Four Seasons Resort Marrakech names Thomas Krooswijk as its new General Manager

Marrakech, Morocco, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, located in the heart of the Red City, has named Thomas Krooswijk its new General Manager, bringing more than 15 years of international luxury hotel experience to this flagship Moroccan property. Thomas’ arrival at the garden oasis is well timed, with many projects planned in 2020… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur welcomes celebrity Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob

Say hello to masterful menus that balance Malaysian classics with inventive flair Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The team at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur knows that exceptional dining is the heart and soul of any unforgettable celebration. With this in mind, they are delighted to welcome aboard celebrity Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob, whose… Read the full press release

AHLA unveils its 2020 Officers, Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Choice Hotels Joins AHLA; 10 Largest Hotel Companies Now Represented Pebblebrook’s Bortz Appointed Chair WASHINGTON, USA, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Building on record levels of membership and engagement, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today (January 13, 2020) welcomed Choice Hotels International, Inc., into membership and unveiled its 2020 Officers, Board of… Read the full press release

SINGITA APPOINTS CHRISTINE CHENG AS NEW SALES MANAGER IN ASIA

Singita Sales Manager in Asia

Cape Town, South Africa, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Cheng, as Sales Manager for South-East Asia. Christine will represent Singita exclusively in the region covering Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea and Indonesia, as well as China in the short term. A seasoned… Read the full press release

Mr. Yasin Shaikh appointed as Regional Manager – Revenue & Distribution, Absolute Hotel Services India.

Mumbai, India, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mr. Sameer Dharkar Managing Director Absolute Hotel Services, India is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Yasin Shaikh as Regional Manager – Revenue & Distribution effective January 2020. With an academic base, BSc. in Hospitality studies, Mr. Yasin has over a decade of intense exposure in hotel… Read the full press release

Rocco Forte Hotels welcomes Florian Steinmaier as General Manager of Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Rocco Forte Hotels, the prestigious family-owned hotel group led by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister Olga Polizzi, is pleased to announce the appointment of Florian Steinmaier as General Manager of Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt effective January 1, 2020. Reporting to Frank Heller, Regional Director of Germany for… Read the full press release

Boeing announces appointment of David L. Calhoun as its new president and chief executive officer

  New leadership to focus on safety culture, improved transparency and rebuilding trust CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ —  David L. Calhoun today (Jan. 13, 2020) assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA). “With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport announces the appointment of Sir Michael Hodgkinson to its Board of Directors

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Michael Hodgkinson, former CEO of UK airports company BAA and Vazil Hudák, former Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), to its Board of Directors. Vazil Hudák was previously Vice-President of the EIB since 2016, where he… Read the full press release

Stagecoach: Sam Greer to succeed retiring Robert Andrew as new Regional Director for Scotland

Sam Greer to take over as new Regional Director for Scotland Follows announcement that Robert Andrew is to retire after 35 years in the transport industry Perth, Scotland, 2020-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has named its new Regional Director for Scotland as Sam Greer. Sam, who has been in the transport industry for 35… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Nevis names Yvette Thomas-Henry as its new General Manager

Caribbean native returns home, bringing decades of diverse hospitality experience to the role Nevis, West Indies, 2020-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Nevis, the award-winning Resort consistently ranked by travellers and travel experts as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, has named Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Regional Vice President Yvette Thomas-Henry as… Read the full press release

Shane Tackett to succeed retiring Alaska Air Group Chief Financial Officer Brandon Pedersen

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group announced today (Jan. 6, 2020) that Brandon Pedersen, Chief Financial Officer since 2010, plans to retire on March 2. Shane Tackett, currently Alaska’s executive vice president of planning and strategy will succeed Pedersen, focusing on execution of the company’s business model for continued long-term growth and value for guests,… Read the full press release

HIAA President and CEO Joyce Carter elected as new Chair of The Canadian Airports Council

Halifax, N.S., 2020-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) today ( JANUARY 2, 2020) announced that Joyce Carter, President and CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA), has been elected as its new Chair, the first woman to assume the role in CAC’s history. Ms. Carter, who has served as CAC’s Vice Chair… Read the full press release

Gatwick’s Noise Management Board announces the appointment of two new independent Chairs

NMB brings community groups and industry together to manage and mitigate aircraft noise New NMB structure has two Chairs – one to lead the NMB Executive Board and the other to lead the newly created NMB Community Forum New structure also allows for more community groups and locally elected representatives to be included LONDON, UK, 2019-Dec-05 —… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines executive named as one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 3, 2019) announced one of its executives was recently recognized for being one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry. Business Travel News named Dave Harvey, Vice President of Southwest Business, to its annual list of the 25 most influential people… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles welcomes Kevin Lopes as its new Executive Pastry Chef

Seychelles, Africa, 2019-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has announced Kevin Lopes as its new Executive Pastry Chef, who joins the culinary team in Petite Anse Bay from his role of head pastry chef at the three Michelin star Sketch in London. With responsibility for the pastry kitchens of the Resort’s three restaurants, in addition to… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels announces the appointment of Von Go as General Manager of Marco Polo Shenzhen

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Von previously held the position of General Manager at Imperial Springs, Guangzhou. Over the past 17 years, Von has successfully built a career in management roles across Asia including China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, with luxury hotel brands Dusit, Montigo Resorts and Ritz-Carlton.  During his roles,… Read the full press release

MAXX by Steigenberger Bad Honnef names Martin Brehm as General Manager

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — 53-year old Martin Brehm has been appointed General Manager of the MAXX by Steigenberger Bad Honnef with immediate effect. Mr. Brehm will act as both a central point of contact and General Manager. In this capacity, he will be responsible for all of the business areas… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore welcomes Simon Barnett as its Hotel Manager

Singapore, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Simon Barnett has been appointed Hotel Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Bringing with him more than 25 years’ varied experience, hospitality expertise and passion to the role, he was most recently Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Born and raised in one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs, Kew in Victoria, Simon… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels promotes Sarah Searls to the newly created role of chief customer officer

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Nov-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, has promoted Sarah Searls to the newly created role of chief customer officer. As part of Choice’s ongoing commitment to its customers, Searls will maximize how Choice understands and listens to customers and will connect these valuable insights… Read the full press release

Host Hotels & Resorts names Julie Aslaksen as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

BETHESDA, Md., 2019-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust (the “Company”), announced the appointment of Julie Aslaksen as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective November 14, 2019. She succeeds Elizabeth Abdoo who recently stepped down from her role at Host. Ms. Aslaksen joins the Company with more… Read the full press release

SINGITA APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF CONSERVATION

Singita conservation brand

Cape Town, South Africa, 2019-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Singita is delighted to announce the appointment of Inge Kotze as General Manager: Conservation. Inge replaces Neil Midlane, former GM: Conservation Projects and Mark Witney, Singita’s former CEO: Conservation in the role. She will be overseeing the all-woman Conservation team, which is responsible for Singita’s… Read the full press release

Travelzoo names Julian Rembrandt as General Manager, South East Asia

SINGAPORE, HONG KONG and NEW YORK, 2019-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has appointed Julian Rembrandt as General Manager, South East Asia, effective December 9, 2019. Mr. Rembrandt will be based in Travelzoo’s Singapore office and will lead Travelzoo’s team and business in South East Asia with profit and loss responsibility. Mr. Rembrandt joins… Read the full press release

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