Travelzoo names Stephan Keschelis as its General Manager, Spain

BARCELONA, Spain and NEW YORK, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of offers and experiences for members, has appointed Stephan Keschelis as its General Manager, Spain, effective November 26. He will be based in Travelzoo’s Barcelona office. Prior to joining Travelzoo, Stephan served as Vice President of E-Commerce & Digital Transformation at the NH Hotel Group. Under his leadership,… Read the full press release

Travelzoo names James Clarke as its new General Manager, UK

LONDON and NEW YORK, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of offers and experiences for members, has appointed James Clarke as its new General Manager, UK, effective from 3 December, 2018. Before joining Travelzoo, James spent 12 years at Fleetway, a London-based travel company specialising in sourcing bespoke holiday deals. During his time at Fleetway, James worked as leader… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels elects Maureen Sullivan to its board of directors

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, has elected Maureen Sullivan to its board of directors. Sullivan, chief operating officer of Rent the Runway, and a former AOL and Google executive, brings a wealth of highly relevant experience to the Choice board, including business, innovation,… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport announces the appointment of Tania Simpson and Dean Hamilton to its Board

Auckland, New Zealand, 2018-Nov-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has confirmed that Tania Simpson and Dean Hamilton have joined its Board as independent non-executive directors after their nominations were approved by shareholders at the 2018 Annual Meeting on the 31st October. Ms Simpson and Mr Hamilton have filled the vacancies created by the retirement… Read the full press release

Aberdeen International Airport welcomes Steve Szalay as its new Managing Director

Aberdeen, UK, 2018-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aberdeen International Airport has today (Monday 5 November 2018) confirmed it has appointed Steve Szalay as its new Managing Director. A graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Mr Szalay went on to hold a series of senior executive roles within the aviation sector including positions with UK… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotel Zingst welcomes Markus Wölflik as its new General Manager

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — 47-year old Markus Wölflik took over as General Manager of the Steigenberger Hotel Zingst on 15 October 2018. Mr. Wölflik is able to look back on 26 years of experience in the upscale hotel sector both in Germany and abroad. His most recent role was… Read the full press release

Bombardier welcomes Elliot G. (Lee) Sander as new President of Bombardier Transportation’s Americas Region

In the course of the company’s transformation process, the Bombardier Transportation Leadership Team is making a leadership change for the Americas Region Berlin, Germany, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today (October 29, 2018) the appointment of Elliot G. (Lee) Sander as new President of Bombardier Transportation’s Americas Region, effective November… Read the full press release

Mark S Bradford appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing

Hong Kong, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Mark S Bradford is General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing, the Group’s first project in China’s capital city, scheduled to open in early 2019. Mark brings more than 17 years of hotel management experience with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to the project. He joined the Group in… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta announces the promotion of Yvette Thomas-Henry to Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons veteran brings decades of diverse hotel experience to role Atlanta, U.S.A, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta announces the promotion of Yvette Thomas-Henry to Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Thomas-Henry will also remain General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta. In her new role, Thomas-Henry will be responsible for… Read the full press release

Airbnb welcomes Aristotle Balogh as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

San Francisco, USA, 2018-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — At Airbnb, we build technologies to push our mission forward and support guests, hosts, and local communities. For us, technology is a way to empower people and bring them together. Today marks the next step in our journey to use technology to bring end-to-end magical travel experiences… Read the full press release

Robert Pletzin appointed new Head of Press at Swedavia

Stockholm, Sweden, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Swedavia appoints Robert Pletzin as its new Head of Press as of today (2018-10-16), with the responsibility for media relations at Swedavias ten Swedish airports, including Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Robert Pletzin has for a number of years worked with communication in various roles at Swedish energy group Vattenfall,… Read the full press release

Massport appoints FBI Special Agent Harold H. Shaw to the position of Chief Security Officer

Harold H. Shaw has extensive expertise in counterterrorism and cyber security Boston, MA, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors today (October 18, 2018) voted to approve the hiring of Harold H. Shaw to the position of Chief Security Officer, overseeing the offices of Corporate Security and Emergency… Read the full press release

Christopher Jordan named new Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon, 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Beirut welcomes the appointment of Christopher Jordan as new Director of Food and Beverage at the Hotel. Since taking on the position, Jordan has been overseeing the Hotel’s food and beverage operations, focusing on innovation, creativity and providing extraordinary culinary experiences for guests. “We are glad to welcome… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the appointment of Jeannie Lin as Vice President of sales strategy and operations

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Jeannie Lin will lead the company’s newly formed sales strategy and operations department. In this new role as vice president of sales strategy and operations, Lin will focus on maximizing synergies between two of… Read the full press release

Business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee appointed to Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners

Architect Yui Hay Lee a longtime fixture in city, county roles Oakland, Calif., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Longtime business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Mr. Lee was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board. Mr. Lee, President and CEO of… Read the full press release

ALPA elects WestJet Capt. Tim Perry as ALPA Canada president

WASHINGTON D.C., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (October 17, 2018), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) elected ALPA Canada Board officers to advance the union’s work as the leading advocate for professional airline pilots in Canada. The elections were held during the union’s 47th regular biennial Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts appointed to manage Rosewood Shenzhen, set to open in 2022

HONG KONG, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by China Resources Land Limited (CR Land), the flagship subsidiary of China Resources Group, to manage Rosewood Shenzhen, set to open in 2022. The ultra-luxury property in the heart of China’s fastest growing economic metropolis heralds the strategic consolidation of the… Read the full press release

Flybe Board appoints Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Group Board of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (15th October 2018) announced it has appointed Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy as external Chair of its Safety and Security Committee. He will be responsible for providing assurance to the Board of best practice performance relating to… Read the full press release

Flybe appoints Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Exeter, England, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Pendle as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO), effective 15th October 2018.  He has assumed the position from interim post holder, Kieran Graham, who has been acting in this capacity on a short-term basis for the past… Read the full press release

AccorHotels announces the appointment of Emlyn Brown as Vice President, Wellbeing for AccorHotels’ Luxury & Upper Upscale brands

Paris, France, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Emlyn Brown as Vice President, Wellbeing for AccorHotels’ Luxury & Upper Upscale brands. Emlyn joins AccorHotels from Resense Spas S.A, where he most recently held the position of Global Design Director and was responsible for managing corporate strategies, wellbeing concepts… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines promotes Scott M. Haralson to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) announced today (Oct. 17, 2018) that its board of directors has promoted Scott M. Haralson to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective October 16, 2018.  Haralson has over 18 years of airline experience and most recently served as Spirit’s Vice President… Read the full press release

Travelzoo strengthens its executive team with the appointment of Nancy Faure as General Manager, France

PARIS, FRANCE, 2018-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of offers and experiences for members, is strengthening its executive team. Today (Oct. 15, 2018), Nancy Faure joins the company as General Manager, France. She is based in Travelzoo’s Paris office. Nancy brings 20 years of professional experience in business management, marketing, sales, and strategic development to her new… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora welcomes new Executive Chef Stefano Attardi

Culinary veteran to run the kitchen at award-winning resort in French Polynesia Bora Bora, French Polynesia, 2018-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stefano Attardi has been named Executive Chef of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. A native of Naples, Italy, Attardi began his career at the foot of the Alps at Schweizerhof Zermatt, in Switzerland. As he developed… Read the full press release

British Airways appoints Andrew Brem as Chief Commercial Officer and a member of its Management Committee

LONDON, UK, 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways today (October 08, 2018) announced that Andrew Brem is appointed Chief Commercial Officer and a member of the British Airways Management Committee.  Andrew Brem joins British Airways on 29 October, 2018 and takes responsibility for the airline’s Commercial division, reporting to Chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz…. Read the full press release

Choice Hotels appoints Terri Ryan as vice president of brand operations for Cambria Hotels

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Terri Ryan has joined the company as vice president of brand operations for Cambria Hotels. In this role, Ryan will lead the upscale brands’ compliance, design, and operations teams focused on developing sustainable programs… Read the full press release

Joan Bottarini to succeed Patrick Grismer as chief financial officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Patrick Grismer to Step Down, Succeeded by Joan Bottarini CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) today (Oct. 8, 2018) announced that Patrick Grismer has resigned as chief financial officer, effective November 2, 2018, in order to assume the CFO position at Starbucks Corporation. Upon his departure, Grismer will be succeeded by Joan… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Hotel Riverside in Bangkok welcomes Douglas Maxwell Glen as General Manager

Deutsche Hospitality will be represented in Thailand for the first time from 2020 Main, Germany, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Douglas Maxwell Glen has taken on the role of General Manager at the Steigenberger Hotel Riverside in Bangkok with effect from 1 October. 54-year old Mr. Glen, who is originally from the UK and… Read the full press release

IATA welcomes Karen Clayton as Corporate Secretary

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Karen Clayton will join IATA as the Association’s Corporate Secretary effective April 2019. Clayton comes to IATA from Air New Zealand where she has held the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary since 2016. As Corporate Secretary, Clayton will ensure… Read the full press release

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority appoints Domenico D’Ambrosio as Vice President of Marketing, Innovation and Chief Revenue Officer

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, 2018-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Domenico D’Ambrosio has been hired for the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing, Innovation and Chief Revenue Officer for the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.  He starts October 3. D’Ambrosio comes to the Airport Authority from Verizon, where he most recently held the position of Market President, overseeing sales and operations in a market comprising 14 states. D’Ambrosio started… Read the full press release

Marcel Oostenbrink promoted to General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Building upon years of resort experience, Oostenbrink rises from the position of Resort Manager to lead the luxury Seychelles resort Seychelles, 2018-Oct-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Following his two year tenure as the Resort Manager of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Marcel Oostenbrink has been promoted to General Manager of the luxury resort on Mahé Island. As General… Read the full press release