IHG® Hotels & Resorts welcomes Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA)

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® Hotels & Resorts , one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the appointment of Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA), effective 18 April 2021. Haitham is a well-known industry veteran in the IMEA region, with over 25… Read the full press release

Marc Speichert named Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

A recognised leader and innovator with extensive global experience across multiple industries, Speichert will oversee the company’s commercial growth strategy Toronto, Canada, 2021-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — International luxury hospitality leader Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces the addition of Marc Speichert to its executive leadership team in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer,… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces the appointment of Adrian Dunne as new EVP Operations

LONDON, UK, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Adrian Dunne will join Norwegian as the company’s new EVP Operations. Dunne has more than thirty years of experience as a leader within the aviation industry. “I am very pleased to welcome Adrian Dunne onboard. We are preparing for a highly competitive environment after the pandemic, and… Read the full press release

Marriott International welcomes newly elected David Marriott and Horacio Rozanski to the Board of Directors

BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Board of Directors announced today (MARCH 15, 2021) it has elected David Marriott, President, U.S. Full Service Managed by Marriott at Marriott International, and Horacio Rozanski, President and Chief Executive Officer at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., as directors of the company, effective March… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore names Beverly Magee as Regional Vice President and General Manager

Baltimore, U.S.A., 2021-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons veteran Beverly Magee has been named Regional Vice President in addition to her role as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, with regional responsibilities for Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston. “I feel honoured and privileged to take on… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg welcomes new General Manager Richard Raab

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2021-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Richard Raab has taken over as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg. Richard’s career in hospitality started with Four Seasons back in 1998, and the very first hotel was Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. But inspiration for this step appeared in… Read the full press release

IATA announces the appointment of Kamil Al-Awadhi as new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME)

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today (1 March 2021). “This is the most challenging time for air transport—in AME and around the world. The top priority is reconnecting the… Read the full press release

TripActions announces the appointment of Maggie Wilderotter as the sixth member of its Board of Directors

PALO ALTO, CA, 2021-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — TripActions, the fastest-growing business travel and spend management platform, today (February, 23, 2021) announced it has appointed Maggie Wilderotter as the sixth member of its Board of Directors. Wilderotter is a seasoned executive who has led both Fortune 500 companies and startups. In addition, she has… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces Board changes

Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today (23 FEBRUARY 2021) announces:  The appointments of Daniela Barone Soares and Richard Anderson to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors, effective 1 March 2021. The retirement from its Board of Anne Busquet, Non-Executive Director, effective at IHG’s 2021… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Capuano as Chief Executive Officer and Stephanie Linnartz as President

BETHESDA, MD, 2021-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International’s (NASDAQ: MAR) Board of Directors announced today (FEBRUARY 23, 2021) that Anthony “Tony” Capuano has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and has joined the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. He was previously Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services. The Board of Directors… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces the appointment of Julie Lam as Chief Financial Officer

Key architect of COVID-19 response that eased pandemic crunch Oakland, Calif., 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A key architect of the Port of Oakland’s COVID-19 response has been named the agency’s Chief Financial Officer. The Port said today (Feb. 19, 2021) that Julie Lam ascended to the post Feb. 8.  She had been Acting CFO… Read the full press release

Warwick Brady to succeed Christoph Mueller as President & CEO of Swissport International AG

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has appointed Warwick Brady as President & CEO. He will succeed Christoph Mueller, who has been acting as the interim CEO since 1 January 2021. Christoph Mueller will become Chairman of the Board of Directors once Warwick Brady assumes the CEO role in Spring… Read the full press release

Oman Air names Madina Al Balushi as Country Manager, Bahrain and Najma Al Naamani as Sales Manager, Sri Lanka

Muscat, Oman, 2021-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced the appointment of Mrs. Madina Al Balushi as Country Manager, Bahrain and Ms. Najma Al Naamani as Sales Manager, Sri Lanka. Both will represent Oman Air in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Republic of Sri Lanka after… Read the full press release

Gerald R. Ford International Airport welcomes Kent County Commissioner Emily Brieve to its board of directors

Dan Koorndyk, Dr. Floyd Wilson Jr. and Birgit Klohs Elected to Leadership Roles Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2021-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority announced Kent County Commissioner Emily Brieve has joined its board of directors for a three year term. In her new role, Brieve will join six other… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla named Diego Angarita as General Manager

Company veteran returns to Anguilla bringing diverse hospitality experience to the role Anguilla, West Indies, 2021-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, the award-winning oceanfront property consistently ranked by travellers and industry experts as one of the Caribbean’s finest, has named Diego Angarita as General Manager. The post will be a homecoming for… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group welcomes Daniel Elwell to its board of directors

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group announced today (Jan. 21, 2021) the appointment of Daniel Elwell to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Elwell will also join the boards of directors of the company’s airline subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. Elwell, a former military and… Read the full press release

Renowned Chef Albert Au named executive chef at Cantonese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Singapore, 2021-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — With almost three decades of experience in prestigious Chinese restaurants in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, renowned Cantonese Chef Albert Au 歐國強 has landed on the tropical shores of Singapore and now helms the one Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Chef Au’s impressive culinary career began at… Read the full press release

Gabriel Carlos named Bar Manager of One-Ninety Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Singapore, 2021-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Passionate about the art of bartending and a familiar face at guest shifts, bar conventions and trade seminars around the world, Gabriel Carlos now lends his effervescent personality as Bar Manager of One-Ninety Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Better known as Gab, his passion for the trade started when he had a… Read the full press release

Helen Marano confirmed as Chair of the Travel Foundation and begins Board of Trustee recruitment

BRISTOL, UK, 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Helen Marano has been appointed Chair of the Travel Foundation, replacing Noel Josephides who held the role for the past decade. Marano has been a trustee of the charity since July 2019 and is founder of Marano Perspectives. Marano brings an extensive global experience from serving for… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley announces the appointment of Shaun Acosta as its Executive Resort Chef

Veteran Four Seasons chef to helm Resort’s elevated culinary experiences, including In-Room Dining, Campo poolside restaurant, banquet offerings, the demonstration kitchen, and more Napa Valley, U.S.A., 2020-Dec-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley, the highly anticipated luxury resort in the heart of California’s famed wine region, announces the appointment of Shaun… Read the full press release

easyJet announces the appointment of Sophie Dekkers as its new Chief Commercial Officer

London, UK, 2020-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has today (DECEMBER  07 2020) announced it has appointed Sophie Dekkers as its new Chief Commercial Officer. Sophie has been with easyJet since 2007 in a variety of roles, most recently as Customer Director. During her time at the airline she has looked after the commercial… Read the full press release

British Airways welcomes Carrie Harris as its new Head of Sustainability

London, UK, 2020-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has announced the appointment of Carrie Harris as its new Head of Sustainability, reflecting the increasing importance of sustainability for the airline. Harris joins British Airways from the airline’s parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), where she has been Group Sustainability Manager for the past… Read the full press release

Bombardier names Annie Torkia Lagacé as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Montréal, Canada, 2020-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) announced today (December 3, 2020) the appointment of Annie Torkia Lagacé as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately. Annie will report to Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc., replacing Steeve Robitaille who will remain with the Company… Read the full press release

IATA elects SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson as Chairman of the Board of Governors from 2022

Stockholm, Sweden, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Aviation’s international industry and trade organization IATA, which brings together 290 airlines globally, has in connection with its Annual General meeting elected SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson as the Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) from 2022. In a year from now, Rickard Gustafson will take over… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai announces the appointment of Brady Riggs as Hualalai Golf Hale’s Director of Instruction

PGA Tour Instructor to lead programming and golf training at new, state-of-the-art facility Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai – the only Five-Star, Five-Diamond Resort on Hawaii Island – announces the appointment of Brady Riggs as Hualalai Golf Hale’s Director of Instruction. In this role, Riggs will lead and oversee operations at the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines promotions: Sandy Stelling becomes VP of strategy, analytics and transformation, and Brett Catlin becomes VP of network and alliances

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With a continuing focus on strategic growth during a period of recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has elected two highly experienced leaders to new roles as vice presidents: Sandy Stelling becomes vice president of strategy, analytics and transformation, and Brett Catlin becomes vice president of… Read the full press release

Boeing welcomes Jinnah Hosein as vice president of Software Engineering

Hosein is named to the newly created role of vice president of Software Engineering Work will focus on software for products and services CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today (Nov. 6, 2020) named Jinnah Hosein as the company’s vice president of Software Engineering, effective immediately. In this… Read the full press release

Ben Minicucci to succeed Brad Tilden as CEO of Alaska Air Group

Ben Minicucci to become CEO on March 31, 2021; Brad Tilden to continue as Board Chair SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group’s board of directors announced today that Brad Tilden will retire as chief executive officer on March 31, 2021, and Ben Minicucci, president of Alaska Airlines and a member of the Alaska… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels welcomes Michael Poutawa as its new Group Director Restaurants, Bars & Events

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Poutawa as its new Group Director Restaurants, Bars & Events. Having held senior positions with luxury hotel groups in China, Thailand and Doha, and a frequent host to heads of state forums, Michael holds over… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group appoints Jessie J. Knight, Jr. to its board of directors

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group announced today (Oct. 21, 2020) the appointment of Jessie J. Knight, Jr. to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. He previously served on the board from 2002 to 2017. Knight will also join the boards of directors of the company’s airline subsidiaries Alaska… Read the full press release