Ronny Fernández appointed inaugural resort manager of Naviva®, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico

Fernández will oversee the brand’s first luxury tented resort in the Americas Punta Mita, México, 2022-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts welcomes Ronny Fernández as the inaugural resort manager of Naviva®, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico. Set to open in November 2022, the Resort will feature 15 luxury tents nestled amid… Read the full press release

Giovanni Battista D’Alessandro appointed Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations at Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan, 2022-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Making the move from the tropical Maldives to the cultural heart of Japan, Giovanni Battista D’Alessandro joins Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto as Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations. His appointment marks the start of an exciting new chapter, being the first leadership change in the Food and Beverage division… Read the full press release

Danny Vorwerk appointed new General Manager of the MAXX by Steigenberger Vienna

New General Manager for a design hotel located in the city’s Fifth District Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2022-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Dutch-born Danny Vorwerk has been appointed as the new General Manager of the MAXX by Steigenberger Vienna. He is leaving his current role as General Manager at the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin to… Read the full press release

KLM appoints Marjan Rintel as President & CEO

  Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — On Monday, KLM’s shareholders voted at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to approve the appointment of Marjan Rintel as KLM’s President & CEO, effective 1 July 2022. The consultation process has also been concluded with the KLM Works Council. Now that the shareholders have voted to… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels appoints Jacquelyn Peterson and Marcus Thomas as new franchise development directors

Lodging franchisor continues commitment to increasing diversity across hospitality industry ROCKVILLE, Md., 2022-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, announced two new franchise development directors have joined the company’s emerging markets team: Jacquelyn Peterson and Marcus Thomas. Together, Peterson and Thomas bring more than three decades of hospitality expertise… Read the full press release

HMSHost announces appointment of four associates to vice president positions

New VP appointments denote continued organizational growth and development BETHESDA, Md., 2022-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost has announced the appointment of four associates to vice president positions. “I am thrilled to announce the promotion of several members of our team to vice president,” said HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson, “HMSHost… Read the full press release

Marie-Noële Schwartzmann succeeds Claus-Dieter Jandel as Chief Development Officer of Deutsche Hospitality

Marie-Noële Schwartzmann joins DH and takes over effective May 1, 2022 Claus-Dieter Jandel retires after more than 40 years with the company Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2022-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective May 1, 2022, Marie-Noële Schwartzmann will become the new Chief Development Officer of Deutsche Hospitality. She succeeds Claus-Dieter Jandel who has decided… Read the full press release

CWT announces the appointment of Patrick Andersen as President and Chief Executive Officer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2022-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, announces that Michelle McKinney Frymire has decided to step down from her roles at the Company. As part of the Company’s long-term succession planning process, the Board of Directors has appointed President and Chief Commercial Officer Patrick Andersen as its… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels appoints Megan Brumagim as vice president of environmental, social and governance

ROCKVILLE, MD, 2022-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, has appointed Megan Brumagim to the newly created role of vice president of environmental, social and governance (ESG). In this new role, Brumagim will lead Choice’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives, championing the pillars of environmental sustainability,… Read the full press release

Marco Polo Xiamen welcomes new General Manager Jean-Philippe Jacopin

Xiamen, China, 2022-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Jean-Philippe Jacopin has been appointed General Manager of Marco Polo Xiamen. The 300-room hotel sits on the edge of Lake Yundang in the white egret protection zone, and is managed by Hong Kong SAR-based Wharf Hotels. Jean-Philippe’s expertise will play an important role in taking Marco Polo Xiamen forward… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Emily Halverson as vice president of finance and controller

SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named Emily Halverson vice president of finance and controller for Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. As Alaska’s vice president of finance and controller, Halverson will set the strategy for and oversee financial reporting, payroll, investor relations and accounting operations. Halverson joined Alaska Airlines… Read the full press release

IntercityHotel Mainz General Manager Matthias Sieber-Wagner takes additional responsibility as IntercityHotel Frankfurt Airport head

General Manager Uwe Troll passes the baton to Matthias Sieber-Wagner Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2022-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Two hotels are now being run by the same familiar face. Matthias Sieber-Wagner, General Manager of the IntercityHotel Mainz, took on the additional responsibility of heading up the IntercityHotel Frankfurt Airport on 1 April 2022…. Read the full press release

The WestJet Group announces the appointment of Bob Cummings as President of Swoop

Cummings homecoming demonstrates confidence in Canadian ultra-low-cost travel market CALGARY, AB, 2022-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The WestJet Group today (April 13, 2022) announced the return of Bob Cummings to the airline’s Executive Leadership Team as President of Swoop, WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier. Cummings will begin his role on Monday, April 18, 2022. “I am… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport welcomes Mark Brooker to its board

London, UK, 2022-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd has today (06 April, 2022) announced that Mark Brooker joined the airport’s Board as a Non-Executive Director in April. Mr Brooker brings a wealth of digital, financial and transport expertise to the Board as the airport gears up for growth, post-pandemic. Mr Brooker… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore welcomes new Hotel Manager, Tobias Emmer

Singapore, 2022-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Tobias Emmer has been appointed Hotel Manager, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Thrust into the heart of the Garden City that pulsates with dynamic energy, Tobias embraces his new home with open arms as he brings with him the unique professional experience that spans city and resort properties, giving him a flair… Read the full press release

SAS announces departure of its Executive Vice President and CCO, Karl Sandlund

Stockholm, Sweden, 2022-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (April 4, 2022), SAS Executive Vice President and CCO, Karl Sandlund announced that he will leave SAS for a new position outside the company. “Karl has been at SAS since 2004 and it is with regret, I see him leave. He has been a key player… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® names Rhea Saran as Global Head of Brand and Content

NEW YORK and LONDON, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ —Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company that provides exclusive offers and experiences for members, has announced the appointment of Rhea Saran as Global Head of Brand and Content. Ms. Saran is based in Travelzoo’s London office. Ms. Saran is a global media executive with extensive experience in the travel and luxury lifestyle arenas as… Read the full press release

KLM nominates Marjan Rintel as the new President and CEO

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of KLM intends to nominate Marjan Rintel as the new President and CEO of KLM. Rintel is currently President and CEO of Dutch Railways (NS), where she has worked since November 2014. Rintel is no stranger to KLM and – before joining NS –… Read the full press release

Ilse De Loof appointed General Counsel & Company Secretary of Swissport International AG

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG appoints Ms. Ilse De Loof as General Counsel & Company Secretary. She will assume her duties on 1 April 2022 and become a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Ms. Ilse De Loof will join Swissport as General Counsel & Company Secretary on… Read the full press release

Erno Hildén named Executive Vice President and CFO of SAS

Today, SAS has appointed Erno Hildén as Executive Vice President and CFO Stockholm, Sweden, 2022-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Erno Hildén, comes from Finland and has held several operational leadership positions in the global airline industry. He has worked both as chief financial officer and chief operating officer for Finnair and recently he also… Read the full press release

VisitBritain/VisitEngland announces the appointment of Patricia Yates as CEO

London, UK, Country, 2022-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — National tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland has announced that its deputy CEO Patricia Yates is stepping up to be CEO. The interim appointment comes as the agency’s current CEO Sally Balcombe steps down from 8 April. The appointment was announced as VisitBritain/VisitEngland brought tourism industry leaders together at… Read the full press release

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES ACROSS FROM UNIVERSAL ORLANDO WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

  Orlando, Fla, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Holiday Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando™, an official Universal Partner Hotel, today announced the appointment of a new general manager, Zury Cohen. In his new role, Cohen is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of hotel operations work together to maximize market share, sales, guest… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin appoints Simon Song as its Director of Food and Beverage and Culinary Operations

Tianjin, China, 2022-Mar-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin announces the appointment of a Four Seasons veteran to its executive Planning Committee – Simon Song as its Director of Food and Beverage and Culinary Operations. “We are delighted to welcome Simon, given his demonstrated professionalism and impactful management with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for over six years,” says Julien Carralero, General Manager of Four… Read the full press release

IHG Hotels & Resorts appoints Julienne Smith as new Chief Development Officer, Americas

Americas Chief Development Officer Joel Eisemann to retire, Julienne Smith, current SVP of Development, appointed to succeed ATLANTA, GA, 2022-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today (21 MARCH 2022) announces that Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, Americas, will be retiring from IHG Hotels & Resorts in June. Julienne… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul welcomes Marco Erba as new head chef of Italian restaurant, Boccalino

Seoul, Korea, 2022-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has appointed Marco Erba as the new head chef of Boccalino, an Italian restaurant located on the second floor.  By welcoming a chef with extensive global culinary experience, the Hotel is aiming to enhance its menu quality and expand the usage of premium products, as well as interactions… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces leadership change

DALLAS, TX, 2022-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Mar 16, 2022) announced several Leadership promotions and new Executives. Southwest® welcomes onboard Christa Lucas as Vice President Governmental Affairs. Lucas joins Southwest from the National Business Aviation Association, where she was Senior Vice President and led its government affairs, policy, and advocacy efforts. She will… Read the full press release

Sophia Kang appointed Head Bartender at One-Ninety Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Singapore, 2022-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Born and raised in Incheon, Korea, Sophia Kang was introduced to the vibrant bar scene as part of Manhattan’s pre-opening team back in 2014 at Regent Singapore (formerly a Four Seasons hotel). Having worked her way up from a service staff to the first and only female bartender in the World’s… Read the full press release

Malaysia Aviation Group appoints Tunku Alizakri bin Raja Muhammad Alias and Zaiviji Ismail bin Abdullah as Non-Executive Directors

KLIA, 2022-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Malaysia Aviation Group (“MAG” or the “Group”) welcomes the recent appointment of two new Non-Executive Directors, Tunku Alizakri bin Raja Muhammad Alias and Zaiviji Ismail bin Abdullah, to the MAG and Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s (MAB) Board of Directors (the “Board”) with effect from 7 March 2022. Commenting on… Read the full press release

Travelzoo® names Arveena Ahluwalia as Global Director, Premium Membership

NEW YORK, NY, 2022-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ —Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company that provides exclusive offers and experiences for members, announces that Arveena Ahluwalia has joined the Company as Global Director, Premium Membership. In this position, she will drive and manage the launch of Travelzoo’s paid subscription-based Premium Membership product. Ms. Ahluwalia has both start-up… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports appoints Steven Polmans as Vice President of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs at Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Abu Dhabi Airports today (01 Mar 2022) welcomed long-time cargo executive Steven Polmans as its new Vice President of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs at Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ). In his new role, Polmans will establish an integrated long-term strategic plan for… Read the full press release