Swissport International names Dirk Goovaerts as new Global Cargo Chair

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is further strengthening its air cargo business and bundling responsibility for strategic development with a new Global Cargo Chair. The new role will be taken on by Dirk Goovaerts, Head of the Middle East & Africa region, who will focus on growing and developing this… Read the full press release

CWT welcomes Cristina Scott as Head of its Financial Services

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2021-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today (5 October, 2021) announces the appointment of Cristina Scott as Head of its Financial Services unit effectively immediately. Based in Southlake, Texas, Cristina will report to Nick Vournakis, Head of the CWT Global Customer Group. Prior to her appointment,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto announces the appointment of Patrick Pollak as General Manager

Patrick Pollak accepts his eighth appointment with Four Seasons, leading the Hotel into its next decade of service excellence and uncompromising luxury Toronto, Canada, 2021-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Toronto introduces Patrick Pollak as General Manager as he ushers the Hotel into its exciting new chapter. Pollak joins the brand’s global flagship property from Four Seasons… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam names Jaime Emiley Simpson as General Manager

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, the authentic Arabian boutique beachside retreat nestled in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah, has announced the appointment of Jaime Emiley Simpson as General Manager. A highly experienced hospitality professional, Jaime has over 24 years of extensive industry experience and has held several leadership roles… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita names Sebastien Carre as Regional Vice President and General Manager

Mauritius, 2021-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Sebastien Carre has been appointed Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita, ahead of the Resort’s much anticipated reopening on October 1, 2021. An accomplished hotelier with more than 30 years of global experience, Carre takes up his role in Mauritius, with additional regional oversight… Read the full press release

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas welcomes new Marketing and Public Relations Manager Monika Adlakha

Male’, Maldives, 2021-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas appoints Monika Adlakha as the resort’s new Marketing and Public Relations Manager. With a broad spectrum of experience across media and communication, Monika brings in over 18 years’ of experience to the role. Based at the island, she will be… Read the full press release

Outrigger Announces Management Team for Thailand

Outrigger Announces Management Team for Thailand

Experienced hoteliers will open three beach resorts in southern Thailand this high season PHUKET, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced its senior management team that will open three resorts in southern Thailand this high season. Tony Pedroni, has been appointed Area General Manager, Thailand. He will be supported by Sergey… Read the full press release

Swissport names Iván Nash Vila as Chief Financial Officer

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has appointed Iván Nash Vila as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team. With the appointment and the recent nomination of Christopher Rayner as the company’s Chief HR Officer, Swissport completes the renewal of its Executive Leadership Team following its new shareholder structure…. Read the full press release

Avery Aoki Appointed Chief Financial Officer at Outrigger Hospitality Group

Avery Aoki

HONOLULU, 2021-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced the promotion of Avery Aoki from Vice President of Finance to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds David Nadeau, who will help to ensure a smooth transition for Outrigger’s financial team before retiring at the end of this year. As CFO, Aoki will serve… Read the full press release

Mike Van de Ven to succeed Tom Nealon as Southwest Airlines President

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Sep 13, 2021), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced the following leadership changes. Tom Nealon, 60, has decided to retire from his duties as President effective immediately, but will continue to serve the Company as a strategic advisor, focusing primarily on the airline’s environmental sustainability and carbon… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes new head of Latin America and the Caribbean Rene Pascua

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Rene Pascua has been appointed as head of Swissport’s Latin America and the Caribbean region. Together with his regional commercial team, he will drive the business from Miami in close cooperation with local teams across the region. Rene Pascua took over from Frank Mena who was managing… Read the full press release

dnata welcomes new Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region, Charles Galloway

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, announced the appointment of Charles Galloway as its Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region. In his new role, Charles will oversee dnata’s operations at 13 airports in four countries, including Australia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, managing 4,800 aviation professionals. Charles… Read the full press release

CWT announces the appointment of Ian Cummings as Global Head of CWT Meetings & Events

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2021-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today (1 September, 2021) announces the appointment of Ian Cummings as Global Head of CWT Meetings & Events, the award-winning global corporate meetings & events management service. Based in London, Ian will report to Niklas Andreen, CWT’s Chief Operating Officer… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces the appointment of Jörg Eberhart as Head of Strategy & Organizational Development

Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — On October 1, 2021, Jörg Eberhart, currently CEO of Air Dolomiti, will assume the position of “Head of Strategy & Organizational Development” at Lufthansa Group. He will succeed William Wilms, who was appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik on 1 September 2021. Jörg Eberhart has… Read the full press release

Shadi Suleman comes back to lead Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Doha, Qatar, 2021-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Doha announces the appointment of Shadi Suleman as the new General Manager. A familiar face in the Qatari capital, Suleman was previously the Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Doha, before moving to Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria in 2017 to elevate his career as General Manager. After achieving… Read the full press release

Hartmut Vorjohann, the Saxon State Minister of Finances, elected acting Chairperson of the Supervisory Board at Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG (MFAG)

The Saxon State Minister of Finances, Hartmut Vorjohann, takes over as Chairperson on a temporary basis Schkeuditz, Germany, 2021-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The new Supervisory Board at Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG (MFAG) held its first meeting on Friday, 27 August 2021. The five-year period in office of the previous board, which consisted of 15… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta welcomes award-winning bartender Henry Maraben Siktimu (Ale) as Bar Manager

#MeetMeAtNautilus for cool cocktails in a lively ambience, hosted by one of Jakarta’s favourite bartenders Jakarta, Indonesia, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer, Henry Maraben Siktimu (better known as Ale) takes centre stage at Nautilus, the celebrated bar at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. As Bar Manager, Ale plans to infuse this drinking destination with a dynamic… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island names Donaldson Madubela as Executive Sous Chef

Seychelles, Desroches Island, 2021-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Located in the Outer Amirantes of Seychelles, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island welcomes Donaldson Madubela as its new Executive Sous Chef. With more than 15 years of experience, Donaldson brings his creativity and extensive expertise to the table, to lead the culinary program and talented team at the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti names Keith Frisley as Executive Chef

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2021-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Keith Frisley has been appointed Executive Chef at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, with him trading the vibrant city life in Johannesburg for the serene beauty of the Serengeti National Park. Formerly Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, Frisley is a native South African, who has… Read the full press release

CWT welcomes Cheng Meng Hwang as Head of Global Market Management & Development

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2021-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, has appointed Cheng Meng, Hwang as Head of Global Market Management & Development (GMD), to its dedicated APAC Leadership team. Based in Singapore and reporting into Belinda Hindmarsh, SVP, Head of Global Market Management & Development, Hwang will be responsible for… Read the full press release

Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa in Hawaii Announces Leadership Team

Christine San Nicolas and Steve Solberg

Kona, Hawaii, 2021-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced two management appointments at the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa – the nine-hectare (22-acre) oceanfront property on Hawaii Island that is scheduled to re-open under the Outrigger brand in late August. Seasoned hospitality executive, Steve Solberg, will be the resort’s General Manager… Read the full press release

Donald Wright elected vice president of maintenance and engineering, Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors elected aviation veteran Donald Wright vice president of maintenance and engineering, effective Aug. 23, 2021. Wright will assume the role formerly held by Constance von Muehlen who was appointed Chief Operating Officer on April 3. In his new role, Wright will lead 1,346 employees, including the technical operations… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace names Christian Flathman to director of public and media relations

SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2021-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (August 4, 2021) announced the appointment of Christian Flathman to director of public and media relations. Flathman reports to Jeannine Haas, Gulfstream’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer, and manages Gulfstream’s media relations, social media and marketing quality assurance teams. “Christian brings… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines names Toni Freeberg managing director of sales

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named 34-year airline veteran Toni Freeberg managing director of sales effective immediately. Freeberg assumes the role currently held by Mark Bocchi, who will retire from Alaska Airlines in October after 40 years. In her new role, Freeberg will set the strategy and oversee corporate and specialty sales,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts names Konrad Gstrein as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

San Francisco, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Konrad Gstrein as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. Gstrein takes the helm at the Five-Star address at a unique moment, overseeing the Hotel’s reopening and welcoming guests to experience modern and spacious interiors within a 42-storey… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas welcomes Yudith Bustos as the new Executive Pastry Chef

Dallas, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The culinary team at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas welcomes Yudith Bustos as the new Executive Pastry Chef. Transferring from Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, she brings with her sugar, spice and lifetime of experience. Although her tenure with Four Seasons spans over a decade, she has… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts: 45% of General Manager roles in Thailand now held by women

45% of General Managers are women with focus on home-grown talent Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts has strengthened its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) by investing further in female leaders in Thailand – with 45% of General Manager roles now held by women. With the majority… Read the full press release

Ben Shank returns to Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea as new General Manager

Hawaii, Maui, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Maui’s legendary Forbes Five-Star Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea ushers in a new chapter with the return of Ben Shank as the Resort’s new General Manager in July 2021. Most recently serving as the General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia for the past five years where he led… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston announces a new culinary leadership team

Boston One Dalton, U.S.A., 2021-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston announces a new culinary leadership team, responsible for driving the food and beverage program across all departments within the Hotel. The new leadership team includes the appointment of Daniel Burger as Executive Sous Chef; Julia Casale as Assistant Director of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze welcomes new Executive Chef Paolo Lavezzini

Building on more than twenty years of experience both in fine dining and luxury hospitality, Paolo Lavezzini returns to Italy after 10 years in Brazil Florence, Italy, 2021-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Firenze introduces its new Executive Chef Paolo Lavezzini, who will take the lead of the culinary team and the Michelin-starred restaurant Il Palagio from August 2021…. Read the full press release