Marriott International announces the appointment of Margaret M. McCarthy as independent director

Bethesda, MD, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) said today (03/20/2019) it has appointed Margaret M. McCarthy, Executive Vice President at CVS Health Corporation, as an independent director of the company, effective March 19, 2019. Ms. McCarthy will also be included in the company’s slate of… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport welcomes Rt Hon Ruth Kelly to its Board as a Non-Executive Director

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited has appointed the Rt Hon Ruth Kelly to its Board as a Non-Executive Director. Ms Kelly will bring a wealth of political, transport and financial expertise to the leadership team of Heathrow at a key time as it delivers the third runway, following the… Read the full press release

Air Partner welcomes Lee Rennie as Partner Relationship Manager in its UK Charter team

Gatwick, UK, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Partner, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Rennie to the newly created role of Partner Relationship Manager in its UK Charter team. Lee will be based at Air Partner’s headquarters in Gatwick and will report directly to Managing Director Tony… Read the full press release

Travelzoo announces the appointment of Scott Wang as Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, and General Manager, Greater China

HONG KONG and SHANGHAI and NEW YORK, 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, today (March 18, 2019) announced it has appointed Scott Wang as Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, and General Manager, Greater China, effective May 22, 2019. In the newly created role of Head of Strategy, Asia Pacific, Scott is responsible for developing… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Lanai welcomes Dan Mizrahi as Food and Beverage Director

Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A., 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Dan Mizrahi has been named Food and Beverage Director of Four Seasons Resort Lanai, overseeing all food and beverage operations for the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond-rated luxury Resort. Mizrahi comes to Lanai with a wealth of industry experience.  He arrives on Lanai via Four Seasons Palm Beach, which… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Prague welcomes Pedro Neto as the new Hotel Manager

Moving from Maui to Prague, Pedro is looking forward to explore everything Czech Republic has to offer Prague, Czech Republic, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Prague announces today (March 13, 2019) the appointment of Pedro Neto as the new Hotel Manager. Pedro comes to Four Seasons Prague from Four Seasons Resort Maui in Hawaii. Pedro… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore announces the appointment of Kamarl John as Restaurant Chef at the new One-Ninety

Singapore, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Singapore announces the appointment of Kamarl John as Restaurant Chef at the new One-Ninety. Hailing from London, England, Kamarl has amassed more than a decade of fine culinary experience including stints at a wide variety of top restaurants and hotels in the United Kingdom including The Dorchester Collection, Claridge’s, and… Read the full press release

Brand USA announces the appointment of three new board members and the reappointment of one existing member to its board of directors

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, has announced the appointment of three new board members and the reappointment of one existing member to the Brand USA board of directors. Appointments to the Brand USA board of directors are made by the U.S. Secretary of… Read the full press release

Four Seasons names Matthew Barber as Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Doha, Qatar, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The family of Four Seasons expands with the addition of Matthew Barber who has been appointed Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. In his new role, Barber will be responsible for the operations and the making of strategic decisions for the food and beverage outlets of the… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group welcomes John F. North III as Chief Financial Officer

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) today (Feb. 19, 2019) announced that, effective March 18, 2019, John F. North III will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. North will oversee all financial aspects of the Company, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, tax, internal audit,… Read the full press release

Martin Schrödl named General Manager of the first MAXX by Steigenberger Hotel in Vienna

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Styrian-born Martin Schrödl has been appointed as General Manager of the first MAXX by Steigenberger Hotel in Vienna. He will bring a young and dynamic management style to the new hotel, which has formed part of the Deutsche Hospitality portfolio since February 2019. 39-year old… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles welcomes Dr. Deepu Vijayan Latha Kumari as its Naturopathic Doctor and Wellness Consultant

Specialist in naturopathy will offer one-to-one consultations to create personalised programs of wellbeing Seychelles, Africa, 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has appointed Dr. Deepu Vijayan Latha Kumari as Naturopathic Doctor and Wellness Consultant to join the team of the award-winning hilltop Spa. As a fully qualified yoga instructor, Dr. Deepu’s expertise will complement the Resort’s… Read the full press release

GBTA welcomes Sehrab Grewal as the new Vice President of Business Development and Head of Consulting for WINiT by GBTA

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today (February 14, 2019) announced Sehrab Grewal has joined WINiT by GBTA as the new Vice President of Business Development and Head of Consulting. “As WINiT continues its growth and global expansion as a business unit… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation welcomes Norbert Ehrich as its new Vice President Flight Services EMEA and Asia

Basel, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation is pleased to announce it has appointed Norbert Ehrich, former VP Sales for Jet Aviation Flight Services South East U.S. and South America, as its new  Vice President Flight Services EMEA and Asia, effective immediately. Ehrich succeeds Jürg Reuthinger, who retired at the end of 2018 after more… Read the full press release

Four Seasons names Peter C. Draminsky as Regional Vice President and General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Singapore, 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Peter C. Draminsky has been appointed Regional Vice President and General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. He was most recently General Manager at Regent Singapore (formerly a Four Seasons hotel), since 2015. Under his leadership, hotel was named # 1 Hotel in Singapore by Condé Nast Traveller 2015, Summer Palace was recognised with… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Yinchuan, China welcomes Daniel Herrmann as Executive Assistant Manager

Yinchuan, China, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Mr. Daniel Herrmann, who originates from Germany, has accumulated considerable experience within the Hospitality industries alike. He started his more than 12 years career at the Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt where he as well completed his Hospitality Management Degree. As a passionate Kempinski hotelier he worked at the Emirates… Read the full press release

Leading Hotels of the World names Shannon Knapp, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, as interim CEO

NEW YORK, NY, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ —The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd announced today (January 28, 2019) that Ted Teng is stepping down from his position as President and CEO, effective April 12, 2019, after 10 years leading the company. The Leading Hotels of the World Executive Committee has named Shannon Knapp, Senior… Read the full press release

Ken Muskat returns to MSC Cruises as EVP Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. market

Muskat returns in expanded role as EVP Chief Operating Officer Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises today (January 30, 2019) announced that it has further strengthened its Florida-based business operations as well as local management team to support its expected growth across the North American region. Effective February 4, Ken Muskat returns… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines appoints TBWA and PHD for creative and media services

Singapore, 2019-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines has selected two agencies under the Omnicom group, TBWA and PHD, for creative and media services following an extensive six-month pitch process. The appointment will take effect from 1 April 2019 and the contract will be for five years. The announcement follows a competitive selection process… Read the full press release

The U.S. Travel Association welcomes three key personnel to its Washington, D.C.-based team

WASHINGTON, DC, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Travel Association has added three key personnel to its Washington, D.C.-based team. Jeff Ajluni, formerly the chief commercial officer of the Trust for the National Mall, joins the association on February 4 as its senior vice president of business development, a newly created position. Treon… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels welcomes Douglas Lisi as vice president of revenue management

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Douglas Lisi has joined the company as vice president of revenue management. In this role, Lisi will lead the company’s revenue management organization and functions, including trend analysis, forecasting, and price optimization, to help… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport selects Michelle Kong to participate in the Future Director Programme

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport’s Board announced today (30 January 2019) that it has selected Michelle Kong to participate in the Future Director Programme for the next 18 months. Ms Kong will join the programme alongside her current role in Fletcher Distribution as General Manager for Digital Ventures and Snappy, a New… Read the full press release

ExpressJet Airlines appoints John Varley as Senior Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

ATLANTA, Georgia, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — ExpressJet Airlines today (January 24, 2019) announced John Varley has been named Senior Vice President – Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. In this new role, Varley will be responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology and Legal. Varley most recently served as Senior Vice President and General… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Chef Cristian Lisci as the Italian Chef de Cuisine

Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt, 2019-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Cairo’s most celebrated Italian restaurant, Bella, is set for an exciting new era in its glorious culinary history, as Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza welcomes Chef Cristian Lisci as the Italian Chef de Cuisine. With unrivalled experience including Michelin-starred restaurant Edilio, Lisci will be taking Bella restaurant into a… Read the full press release

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare announces the appointment of Agata Sobczak as its new Director of Sales and Marketing

Baie Lazare, Seychelles, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Agata Sobczak as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. Sobczak, who joins Kempinski’s Seychelles outfit from a luxury hotel in Zanzibar, will oversee all marketing strategies and sales initiatives for the resort. Sobczak, a… Read the full press release

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel welcomes newly appointed Director of Sales & Marketing Joyce Wong

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Joyce Wong as Director of Sales & Marketing. Bringing over 10 years of corporate sales experience in the hospitality industry to her new position, Wong oversees all sales, marketing and public relations efforts for the new… Read the full press release

The UK Civil Aviation Authority welcomes Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new Head of its General Aviation Unit

LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new Head of its General Aviation Unit. She will take up the post later this year following the departure of current head Tony Rapson after more than five years. Rachel brings a wealth of aviation experience… Read the full press release

Queenstown Airport Corporation appoints Andrew Williamson as its new Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) has recently welcomed experienced finance executive Andrew Williamson as its new Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. In his role, Andrew will be responsible for financial performance management, strategic planning, capital funding, risk management and information technology.  He will also be a member… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels announces the appointment of Jason Simpson as vice president of engineering

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Jason Simpson has joined the company as vice president of engineering. In this role, Simpson will lead the company’s corporate IT organization to support its ongoing business functions, including corporate operations, global sales, franchise… Read the full press release

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