Lufthansa Cargo’s Dorothea von Boxberg to take over as CEO of Brussels Airlines

Cologne, Germany, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Dorothea von Boxberg is set to become the new CEO of Brussels Airlines. Subject to the pending resolution by the Board of Directors of SN Airholding, Dorothea von Boxberg, who is currently Chairperson of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, will take over in Belgium as… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines reappoints Michael Trestl as Chief Commercial Officer for another five years

Supervisory Board extends Executive Board contract for another five years until 2028 Michael Trestl has held the position as CCO of Austrian Airlines since 2021 Vienna, Austria, 2023-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG has reappointed Michael Trestl (37) to serve as member of the Executive Board and Chief… Read the full press release

Steigenberger Icon Hotels welcome new managers: Guntram Weipert and Friedrich von Schönfeldt take over in Düsseldorf and Leipzig

Guntram Weipert switching to become General Manager of Steigenberger Icon Parkhotel in Düsseldorf. Friedrich von Schönfeldt taking over at the helm of Steigenberger Icon Grandhotel Handelshof in Leipzig. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Steigenberger Icon Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig is managed by Friedrich von Schönfeldt since 01 March 2023. Von Schönfeldt… Read the full press release

Shadi Suleman promoted to Senior General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Doha, with added oversight of upcoming Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar

Doha, Qatar, 2023-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the promotion of Shadi Suleman to Senior General Manager. In his new role, he will continue to oversee Four Seasons Hotel Doha and have additional oversight of the upcoming Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar. “It is with great pride that we share the news… Read the full press release

Marriott International adds Lauren Hobart and Grant Reid to its board of directors for 2023 annual meeting

Lauren Hobart, President and CEO of DICK’S Sporting Goods and Grant Reid, former President and CEO of Mars, Incorporated Elected to Board of Directors BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The board of directors of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced the election of Lauren R. Hobart, President and Chief Executive Officer of… Read the full press release

Dnata appoints Phil McGrane as CEO of dnata Brazil, driving growth and success across the country

Recife, Brazil, 2023-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the promotion of Phil McGrane to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), dnata Brazil with immediate effect. In his new role, Phil will lead dnata’s overall strategy and business, driving the company’s growth and success across the country. Phil has… Read the full press release

Mazen Saleh Named General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach: A Homecoming for the Hospitality Veteran

Respected leader and Four Seasons success story returns to Palm Beach Island resort Palm Beach, U.S.A., 2023-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mazen Saleh, a 20-year Four Seasons veteran and an adored-by-all leader, has been named General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, the iconic island’s award-winning Five Star, Five Diamond Resort. Mazen’s creative side and… Read the full press release

Calgary Airport Authority appoints Chris Dinsdale as new President & CEO to lead growth and improve customer experience

CALGARY, AB, 2023-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Matthew Heffernan, Chair of the Board of The Calgary Airport Authority, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Dinsdale as the new President & CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority (The Authority/YYC). After an extensive international search, Chris Dinsdale was identified as the best strategic leader… Read the full press release

CWT Appointed as Corporate Travel Management Partner for Antengene Corporation Limited in Asia Pacific and North America

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2023-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT today (March 08, 2023) announced that it has been appointed by biopharmaceutical company Antengene Corporation Limited (Antengene) as its corporate travel management partner for Asia Pacific and North America, following a competitive two-month RFP process. Founded in Shanghai in 2017, Antengene now has branch offices in… Read the full press release

Four Seasons’ Daniela Trovato Promoted to Regional Vice President and General Manager of South Florida Properties

Overseeing four iconic properties as a luxury hospitality leader in South Florida Surfside, Florida, U.S.A., 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts leader Daniela Trovato has been promoted to Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club, with regional responsibilities including guidance of South Florida’s four… Read the full press release

IHG’s Maldives properties welcome Mohamed Hussain Shihab as new Cluster Director of Human Resources

Male’, Maldives, 2023-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Representing the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort and Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives appoint Mohamed Hussain Shihab as Cluster Director of Human Resources for the two properties from 1st March 2023. Shihab held the Director of Human Resources position at InterContinental Maldives for… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Group Strengthens Executive Team in Asia, Europe, and The Middle East with New Additions and Promotions to Drive Relationship Hospitality

The global brand announces new additions and promotions across the executive team in Asia, Europe, and The Middle East Hongkong, 2023-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (MARCH 02, 2023), Rosewood Hotel Group shares exciting changes to its ever-growing team of world-class executives. Driven by one of the brand’s guiding principles of Relationship Hospitality, Rosewood’s… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Announces Sascha Hemmann as Managing Director of Rosewood Schloss Fuschl, Opening Spring 2024, in Europe’s Scenic Salzburg Region

Experienced hotelier brings exceptional leadership and international expertise to the charming and historic property on the shores of Lake Fuschl in Austria. Salzburg, Austria, 2023-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — As Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® continues to find new and enchanting destinations to further expand in Europe, the ultra-luxury brand is pleased to announce the appointment… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® appoints Noriko Nakayama as managing director for Rosewood Miyakojima, the brand’s first property in Japan set to open in 2024, with a strong focus on sustainability

Set to Open in 2024, Rosewood Miyakojima marks Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ debut in Japan. Tokyo, Japan, 2023-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Continuing with the brand’s commitment to thoughtful development, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® is set to open its first property in Japan in 2024. Today (MARCH 02, 2023), the brand is pleased to… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® appoints Juan Samsó as managing director for the highly anticipated Rosewood Doha opening in 2023

Rosewood Doha marks Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ third property in the Middle East Doha, Qatar, 2023-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has appointed Juan Samsó as the managing director of Rosewood Doha, the next chapter in Rosewood’s continued expansion in the Middle East that is set to open in 2023. Juan… Read the full press release

Boeing announces nomination of Sabrina Soussan as new director, bringing extensive leadership experience in sustainability, transportation and digitalization

Soussan brings strong engineering, manufacturing and sustainability leadership Based in France, Soussan would become Boeing’s first board member outside the United States ARLINGTON, Va., 2023-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] Board of Directors today (March 2, 2023) announced that it has nominated Sabrina Soussan to be elected as a new director… Read the full press release

Qantas Group announces major changes to management committee as it gears up for growth and renewal

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Qantas Group is announcing changes to its Group Management Committee, as the national carrier moves into a new phase of growth and renewal. In summary, the changes are: Andrew David, who is CEO of Qantas Domestic and International, will retire from the Group in September 2023…. Read the full press release

Liz Ortiguera Resigns as CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) after Leading the Association through a Challenging Period, Leaving Behind a Legacy of Key Accomplishments

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announces the resignation of Liz Ortiguera as its Chief Executive Officer. Upon her notification, PATA Vice Chair Benjamin Liao said, “Liz served PATA with distinction as the first Asian female CEO in the organization’s 72-year history. On behalf of PATA, I… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Macau Welcomes Franck Droin as General Manager to Deliver Exceptional Guest Experiences

Hong Kong, 2023-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is delighted to announce the new appointment of Franck Droin as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Macau. In his new position, Franck will oversee day-to-day hotel operations, leading the team in delivering operational excellence and innovative guest experiences. A leader that is open-minded… Read the full press release

Marriott International Appoints Saba Landmann as Senior VP of Global Brand and Portfolio PR

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Saba Landmann, Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Portfolio PR, effective immediately BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Ms. Landmann will be responsible for leading communications for the company’s portfolio of thirty diverse and experiential hotel brands. Marriott’s brands include a prestigious luxury portfolio… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Denver names Craig Dryhurst as new Food and Beverage Director to lead dining team to new heights

Denver, U.S.A., 2023-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — EDGE Restaurant & Bar, the flagship dining destination of Four Seasons Hotel Denver known for its innovative cuisine and exceptional dining experiences, announces the promotion of Craig Dryhurst to the role of Food and Beverage Director. Craig has been with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for more twenty years and has made… Read the full press release

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines appoints new leadership to strengthen brand and customer experience

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective 1 March 2023, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will add two new members to its Board of Managing Directors, bringing the total number to five. As Chief People Officer (CPO), Miriam Kartman will be responsible for KLM’s Human Resources policy, while Barry ter Voert will become Chief… Read the full press release

Hilton Names Katherine Lugar as EVP of Corporate Affairs: Industry Leader to Shape Narrative and Drive Results

MCLEAN, Va., 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has named Katherine Lugar as executive vice president of corporate affairs, effective April 2023. She most recently served as CEO of the American Beverage Association (ABA) and prior to ABA was the president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Hilton’s corporate… Read the full press release

Lynn McClelland appointed CEO of dnata Catering and Retail Division in UK

London, UK, 2023-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the appointment of Lynn McClelland as Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Catering and Retail division in the United Kingdom. In her role, Lynn will head dnata’s catering and retail operations at 18 airports across the UK. Under Lynn’s leadership, dnata will continue to… Read the full press release

Swedavia Welcomes New CFO Kristina Ferenius to Lead Sustainable Development

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swedavia has appointed Kristina Ferenius to be its new CFO as well as a new member of Swedavia’s Group management team. She will assume the position by August 1. Kristina Ferenius has a degree of master of science with a major in business administration, from Stockholm University…. Read the full press release

John Holland-Kaye to Step Down as CEO of Heathrow Airport After Nine Years of Exceptional Leadership

London, UK, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — After nine years as CEO of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye has informed the Board of his intention to stand down as CEO during 2023. The Board would like to thank John for his exceptional leadership since 2014, building a strong management team, developing a consumer-focused culture, improving… Read the full press release

Gordon Smith Named Destination Development Director for South of Scotland by VisitScotland

VisitScotland has announced that Gordon Smith has been appointed Destination Development Director for the South of Scotland EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — VISITSCOTLAND has today (02 Feb 2023) announced the appointment of a new Destination Development Director for the South of Scotland. Gordon Smith, who has worked within tourism for more than… Read the full press release

KLM Appoints Zita Schellekens as SVP of Sustainability & Strategy: Leading the Charge for a Greener Future

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has appointed Zita Schellekens as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Sustainability & Strategy, effective 1 March 2023. This is a new position on KLM’s Executive Committee. Previously Schellekens spent two and a half years as Sustainability Director at DSM. In that time, she joined forces with… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Names Deborah Rothe as New Exhibition Director, Stepping into the Shoes of David Ruetz

Berlin, Germany, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Deborah Rothe follows in the footsteps of David Ruetz as Exhibition Director of ITB Berlin, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In December 2022, Ruetz became Senior Vice President of Travel + Logistics at Messe Berlin, in which role he oversees the ILA Berlin Airshow as well… Read the full press release

Stefan Frank Named GM of Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof, Deutsche Hospitality Flagship Hotel

Flagship hotel with new General Manager Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A familiar face with an additional new responsibility: Stefan Frank, who as Senior Director Operations is already in charge of Deutsche Hospitality’s Rhine-Main/Belgium cluster of 13 hotels, will also have direct responsibility for the flagship hotel of the brand… Read the full press release