Choice Hotels Asia-Pac appoints Krest Hospitality as its preferred management company in South East Asia

MELBOURNE, Australia, 2019-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of the largest hotel franchise groups in Asia Pacific, will further strengthen its presence in the region following the announcement of a hotel management agreement. The leading hotel franchise group has signed an agreement appointing Bangkok-based hotel management company, Krest Hospitality, as Choice Hotels… Read the full press release

easyJet holidays appoints Paul Ablin and Matt Callaghan as new Directors

New directors move across from current easyJet roles LUTON, England, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet holidays has put the finishing touches to its board team with the appointment of two new Directors announced today.(JULY 22 2019) Paul Ablin, easyJet’s current Group Finance Director will join the holidays business as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in… Read the full press release

Metrolink appoints Todd P. McIntyre to the position of Chief Strategy Officer

Los Angeles, CA, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (July 16, 2019), Metrolink announced the selection of Todd P. McIntyre to the position of Chief Strategy Officer to lead the commuter railroad’s planning, government affairs, community relations, procurement and railroad services. McIntyre joins Metrolink after three years at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels appoints Ben Choi as its new Group Director Rooms

Hong Kong, China, 2019-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels has appointed Ben Choi as its new Group Director Rooms to lead the hospitality group’s rooms division for its 17 Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels across China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Reporting to Thomas Salg, Vice President Operations, Ben will oversee room operations,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills appoints Chef Chris Ford as Executive Pastry Chef

Ford brings diverse experience, innovative techniques, and inspiring creativity to the acclaimed culinary team at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, U.S.A., 2019-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills welcomes Executive Pastry Chef Chris Ford to its esteemed culinary team. Ford has shown his ability… Read the full press release

Hilton Pattaya appoints new Commercial Director, Jean-Baptiste Papin

PATTAYA, Thailand, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton Pattaya has appointed a new Commercial Director for its uniquely designed hotel. Jean-Baptiste Papin most recently served as senior cluster revenue manager of the Hilton Revenue Management Consolidated Center, Asia Pacific. “We are excited to welcome Jean-Baptiste Papin to our unique hotel. I am confident that Jean-Baptiste’s wealth… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle appoints Emmanuel Calderon as Executive Chef

Seattle, U.S.A., 2019-May-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seattle welcomes Emmanuel Calderon as Executive Chef where he is responsible for overseeing all culinary programs in the downtown hotel including Goldfinch Tavern, catering and events, in-room dining, and INFINITY pool + bar. “I come from a large family and I’m the oldest of six,” shares Calderon, who… Read the full press release

Duetto appoints Carl Lytikainen as Senior VP of Customer Success

Hospitality tech firm appoints experienced SaaS executive to lead its Customer Success team. San Francisco, Ca, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Duetto, hospitality’s innovative provider of cloud-based revenue management applications, has appointed Carl Lytikainen as Senior VP of Customer Success. Carl brings to the role more than 20 years of experience serving customers in… Read the full press release

Greater Toronto Airports Authority appoints Douglas Allingham as Chair of the Board of Directors

TORONTO, CANADA, 2019-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Allingham as Chair of the Board of Directors effective following the GTAA’s Annual Public Meeting on May 7, 2019. Mr. Allingham has been a member of the Board of… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels appoints Michelle Masters as regional vice president of franchise services, Northeast region

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, announced Michelle Masters has joined the company as regional vice president of franchise services, Northeast region. In the role, Masters will lead the company’s area directors, a field-based team of franchise operations business consultants, to help drive system-wide… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport appoints Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing

Auckland, New Zealand, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Jonathan Good as its new General Manager Technology & Marketing. In this role, Jonathan will be responsible for the strategy and execution of world class technology and marketing programmes to improve the customer experience and ensure operational excellence to meet… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Boston appoints Michael Pedder as the new General Manager

Boston, U.S.A., 2019-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Boston announces the appointment of Michael Pedder as the new General Manager at the iconic property. Pedder’s opportunity to take the helm in Boston arrives following the transfer of Bill Taylor to Regional Vice President and General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. “At Four Seasons,… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotels appoints Robin Ma as the general manager of Kempinski Hotel Changsha

Changsha, China, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotels has officially appointed Mr Robin Ma recently as the general manager of Kempinski Hotel Changsha. Mr Robin Ma will be fully in charge of the overall operation management and business development of the hotel. Mr. Robin Ma has 25 years’ work experience in the hotel industry…. Read the full press release

MSC Cruises appoints Christian Hein as Managing Director and Michael Zengerle as SVP, Institutional Affairs & Strategic Development for MSC Kreuzfahrten

Christian Hein joins MSC Kreuzfahrten as its new MD, Michael Zengerle becomes SVP, Institutional Affairs & Strategic Development Munich, Germany, 2019-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises announced today (2 April 2019) that Christian Hein has been appointed Managing Director for MSC Kreuzfahrten, its Munich-based business for Germany. Mr. Hein has a broad managerial experience… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines appoints Helmut Haubenwaller as the new chief pilot

VIENNA, Austria, 2019-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Salzburg-born Haubenwaller assumes the top executive position in the airline cockpit. Helmut Haubenwaller (50) has been appointed to serve as the new chief pilot for Austrian Airlines. Born in Salzburg, he commences work in his new position on April 1, 2019. In his new capacity, Haubenwaller will be… Read the full press release

dnata appoints Dirk Goovaerts as Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, announced the appointment of Dirk Goovaerts as the company’s Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region. In his role, Dirk Goovaerts will oversee dnata’s operations at 10 airports in three countries, including Australia, the Philippines and Singapore,… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services appoints Mike Duffy and Mike Simpson EVP Innovation and EVP Americas respectively

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has announced new leadership roles for two of its most senior executives in the Americas to strengthen its global network. Paris, France, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Mike Duffy and Mike Simpson will become Executive Vice President Innovation and Executive Vice President Americas respectively, reporting to Craig Smyth, CEO of WFS. Mike Duffy will use his… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul appoints Sébastien Ganry as its new Director of Food and Beverage

Seoul, Korea, 2019-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seoul announces the appointment of Sébastien Ganry as its new Director of Food and Beverage. Sébastien will oversee all daily operations and management work of the Hotel’s eight distinct restaurants and bars as well as its sizeable banquet operations, including the opening of the Hotel’s new contemporary Japanese restaurant Akira Back this coming… Read the full press release

HMSHost appoints Iris Messina as Vice President of Business Development

Senior industry executive Iris Messina joins HMSHost as Vice President of Business Development BETHESDA, MD, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost announced today (February 14, 2019) the appointment of industry executive    Iris Messina as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, she will be responsible for supporting the organization’s long-term business development activities with airport clients… Read the full press release

Stagecoach appoints Michelle Hargreaves as new managing director for its bus operations in the east of England

Michelle Hargreaves to take on permanent role following retirement of Andy Campbell Perth, Scotland, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach has announced a new managing director for its bus operations in the east of England. Michelle Hargreaves has been confirmed as the new Stagecoach East Managing Director after taking on the role on an interim… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas appoints Ryan Barnett as the new Restaurant Chef at its signature restaurant LAW

Dallas, U.S.A., 2019-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — “Food should capture a memory, a moment in time or an experience that you can carry with you,”  Ryan Barnett, Restaurant Chef, LAW Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas announces the appointment of Ryan Barnett as the new Restaurant Chef at LAW, the Resort’s signature restaurant.  Ryan brings fun and… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport appoints new Framework for projects under the value of £150,000

11 companies selected to be part of new Gatwick Framework Projects under the value of £150,000 to be awarded through new framework Half of the firms are located close to Gatwick, bringing benefit to local economy Gatwick , UK, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has appointed a new Framework for projects under the value… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou appoints Giancarlo Di Francesco as Executive Chef

Guangzhou, China, 2018-Aug-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou recently appointed Giancarlo Di Francesco as Executive Chef. Giancarlo was born in Italy and with abundant Asian culinary experience, his fusion of authentic Italian culinary artistry and Asian cuisine culture is well developed. Born and raised not far from the Adriatic coast of Italy in a region… Read the full press release

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism appoints Joy Barlogie as tourism development manager

Little Rock, AR, 2018-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Joy Barlogie has been named tourism development manager by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Barlogie previously served as account supervisor at CJRW, working primarily on the Arkansas Tourism account. In her new role, she will be responsible for the development and expansion of tourism… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle appoints Tori Boos as new Director of Marketing

Seattle, U.S.A., 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Seattle has welcomed the return of Tori Boos to Four Seasons as the Five-Star Hotel’s new Director of Marketing. Boos’ accomplishments with various hotel brands include exceeding business goals; curating unique experiences; and bringing dynamic sales and marketing strategies to life. “From the moment you reach out… Read the full press release

Amadeus appoints Leon Herce to lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels business

MADRID, Spain, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus announces that it has appointed Leon Herce to lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels business. Herce will also assume a regional leadership role responsible for the Travel Channels business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Herce will replace Joost Schuring who is leaving… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts appoints Carrie David as chief human resources officer

Interstate Hotels & Resorts appoints Carrie David as chief human resources officer ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces the appointment of Carrie David as chief human resources officer. Carrie is responsible for leading all aspects of the human resources team, developing… Read the full press release

London Gatwick appoints Lesley Hall as Environment, Health and Safety Director and promotes Bronwen Jones to Development Director

Lesley Hall appointed Environment, Health and Safety Director Bronwen Jones appointed Development Director Gatwick Airport’s CEO, Stewart Wingate, said: “These appointments demonstrate Gatwick’s ongoing commitment to providing our passengers with the very best airport facilities and service possible.” LONDON, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has announced today (01/03/2018) that Lesley Hall has been… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts appoints Rogier Hurkmans as regional vice president of operations for Continental Europe

ARLINGTON, Va./LONDON, U.K., 2018-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts – a leading global hotel management company of franchised branded and independent hotels and resorts – announces the appointment of Rogier Hurkmans as a regional vice president of operations for Continental Europe. Reporting to Ken McLaren, Interstate’s executive vice president of international operations,… Read the full press release

Amadeus appoints Gianni Pisanello to head up its new NDC-X program

Amadeus appoints Gianni Pisanello to head up its new NDC-X program   Madrid, Spain, 2018-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The travel industry is moving towards increased personalization, as merchandizing techniques drive new revenues and business opportunities, and as travelers expect brands to know them and adapt offers accordingly. It is against this backdrop that Amadeus… Read the full press release