Hyatt Hotels names Julia Vander Ploeg as senior vice president, global head of digital

CHICAGO , 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (July 9, 2018) announced that Hyatt has selected Julia Vander Ploeg as senior vice president, global head of digital. Vander Ploeg will report to Mark Vondrasek, global chief commercial officer. “Julia is a dynamic and reputable leader in the digital space and will play… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the appointment of Thomas Carreras as the new General Manager

Thomas Carreras takes over the helm at the iconic Downtown property New York, U.S.A., 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown announces the appointment of Thomas Carreras as the new General Manager of the iconic Downtown hotel. With the property since pre-opening in early 2016, Carreras opened the Hotel as Hotel Manager in September… Read the full press release

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel welcomes Peter Humig as Regional Vice President and General Manager

19-year Four Seasons veteran to helm landmark hotel in Beverly Hills and oversee four properties within the prestigious portfolio Los Angeles in Beverly Hills (Beverly Wilshire), U.S.A., 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel announces that Peter Humig, former General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, has been named Regional Vice… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company VP of Human Resources, Hind Mahmood elected as Second Vice Chair of ACI Asia-Pacific Regional HR Committee

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced that BAC Vice President of Human Resources, Hind Mahmood, was elected as Second Vice Chair of the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional HR Committee. Ms Mahmood’s appointment is a milestone achievement… Read the full press release

Tamika Catchings appointed to the Indianapolis Airport Authority Board

This appointment increases the overall number of members constituting the IAA Board from ten to eleven INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced today (07/02/18) the appointment of Tamika Catchings to the Indianapolis Airport Authority Board. “It is with tremendous pride and confidence that I have asked Tamika Catchings to… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland announces the appointment of maritime veteran Eric Napralla as its Chief Wharfinger

Veteran to manage seaport operations ranging from tenant relations to contracts Oakland, Calif., 2018-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland today (July 2, 2018) named maritime veteran Eric Napralla as its Chief Wharfinger.  Mr. Napralla, a 6-year Port employee, will manage seaport operations that range from tenant relationships to facilities leasing.  He… Read the full press release

Hilton Short Hills welcomes Paul Marsico as its new Director of Sales and Marketing

15-year Hilton Hotels & Resorts Veteran and Hospitality Professional SHORT HILLS, NJ, 2018-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Short Hills is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Marsico as the hotel’s new Director of Sales and Marketing. Paul Marsico most recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing of Embassy Suites by Hilton Parsippany. “We… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels appoints Sandy Russell as Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Hong Kong, 2018-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels has announced the appointment of Ms Sandy Russell as Vice President, Sales & Marketing to lead the group’s corporate sales and marketing.  Overseeing the hospitality management company’s robust division, Sandy will spearhead revenue optimisation and distribution initiatives alongside global sales and marketing to strategically build… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines names Erik Mosch as new Head of Product Management

The former CEO of Lufthansa InTouch is also simultaneously responsible for “Product Management Ancillary Services” of the Lufthansa Group since June 1, 2018 VIENNA, Austria, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ —  The former CEO of Lufthansa InTouch is also simultaneously responsible for “Product Management Ancillary Services” of the Lufthansa Group since June 1, 2018 Erik… Read the full press release

Ryanair announces the appointment of Carol Sharkey as Chief Risk Officer

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2018-Jun-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (30 May) announced the appointment of Carol Sharkey as the airline’s Chief Risk Officer, joining its senior management team. Carol, who is currently Ryanair’s Director of Safety and Security, will assume responsibility for all of Ryanair’s operational risk assessment and will report… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai announces the appointment of Adrian Messerli as General Manager

Shanghai, China, 2018-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai welcomes Adrian Messerli as General Manager. Following his career journey with Four Seasons, Messerli makes the move from his most recent post at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles to Shanghai. Born and raised in Switzerland, Messerli has travelled widely over the course of his career, climbing in management at Four Seasons… Read the full press release

Oakwood Worldwide announces the appointment of Rebecca Tann as SVP of sales and marketing

Oakwood Worldwide announces the appointment of Rebecca Tann as SVP of sales and marketing   LOS ANGELES, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Worldwide, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, today (Feb. 20, 2018) announced the appointment of Rebecca Tann as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Her strong expertise in sales and marketing,… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Chengdu announces the appointment of Kai Behrens as General Manager

Kempinski Hotel Chengdu announces the appointment of Kai Behrens as General Manager   Chengdu, China, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Chengdu is pleased to announce the appointment of Kai Behrens as General Manager. A German national, Mr Behrens started his career in the hospitality industry at the prestigious Hyatt Regency Cologne in… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent for South Africa

Oman Air announces the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent for South Africa   MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent (GSA) for South Africa. The appointment of Holiday Aviation will ensure… Read the full press release

Host Hotels & Resorts announces the appointment of A. William (Bill) Stein to its Board of Directors

BETHESDA, Md., 2017-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) today (July 18, 2017) announced the appointment of A. William (Bill) Stein to the Company’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Stein has also been appointed to serve on the Audit Committee, effective August 15, 2017.  With the addition of Mr. Stein, the Company’s Board expands to… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International announces the appointment of Maria C. Uy as Vice President, Treasurer

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced that Maria C. Uy has joined the company as Vice President, Treasurer. In this role, Uy will provide strategic insight to the executive team and Board of Directors on financial matters, as well as… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Gaurav Khanna as General Manager at Nobu Doha

Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Gaurav Khanna as General Manager at Nobu Doha   Doha, Qatar, 2017-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Gaurav Khanna as General Manager at Nobu Doha, overseeing the award-winning restaurant at Four Seasons.  In his new role, Khanna will be responsible for overseeing all restaurant operations… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Annabel R. Chang as VP, Bay Area

Airline continues to grow its presence to become the preferred carrier of travelers in California SEATTLE, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors named Annabel R. Chang vice president, Bay Area. In this new position, Chang will shape and execute Alaska Airlines’ strategic external relations, local government advocacy and community relations… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises announces the appointment of Barbara Staiger as VP of strategic partners

Miami, FL, 2017-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has appointed Barbara Staiger as vice president of strategic partners. Staiger will report to Christian Sierralta, vice president of national accounts and Latin America. Staiger has over 23 years of experience within the luxury cruise industry, spending 18 years as a sales director for… Read the full press release

Carlson Wagonlit Travel announces the appointment of Jared Anderson as its new VP of Customer Experience

Amsterdam, 2017-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today (February 23, 2017) announces the appointment of Jared Anderson as its new Vice President of Customer Experience. Joining from Sears, he will work closely with the Customer, Technology, and Traveler Services teams. “Jared has a passion for research and customer… Read the full press release

Boeing announces the appointment of Darren Edwards as VP and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia

BRISBANE, Australia, 2017-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective today (Feb. 20, 2017), Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Darren Edwards as vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), the company’s largest international subsidiary. He succeeds Ken Shaw, who had been appointed vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing Global Services. Edwards will… Read the full press release

Embraer announces the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of Executive Jets business unit

Melbourne, FL, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer announced today (02/16/2017) the appointment of Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of March 1st 2017. “We… Read the full press release

AH&LA announces the appointment of Sabre Hospitality Solutions President Alex Alt to its 2017 Board of Directors

Washington, D.C., 2016-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has today (December 9, 2016 ) announced the appointment of Sabre Hospitality Solutions President, Alex Alt, to its 2017 Board of Directors. Alt proudly accepted the appointment to AHLA’s Board, which represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech announces the appointment of Thierry Papiller as new Executive Chef

Marrakech, Morocco, 2016-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Marrakech introduces its new Executive Chef Thierry Papiller. Currently at the culinary helm of Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca, Thierry will join the team at Four SeasonsResort Marrakech team on December 1, 2016. His new position will allow him to keep a protective eye on his… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut announces the appointment of Fadi Musharafieh as Hotel Manager

Beirut, Lebanon, 2016-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Fadi Musharafieh as Hotel Manager ofFour Seasons Hotel Beirut. A Lebanese national, Fadi brings with him more than 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with prior appointments as general manager of Lancaster Hotels and Suites and… Read the full press release

easyJet announces the appointment of Peter Duffy as Chief Commercial Officer

easyJet announces the appointment of Peter Duffy as Chief Commercial Officer   LUTON, UK, 2016-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has appointed Peter Duffy to the role of Chief Commercial Officer bringing together all the airline’s revenue generation under one person. The role includes Peter’s previous areas of responsibility which include marketing, customer strategy and… Read the full press release

Teki Faletau appointed Director of Sales at Stamford Plaza Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia, 2014-8-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Stamford Plaza Brisbane welcomes Teki Faletau to the role of Director of Sales. Teki joins Stamford after 2 years as Associate Director of Sales at The Langham, Melbourne. Teki’s hotel sales experience has spanned some 26 years across the globe, working in New Zealand, Washington, Boston and London…. Read the full press release

José Canales appointed Senior VP Latin America at Swissport International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-2-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International (Swissport) today announced the appointment of José Canales as Senior Vice President Latin America (LATAM), effective immediately. In this role José Canales is reporting to Juan José Andres Alvéz, Executive Vice President Europe, Africa & Latin America. In his new position José Canales will be responsible for all ground… Read the full press release

Brigid Kennedy appointed Director of Sales at Hilton Sydney

Sydney, Australia, 2014-1-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Sydney today announced appointment of Brigid Kennedy as Director of Sales. As director of sales Brigid will be responsible for leading the pro-active sales team whilst developing and implementing sales strategies which maximise all revenue contributions, across all market segments for the hotel. Robin Watters, senior director of sales… Read the full press release

Remo Masala appointed Group Head of Marketing at Thomas Cook

London, UK, 2014-1-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of the company’s ongoing transformation strategy, the Thomas Cook Group plc, @ThomasCookGrp, is delighted to announce the appointment of Remo Masala as the new Group Head of Marketing, who will oversee the development of the Group’s online and offline programmes. Joining the team from Kuoni Travel, Remo brings a wide range… Read the full press release