Advocate Vusi Pikoli joins South African Airways as Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has appointed advocate Vusi Pikoli to its leadership team. He is currently an advisor to the Minister of State Security and was previously the National Director of Public Prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Adv. Pikoli joins SAA from 1 February 2019… Read the full press release

SAS announces appointment of Michel Fischier as new Head of Investor Relations

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2019-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS has appointed Michel Fischier as new Head of Investor Relations at SAS. He joins from Hoist Finance, where he has been Head of IR since 2016. Michel Fischier has extensive experience in managing IR work in several major organizations, most recently at Hoist Finance, where he has… Read the full press release

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) names Royal Caribbean Cruises Vice Chairman Adam M. Goldstein as Global Chair

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Appoints Adam M. Goldstein as 2019 Global Chair WASHINGTON, DC, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade organization, today (January 7, 2019) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Adam M. Goldstein, Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., as… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel appoints Sigrid Köntopp as Senior Director Operations

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Sigrid Köntopp has taken over the position of Senior Director Operations IntercityHotel with effect from the start of the year. She succeeds Robert Boller, who will remain with Deutsche Hospitality as Managing Director of MAXX Hotel GmbH. In her new capacity as Senior Director Operations… Read the full press release

Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport announces the appointment of Konstantine Drosos as general manager

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport, owned by the City of Chicago and managed by Hilton Management Services, announces the appointment of Konstantine Drosos as general manager. In his new role, Drosos will be responsible for leading renovations and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the only Chicago O’Hare hotel on airport… Read the full press release

Executive Elevation at Eastin Residences Vadodara

Vadodara, India, 2019-Jan-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Ms. Shital Joshi promoted to Hotel Manager effective January, 2019. Mr. Shalil Suvarna, Absolute Hotel Services Vice President – Operations & Pre-Opening India/ME is delighted to announce the advancement of Ms. Shital Joshi, to Hotel Manager at Eastin Residences Vadodara. In this enhanced role, Shital will now oversee… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai in Hawaii welcomes Miku Zhang as Senior Sales Manager, Asia-Pacific

Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2018-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Miku Zhang has been appointed Senior Sales Manager, Asia-Pacific for Four Seasons Resorts Lanai in Hawaii, encompassing both the 213-room AAA Five-Diamond Four Seasons Resort Lanai and Lanai at Koele, which will re-open in 2019. In her new role representing Lanai, Miku will be responsible for total account management within… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resorts Lanai names David Emig as Resort Manager

Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2018-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alastair McAlpine, General Manager, Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, has announced the appointment of David Emig as Resort Manager where he will lead the day-to-day operations at the Resort, along with overseeing rooms, spa, food and beverage and engineering. With an almost two decade-long career with Four Seasons, Emig has a… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul names Alejandro Bernabé as the new General Manager

Seoul, Korea, 2018-Dec-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seoul welcomes Alejandro Bernabé as the new General Manager of the iconic luxury hotel located in the beating heart of Seoul. Bernabé will oversee all operational facets of the property, continuing to evolve the vision of the Hotel and ensuring its continued success in creating unparalleled, world-class hospitality… Read the full press release

Larisa Marinica appointed new Director of Spa at Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 2018-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh welcomes Larisa Marinica as the new Director of Spa at the rare desert-and-sea luxury resort. Larisa joins with a wealth of experience that has spanned in more than six countries from Switzerland, UK, Greece and Scotland to Dubai, Jordon and Istanbul. During her… Read the full press release

Air France names Anne Rigail as CEO

PARIS, France, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Subsequent to the proposal of Benjamin Smith, CEO Air France-KLM, and the approval of the Air France-KLM Board of Directors, the Air France Board of Directors has appointed Anne Rigail as CEO of Air France, following their meeting on December 12, 2018. Previously EVP Customer at Air France,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver announces the appointment of Evan Morgan as Restaurant Chef, YEW Seafood + bar

“Combine new flavours and change conceptions – food should evolve along with the rest of our culture,” Evan Morgan, Restaurant Chef, YEW Seafood + bar Vancouver, Canada, 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Evan Morgan joins YEW seafood + bar as the new Restaurant Chef, a position that allows him to bring his skills, passion and creativity as a… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland appoints Rebecca Haggerty as Chief Audit Officer

Santa Clara County Internal Audit Manager Rebecca Haggerty starts next month Oakland, Calif., 2018-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today ( Dec. 7, 2018) it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines welcomes airline veteran John Kirby as its newest Vice President of Network Planning

MIRAMAR, Fla., 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced today (Dec 7, 2018) it has hired airline veteran John Kirby as its newest Vice President of Network Planning.  Kirby will oversee what is set to be a large network expansion in the coming years for Spirit.  Kirby is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded leader… Read the full press release

TFE Hotels appoints Antony Ritch as the new Chief Executive Officer

Ultimo NSW, Australia, 2018-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — TFE Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Antony Ritch as the new Chief Executive Officer following a global search. Antony will be relocating from Los Angeles, USA to Sydney, Australia and will commence his role at TFE Hotels in February 2019. Antony is an Australian… Read the full press release

Airports Council International announces Martin Eurnekian as the new Chair of the ACI World Governing Board

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports Council International (ACI) World has today (December 3, 2018) announced that Martin Eurnekian is the new Chair of the ACI World Governing Board. Mr. Eurnekian is the CEO of Corporación América Airports and President of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 and just ended his term as President of the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Nevis welcomes Pasquo King as the new Director of Food and Beverage

Appointment marks a promotion from Executive Chef in Bali Nevis, West Indies, 2018-Dec-05 — /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 Pasquo King as the new Director of Food and Beverage. A chef with 20 years… Read the full press release

IHG welcomes Brian McGuinness as Senior Vice President of Global Guest Experience Shared Services

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, welcomes hospitality veteran Brian McGuinness as Senior Vice President of Global Guest Experience Shared Services. McGuinness joins IHG charged with creating and delivering global guest experience solutions across the company’s portfolio of leading brands. The appointment reflects… Read the full press release

Norwegian welcomes Helga Bollmann Leknes as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Ms. Helga Bollmann Leknes has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in Norwegian. “I am very pleased to announce that Helga Bollmann Leknes has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA. She will remain in her current role as Managing Director of Norwegian Air Resources… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto announces the appointment of Steven Tran as new Executive Pastry Chef

Toronto, Canada, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Toronto welcomes Steven Tran as its new Executive Pastry Chef. Tran brings more than a decade of invaluable experience gained from multiple Michelin-starred restaurants across the world to his first appointment with the company. In his new role, Tran oversees a team of 15 chefs working in two… Read the full press release

Air France welcomes Benoît Parayre as EVP Communication

Paris, France, 2018-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Benoît Parayre is joining Air France on December 3, 2018 as EVP Communication, Air France. He will be a member of the Air France Executive Committee and will report to the Air France CEO, a position currently held by Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM, and Alexandre Boissy,… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel Dubai Jaddaf Waterfront welcomes new general manager Aylin Nöske

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Aylin Nöske has been appointed General Manager of the IntercityHotel Dubai Jaddaf Waterfront with effect from 15 November 2018. 37-year old Ms. Nöske has been with IntercityHotel GmbH since 2008. Her most recent role was at the IntercityHotel in Darmstadt, where she took over the reins… Read the full press release

Schiphol announces the appointment of Tony Chisnall as new Director of the Capital Programme

Schiphol, The Netherlands, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As from 19 November 2018, Tony Chisnall will be the new Director of the Capital Programme. The Capital Programme is responsible for managing the construction of the new pier, the new terminal and all related facilities and amenities. Chisnall has previously served as programme director at Abu… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group names Sebastian Riedle as Managing Director of Miles&More GmbH

COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Sebastian Riedle (40), currently Senior Director Online Sales Lufthansa Group, will become Managing Director of Miles&More GmbH from January 1, 2019. He succeeds Roland Adrian, who is leaving the company. Riedle started his career as a business economist in 2002 in the marketing department of Germanwings and moved… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti welcomes Justin Stevens as Resort Manager

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti has announced Justin Stevens as Resort Manager. With ten years of African safari experience to his name, Stevens now joins the team at the Lodge in the heart of the Serengeti National Park, where he will oversee all day to day operations at the property. Hailing… Read the full press release

Gonçalo Monteiro appointed opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal

Montreal, Canada, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Seasoned hotelier Gonçalo Monteiro has been appointed opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Montreal.  He arrives from China, where he was most recently Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip. “With his international background and flair for outstanding service, Gonçalo is the perfect person to… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels names Abhijit Patel as vice president of marketing and distribution strategy and operations

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, has promoted Abhijit Patel to vice president of marketing and distribution strategy and operations. In this role, Patel will oversee the company’s marketing and distribution functions, including property management systems, third-party distribution channels, and vendor… Read the full press release

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