Marriott International announces retirement of its long-time senior executive Dave Grissen

Company Announces New North American and International Leadership BETHESDA, MD, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today (MAY 11, 2020) announced that long-time senior executive Dave Grissen has decided to step down from his position as Group President, the Americas, towards the end of 2020 and retire from Marriott in… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport announces the appointment of Roger Hunt as interim Managing Director

Aberdeen, UK, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Roger, who will continue in his current role of Chief HR and Development Director for AGS, will succeed Steve Szalay who will step down as Managing Director at the end of May to take up a new position with Southampton Airport. Having first joined Aberdeen International Airport… Read the full press release

Sebastian Mikosz to join IATA as Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Sebastian Mikosz will join IATA as the Association’s Senior Vice President for Member and External Relations, effective 1 June 2020. Most recently, Mikosz was Group Managing Director and CEO of Kenya Airways (2017-2019), during which time he served on… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings announces the nomination of Bob van Dijk for election to its Board

Robert Mylod Jr. to Assume the Role of Chairman of the Board Charles H. Noski to Assume the Role of Lead Independent Director NORWALK, Conn., 2020-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (April 24, 2020) announced that it has nominated Bob van Dijk, Chief Executive… Read the full press release

Ola Hansson to take over responsibility at Lufthansa Airlines’ Munich hub

COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As of 1 May, Ola Hansson, currently CEO and Managing Director Operations Lufthansa Aviation Training, will take over responsibility at Lufthansa Airlines’ Munich hub. He will be responsible for commercial management, station management, ground infrastructure and the operational processes in the cockpit, in the cabin and on… Read the full press release

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel welcomes Dale Johnson as director of operations

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel has announced the appointment of Dale Johnson as director of operations of the 248-room property. Prior to joining the hotel, Johnson was the general manager of the 169-room DoubleTree by Hilton Campbell – Pruneyard Plaza in California. “We are delighted to welcome Dale… Read the full press release

The Maine Tourism Association announces the appointment of Tony Cameron as new Chief Executive Officer

Hallowell, ME , 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maine Tourism Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that Tony Cameron has been named the new Chief Executive Officer. Cameron is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications MTA, a position he has held for nearly five years. He previously served as the Executive Director of… Read the full press release

HMSHost names Joe Thornton as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

BETHESDA, Md., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, global restaurateur and leader in travel dining in airports and motorways, appointed industry veteran Joe Thornton as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will oversee HMSHost operations of more than 1,700 food and beverage locations in North America, as well as Culinary, Supply… Read the full press release

Grand Prairie Center executive director Renee Robison and CJRW co-founder Wayne Woods inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 2020-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Renee Robison, executive director of the Grand Prairie Center, and Wayne Woods, co-founder of CJRW, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during a noon luncheon Monday, March 2, at the 46th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The conference is being held at… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo welcomes Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new Cargo Manager for India

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Abdulla Alkhallafi as its new Cargo Manager for India. Alkhallafi will be based out of Delhi and will be overseeing all commercial and operational aspects of Emirates SkyCargo in one of the air cargo carrier’s most important markets globally. He will be taking… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague welcomes Martin Dell as new its General Manager

First Czech-born General Manager Martin Dell has returned to the Czech Republic after his almost two decades of global hospitality experience abroad Prague, Czech Republic, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Prague announces the appointment of Martin Dell as new General Manager. This new role follows his most recent position as Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resort… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman announces the appointment of Alain Regnault as the new Chef de Cuisine at La Capitale

Amman, Jordan, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman announces the appointment of Alain Regnault as the new Chef de Cuisine at La Capitale, the first real French brasserie in Jordan. A seasoned chef with 30 years of experience in Europe and the Middle East, Chef Alain will oversee and lead the culinary operations and share his… Read the full press release

Swoop announces the appointment of Bert van der Stege as Head of Commercial

CALGARY, AB, 2020-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Swoop is delighted to announce Bert van der Stege will be joining its operations as Head of Commercial effective Feb. 24. With more than 20 years of international aviation experience, Bert brings a wealth of knowledge, most recently from his position as Vice President and Chief Commercial… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels appoins Holger Jakobs as Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Holger Jakobs as Vice President, Sales & Marketing to oversee the Hong Kong-based hospitality management company’s commercial division.  In his new role, Holger will lead and formulate the group’s sales and marketing strategies to maximise profitable… Read the full press release

Hilton Lake Taupo welcomes new Hotel Manager Tracey Poole

TAUPO, New Zealand, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Lake Taupo has announced Tracey Poole to the position of Hotel Manager for Hilton Lake Taupo commencing on 28 January, 2020. Her hospitality career spans more than 20 years with 15 years working overseas in various luxury International hotels and resorts, including the iconic Soneva properties,… Read the full press release

IHG® announces the appointment of Daniel Blanchard as Chief Technology Officer

Daniel Blanchard Brings More than 25 years of Experience in Technology Leadership ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the appointment of Daniel Blanchard as Chief Technology Officer. Blanchard joins IHG with more than 25 years of experience in IT business management,… Read the full press release

CWT welcomes Linda Creighton as Vice President, Business Finance for its Customer Organization

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Linda Creighton as Vice President, Business Finance for its Customer Organization. In her newly expanded role, Linda and her team will be responsible for driving improvements not only to CWT’s business support activities, but also in the elevation and… Read the full press release

CWT announces the appointment of Erica Antony as Chief Product Officer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, announces the appointment of Erica Antony as Chief Product Officer. In this newly created role, Erica will provide dedicated leadership and focus to drive CWT’s product strategy and offerings in the market. She will report to Patrick Andersen, US EVP &… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore names Salvatore Adaldo as Beverage Manager at One-Ninety Bar

Singapore, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Singapore announces the appointment of Salvatore Adaldo as Beverage Manager at the iconic One-Ninety Bar. Born and raised in Naples, Salvatore moved to Singapore at the age of 21 and has never looked back since. Driven by his passion in wines and spirits, he is a certified sommelier with… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces the appointment of Sharon Rothstein as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today (18 FEBRUARY 2020) announces that Sharon Rothstein is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 June 2020. Sharon Rothstein currently serves as Operating Partner of… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces the appointment of Jim Scholefield as Chief Information and Digital Officer

BETHESDA, MD, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today (FEBRUARY 18, 2020) announced the appointment of Jim Scholefield as Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO), effective February 24. In this role, Scholefield will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s information technology and digital strategies. Scholefield will report… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis names Hamza Sehili as new Hotel Manager

Tunis, North Africa, 2020-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamza Sehili is joining the Four Seasons family as the new Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Tunis with a wealth of international experiences. Born and raised in Tunis, he began his career in the rooms division, immediately after graduating from IHET (Institut des Hautes Etudes… Read the full press release

Mr. Rajendra Joshi appointed as Resort Manager of U Tropicana Alibaug

India, Mumbai, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Absolute Hotel Services India is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rajendra Joshi as Resort Manager of  U Tropicana Alibaug. Rajendra, with Food & Beverage Operations being his core competency brings to the fore over a decade of proven track record, with experiences amid Global Brands, inclusive… Read the full press release

CWT announces the appointment of Laura Watterson as Senior Vice President, Global Talent & Rewards

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Laura Watterson as Senior Vice President, Global Talent & Rewards. In this newly created role, Laura and her team will provide enterprise-wide thought leadership and counsel to senior executives on talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, as well… Read the full press release

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board elects new officers

Dallas Representative Matrice Ellis-Kirk elected chair; Fort Worth Representative Henry Borbolla elected Vice Chair DFW AIRPORT, Texas, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board elected new officers during its February 2020 meeting.  Dallas representative Matrice Ellis-Kirk will serve as chair. The election comes at the end of term for… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Airports Authority announces the appointment of Brita Chell as Chair and Kenneth Grower as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is excited to announce the appointment of Brita Chell as Chair and Kenneth Grower as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Brita is the first female Board Chair in the history of WAA. She succeeds Tom Payne Jr., who served as Chair… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces the appointment of Sebastien Giannini as Executive Chef

Washington, DC, U.S.A., 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC announces the appointment of internationally-acclaimed Chef Sebastien Giannini as Executive Chef to the capital city’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel.  In his role, Giannini will oversee the Hotel’s award-wining restaurants including celebrated chef Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK; DC’s go-to spot for power breakfast, DC Tea… Read the full press release

Kristi McKenney named Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Oakland

Former Airport exec Kristi McKenney moves up to new role Oakland, Calif., 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Veteran aviation executive Kristi McKenney has been named Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Oakland.  Executive Director Danny Wan announced the appointment today after the Port’s governing Board created the new position last month.  Ms. McKenney… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group welcomes Bernardo Hees to its Board of Directors

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) (the “Company”) today (Feb. 10, 2020) announced that Bernardo Hees has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and named Independent Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Board’s Executive Committee, effective immediately. Over the last 15… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group announces new geographical responsibilities of Area Senior Vice Presidents for Eastern Europe, Russia & Turkey and UK, Ireland & Western Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Radisson Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel groups in the world, is pleased to announce the new geographical responsibilities of Area Senior Vice President for Central & Southern Europe (CESE), Yilmaz Yildirimlar, and Area Senior Vice President for Northern Europe, Tom Flanagan Karttunen. Further to… Read the full press release