Choice Hotels promotes Raúl Ramírez to SVP of international strategic planning and global head of financial planning and analysis

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, has promoted Raúl Ramírez to senior vice president of international strategic planning and global head of financial planning and analysis. In this expanded capacity, Ramírez will lead the financial and strategic long-range planning organizations for Choice’s… Read the full press release

Swissport International names Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International has appointed Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA. Mark Skinner becomes Head of Business Development & Sales EMEA. By appointing dedicated managers for its Air Cargo and the Ground Services businesses, Swissport strengthens its customer centricity further. They both assume their new roles on… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel welcomes three new General Managers in Celle, Hildesheim and Saarbrücken

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — IntercityHotel has appointed three new Directors: With Thomas Bausch the Deutsche Hospitality puts on a young managerial talent who has emerged from Deutsche Hospitality’s own ranks. The 36-year old Mr. Bausch has been named General Manager of the 121-room IntercityHotel Celle with effect from 1… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Hani Abu Lafi to Director of Rooms

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On the cusp of its highly anticipated winter re-opening, Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Hani Abu Lafi to Director of Rooms. Hani joins the team from Four Seasons Hotel Amman, bringing more than 14 years of sales, marketing and operational experience to his new role. Hani will lead… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the appointment of Frank Mena as Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is pleased to announce that Frank Mena, Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas, will take over from Dany Nasr as CEO Swissport North America. Dany Nasr is leaving the company. Frank Mena, Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas, will take over from Dany Nasr as CEO Swissport… Read the full press release

Swissport launches Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region has received another boost with the launch of Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand. The Executive Aviation brand is replacing Skycare, the former Fixed Base Operation (FBO) of Aerocare, and now connects with more than 90 airports and 25 countries… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways honoured to host LATAM Airlines Group’s board of directors and senior management in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways was delighted and honoured to host LATAM Airlines Group’s board of directors and senior management in Doha between 13 and 15 October. During the three-day visit, LATAM’s board members and senior management toured Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art technical facilities and Hamad International Airport’s award-winning lounges. As… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris welcomes Michael Bartocetti as Executive Pastry Chef

Paris, France, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris announces that Michael Bartocetti has been appointed Executive Pastry Chef. Talented and creative, Michael Bartocetti is above all a committed and responsible chef. He carefully chooses his suppliers, favouring small farms that promote sustainable and responsible agriculture. Driven by a desire to create authentic fresh… Read the full press release

The Tourism Authority of Thailand announces the appointment of two new Deputy Governors

Bangkok, Thailand, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Deputy Governors, effective from 1 October, 2019. Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool has been promoted to the position of Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business. She will be overseeing the development and promotion of… Read the full press release

Hilton Sydney names Chef Michael ‘Miko’ Aspiras as Executive Pastry Chef

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 2019-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Sydney has announced the appointment of Chef Michael ‘Miko’ Aspiras as Executive Pastry Chef. The passionate Chef Miko commenced his job at the hotel in Sydney’s CBD in August 2019. Chef Miko began his career more than 12 years ago learning the trade at the highly esteemed EDSA… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles welcomes new resort manager Leon Pink

Seychelles, Africa, 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has announced the appointment of Leon Pink as Resort Manager. Bringing a wealth of hospitality experience, Pink has worked across a number of different destinations around the world, including his home country of Australia, Amsterdam, London and a selection of exotic islands – ranging from Koh Samui… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai names Sunil Narang as new General Manager

Mumbai, India, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — From the cutting-edge city of Shenzhen, China, Sunil Narang joins the dynamic, bustling metropolis for his newest Four Seasons assignment as the General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai. In his new role, Sunil’s focus will be to continue building upon the pillars of excellence on which the Hotel was established… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh welcomes its new General Manager, Sam Ioannidis

Two-plus decade Four Seasons veteran returns to Middle East to lead world-class Red Sea resort Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Sam Ioannidis as General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh. Ioannidis’s arrival at the world-class beachfront and pool-bedecked property on the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip names Vikram Reddy as Regional Vice President and General Manager

Macau, China, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Vikram Reddy has been named Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, with his most recent appointment as Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai before arriving in Macau. With more than 25 years with Four Seasons, Reddy’s invaluable experience… Read the full press release

JetBlue Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association elects new officers

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — This week, the JetBlue Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) elected new officers to lead the more than 4,000 JetBlue pilots. The voting members of the JetBlue MEC elected Capt. Chris Kenney, chairman; Capt. Wayne Scales, vice chairman; and Capt. John Costello,… Read the full press release

Marriott International announces that Alex Kyriakidis will transition from President of Middle East & Africa to executive advisor

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today (09/12/2019) that Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of the company’s Middle East & Africa division, will transition from the position effective 31 December 2019 to take up an executive advisory role for the company. “As Marriott’s head of Middle… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara names Chef Michael Patria as New Executive Chef

New Executive Chef joins the culinary team at iconic resort in Montecito, California Santa Barbara, U.S.A., 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Chef Michael Patria brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara this fall. Patria has an impressive resume that showcases a myriad of culinary experiences in a list of… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group names Keith Rankin as President of the International region

LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, the leading global provider of mobility solutions, has recently appointed Keith Rankin as President of the International region, which includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Before his appointment, Keith was chief executive for the automotive division at Barloworld… Read the full press release

Patrick Healy to succeed John Slosar as Chairman of Cathay Pacific

Hong kong, China, 2019-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announced today (September 4, 2019) that Mr. John Slosar, Chairman of the company, will be retiring at the conclusion of the next board meeting on 6 November 2019. The Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Patrick Healy to succeed Mr. Slosar as Chairman of Cathay… Read the full press release

Four Seasons announces appointment of Andrew De Brito as the opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

The third Four Seasons in Japan rises high above Tokyo’s financial district Tokyo, Japan, 2019-Sep-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has appointed veteran hotelier Andrew De Brito as the opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, anticipated to open in mid 2020…. Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas announces the appointment of Ahmed Yacout as Hotel Manager

Four Seasons veteran brings more than a decade of diverse experience to new role Las Vegas, U.S.A., 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas welcomes Ahmed Yacout to the position of Hotel Manager this August, arriving most recently from the brand’s sister property, Four Seasons Hotel Austin. “I am beyond excited for this amazing assignment… Read the full press release

IHG welcomes Julienne Smith as Senior Vice President, Development in the Americas region

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Julienne Smith as Senior Vice President, Development in the Americas region. In this role, Smith will lead a team responsible for increasing IHG’s presence in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean for new-builds and conversions… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Announces Senior Management Changes

Hongkong, China, 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific announced today (August 16, 2019) the following management changes, effective from 19th August: Mr. Augustus Tang appointed Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Mr. Rupert Hogg. Mr. Ronald Lam appointed Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, succeeding Mr. Paul Loo.  Ronald Lam will remain Chief Executive Officer of Hong… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority names William “Bill” Nowicki as its new Chief Airport Law Enforcement Officer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2019-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIA) announced today (August 12, 2019) that William “Bill” Nowicki has been hired as its new Chief Airport Law Enforcement Officer. Nowicki, who comes to Gerald R. Ford International Airport after 27 years with the Grand Rapids Police Department, was… Read the full press release

Real Journeys announces appointment of Elgan O’Donnell as Head of Sales

Southland, New Zealand, 2019-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — After working around the globe, Elgan O’Donnell is looking forward to returning to his roots with his new role as Real Journeys Head of Sales. “I grew up in Southland, so I know the Southland and Otago regions well and have an affinity with the areas Real… Read the full press release

ExpressJet Airlines named Bruce Jones Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced Bruce Jones has been named Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering. Jones will be responsible for ExpressJet’s aircraft maintenance program that encompasses a fleet of more than 100 Embraer aircraft supported by 750 professionals in eight locations. He will replace Jamie… Read the full press release

Accor announces the appointment of Karelle Lamouche as Chief Commercial Officer for Europe

Paris, France, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor today (August 5, 2019) announces that Karelle Lamouche has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for Europe.  In this newly created role, Karelle will lead Accor’s European commercial team with responsibility for driving the business revenue strategy for the company and its partners across all European markets. Reporting… Read the full press release

Accor names Marc Dardenne as Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, Europe

PARIS, FRANCE, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor, the world’s leading augmented hospitality group, has announced the appointment of Marc Dardenne as Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, Europe. Dardenne, who most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Amaala an ultra-luxury resort destination project on the Red Sea sponsored by the Public Investment Fund… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai names Martin Cody as New General Manager

New General Manager brings 18 years’ experience with Four Seasons to Pudong’s luxurious property Pudong, Shanghai, China, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — With a tenure in Four Seasons that began in 2001, Martin Cody brings a wealth of experience, expertise and passion to Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai that is sure to continue the property’s success and special… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze welcomes new General Manager Massimiliano Musto

Building more than twenty years of experience with Four Seasons, Massimiliano Musto arrives in the Cradle of Renaissance to lead the iconic urban resort Florence, Italy, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — “This is like coming home for me,” indicates Massimiliano Musto, known as Max, about his new assignment as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. A… Read the full press release