LOS CABOS, Mexico - The new Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in Mexico opened this past November and has already been recognized as a AAA Four Diamond Resort.


Malaysia Tourism Minister encourages visits to his national park

Malaysias Royal Belum National is over 100 years old and this year is the focus of the campaign entitled Visit Malaysia 2014. Speaking on Wednesday at ITB Berlin, Malaysias Tourism Ministe


Travel community welcomes new US Customs Chief

WASHINGTON, DC The travel community is applauding the announcement today of a new US Customs and Border Protection Chief. The appointment has been confirmed by the US Senate.


CSM Lodging names new GM for ExecuStay

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, has named Jennifer Shepard general manager - ExecuStay for the hospitality management and ownership company.


World Tourism Organization Secretary-General opens ITB 2014

Opening ITB 2014, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, highlighted the challenges to be addressed by the global tourism sector in order to keep advancing as one of the worlds leading economic acti


Timothy Rawlinson appointed General Manager of Centara Villas Samui

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Timothy Rawlinson as General Manager of Centara Villas Samui.


IATA appoints new Area Manager for Southern Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland Mr. Janaurieu (Jan) DSa has been appointed Area Manager for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).


PATA Life Member Captain Trevor Haworth passes away

Born in 1931, Captain Haworth moved to Australia in 1954 and, after many years at sea, was inspired to start a business similar to Manhattan's Circle Line cruise during a visit to New York.


Boeing Senior Vice President Denson-Low announces retirement

CHICAGO, IL - Boeing Senior Vice President Wanda Denson-Low has announced her plans to retire from the company June 2 after serving on the company's executive council and leading the Office of Interna


Jonas Sjostedt appointed General Manager, Centara Pattaya Hotel & Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya, Centara Boutique Collection

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Jonas Sjostedt as General Manager of Centara Pattaya Hotel and Centara


JAL announces Board of Directors and Executive Officers

TOKYO, Japan - Japan Airlines (JAL) announced that the following executive lineup on/after April 1, 2014 had been decided in a meeting of the board of directors held today.


Starwood of The Americas changes Co-President leadership

STAMFORD, Connecticut On behalf of the entire Starwood team, I would like to thank Osvaldo for his many contributions and dedication to our company over the last nearly 40 years.


NTA announces 2014 Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, Kentucky NTA has announced election results for the 2014 Board of Directors.


Worldhotels strives for further growth with two key appointments

FRANKFURT, Germany - Worldhotels, one of the leading groups for independent upscale hotels, has announced two key appointments targeting the group's further growth: Paulo Salvador as its new Chief Mar


New chairman named to Adelaide Airport Board in Australia

Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) in Australia today announced the appointment of a new Chairman to its Board.


Tan Choon Kwang named COO of Meritus Hotels & Resorts

SINGAPORE - Meritus Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Tan Choon Kwang as Chief Operating Officer.


Skal International Director to speak at IIPT 25th anniversary ITB Event

STOWE, Vermont The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is pleased that two of its members, the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) and Skal International will b


PATA Regional Director to speak at IIPT conference: Tourism A Vital Force for Peace

STOWE, Vermont Ms.


New General Manager named for East Africa airline

In a breaking news development it has been confirmed that FastJet has landed a new General Manager East Africa. The move is seen as a precursor for FastJets intended direct entry into Kenya.


President of La Reunion Regional Council says French auditors simply do not understand tourism

La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has for years been stuck with mainland France as its tourism industry's main source market.


UNWTO Executive Director to speak at IIPT 25th anniversary ITB event

STOWE, Vermont Zoltan Somogyi, Executive Director, Program & Coordination, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will be a featured speaker at this years ITB event commemorating the 25th annivers


Routes and ASM strengthen sisterhood

Two of the worlds leading aviation routes organizations are strengthening their joint sisterhood by adding a new executive to one of their teams.


TAT London welcomes new Director

LONDON, England - On 1st February 2014 the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) London office welcomed their new Director, Mr Teerasil Tapen.


ICTP President Geoffrey Lipman to speak at IIPT 25th anniversary ITB event

STOWE, Vermont Geoffrey Lipman, President, International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP), will be a featured speaker at this years ITB event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Inter


Temporary Fraport Supervisory Board member named

Following Stefan Lauers resignation from the supervisory board of Fraport AG at the end of 2013, the city of Frankfurt am Main responsible court appointed the CEO of Lufthansa Cargo AG, Karl Ulrich


ATTA strengthens connections across tourism industry

The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) has announced two new board appointments, Fiona Jeffery OBE as Industry Relations Director, and Andre Laget as Latin American Director.


Alaska Air Group announces leadership changes

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Air Group's board of directors has approved several leadership changes in the company's Legal Division.


 
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