Accor appoints Brune Poirson as Chief Sustainability Officer

Paris, France, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces the appointment of Brune Poirson to the role of Chief Sustainability Officer. Brune Poirson will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, and will become a member of the Executive Committee. Her role will be to define, drive and monitor the commitments, the strategy… Read the full press release

Vail Resorts appoints James O’Donnell as president of the mountain division

Vail Resorts appoints James O’Donnell as president of the mountain division BROOMFIELD, Colo., 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today (April 12, 2021) announced that Patricia Campbell, president of the Company’s mountain division and pioneer in the ski industry, has made the decision to step down from her position and… Read the full press release

Stagecoach appoints Rachel Geliamassi as new Managing Director for England and Oxfordshire

Rachel Geliamassi appointed as new Managing Director with immediate effect New role will cover bus and coach services across the west of England and Oxfordshire Perth, Scotland, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Stagecoach, the UK’s biggest bus, coach and tram operator, has announced the appointment of Rachel Geliamassi as new Managing Director of its… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) appoints Jennifer Smith as UK Commercial Director, Cargo & Ground Handling

Jennifer Smith has joined Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as UK Commercial Director – Cargo & Ground Handling. PARIS, FRANCE, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — She brings extensive commercial experience to this newly-created post having previously spent 20 years in regional cargo sales management roles with Continental Airlines, American Airlines and Etihad Airways. Jennifer joins… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Travis Gelbrich as new vice president of inflight

Customer experience leader will oversee 5,600 flight attendants SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (March 23, 2021) that Travis Gelbrich will serve as the airline’s new vice president of inflight. In his new role, Gelbrich will provide strategic and operational leadership to the inflight division and oversee Alaska’s 5,600 flight attendants. Gelbrich… Read the full press release

The Emirates Group appoints Steve Allen as the Executive Vice President of dnata

Dubai, UAE, 2021-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Emirates Group has announced the appointment of Steve Allen as the Executive Vice President of dnata, a global leading air services provider. Steve Allen will be responsible for all dnata’s businesses covering ground handling, catering and travel across six continents. In addition, he will assume responsibility for managing Emirates Group’s… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico appoints Felix Murillo as General Manager

Luxury Resort on Mexico´s Costalegre appoints 28-year Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts veteran Tamarindo, México, 2021-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico welcomes General Manager Felix Murillo, who has spent almost three decades in various positions at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts worldwide. Murillo will lead this oceanfront oasis through pre-opening and its opening,… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Ulrich Bensel as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Bensel completes the hotel group’s new C-level management structure below the Executive Board Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality has put the finishing touches to its new management tier. Ulrich Bensel has been appointed to the new position of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with immediate effect. Along with… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay appoints Chef Thomas Bouledin as new pastry chef

New Pastry Chef joins world-class culinary team Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — 2021 is off to a sweet start at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay with the appointment of Pastry Chef Thomas Bouledin, who brings Michelin-star credentials and his French-Spanish heritage to the Resort’s world-class culinary team. At just 26,… Read the full press release

Wharf Hotels appoints Junichi Tamakoshi to Regional Director Sales and Business Development, Japan

Hong Kong SAR, China, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the promotion of Junichi Tamakoshi to Regional Director Sales and Business Development, Japan. Having previously worked as Director of Business Development at Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong for more than 8 years, he was also involved in various… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Florian Daniel to the newly created position of Chief Information Officer

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jan-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Hospitality is taking a further important step along its pathway to restructuring. Florian Daniel has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Information Officer with immediate effect. In his capacity as CIO, Mr. Daniel will be responsible for the areas of Commercial… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality appoints Norbert Speth as Vice President Corporate Strategy & Openings

Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2021-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Norbert Speth has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President Corporate Strategy & Openings at Deutsche Hospitality with effect from 1 February 2021. Mr. Speth, who has also worked at InterContinental and Marriott, will be responsible in future for the pooling and… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines appoints Steve Beyermann as Head of IT Management

IT-Manager from company’s own ranks will head division in the future Present Head of IT Stefan Matzelle takes on new challenge outside Lufthansa Group Vienna, Austria, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Steve Beyermann (31) will take over as Head of IT Management at Austrian Airlines on January 1, 2021. Beyermann has been working in… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG appoints Remco Steenbergen as Chief Financial Officer and a new Executive Board member

Current CFO of Swiss Barry Callebaut Group assumes new position on 1 January 2021 Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG appointed Remco Steenbergen as a new member of the company’s Executive Board. Remco Steenbergen will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer effective 1 January 2021…. Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts appoints Jean-Charles Denis as Chief Operating Officer

Plano, TX, 2020-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality’s international division, has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Jean-Charles Denis to the role of Chief Operating Officer. With a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Charles joins Interstate from IHG, where he held a variety of senior positions… Read the full press release

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner appoints Scott Hamilton as general manager

MCLEAN, Va., 2020-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, owned by Park Hotels & Resorts and managed by Hilton Management Services, has appointed Scott Hamilton as general manager. Most recently, Hamilton served as resident manager at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. In his new role, Hamilton will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations… Read the full press release

Cornwall Airport Newquay appoints Pete Downes as its new Managing Director

Cornwall, England, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Cornwall Airport Newquay is pleased to announce that from 4 May 2020 it will be appointing Pete Downes as its new Managing Director. Downes joins from London City Airport where he is currently Aviation Director and has been instrumental in driving its route development and airline growth,… Read the full press release

MSC Cruises USA appoints Rubén Rodríguez as President

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — MSC Cruises USA, the North American arm of MSC Cruises, has appointed Rubén Rodríguez as President and he will join the organisation on 18 March. Mr Rodriguez’s role will be to help the business achieve further growth and strengthen the Company’s strategy in the US region, both… Read the full press release

CWT appoints Richard Thompson Vice President, Global Internal Communication & Culture

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2020-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Richard Thompson Vice President, Global Internal Communication & Culture. In his newly expanded role, Richard and his team will be responsible for development of CWT culture, employee engagement, people strategy and HR analytics, in addition to continuing his charge… Read the full press release

IHG appoints Heather Balsley, SVP, Global Loyalty & Partnerships and Jennifer Gribble, SVP, Global Marketing, Mainstream Brands

Denham, United Kingdom, 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the appointment of two senior marketing executives, naming Heather Balsley, Senior Vice President, Global Loyalty & Partnerships and Jennifer Gribble, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Mainstream Brands. As a nearly 13-year veteran of IHG, Balsley now… Read the full press release

SAS appoints Charlotte Svensson as new Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS is pleased to announce that Charlotte Svensson has been appointed to be new Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO) as of February 1st  2020.  Charlotte Svensson will succeed Mattias Forsberg who in October announced he is leaving SAS for a new position as CIO… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake appoints Chu Yuet Hung as Director of Food and Beverage

Hangzhou at West Lake, China, 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake has announced the appointment of Chu Yuet Hung as Director of Food and Beverage. Chu will lead and oversee all the daily operations and management of the Hotel’s two distinct dining restaurants, together with its sizeable banquet operations. With more than 10 years… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach appoints Cornelia Mitlmeier as Resort Manager

Dubai, U.A.E., 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach announces the appointment of Cornelia Mitlmeier as Resort Manager of the iconic Resort located in the heart of Jumeirah, effective as of February 1, 2020. Born and raised in Germany, Cornelia has come a long way from her beginnings as an apprentice in the… Read the full press release

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills appoints Kelly Teo as director of sales and marketing

Kelly Teo brings his diverse expertise to L.A.’s top luxury hotel BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., 2020-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is pleased to announce the arrival of the newest addition to its luxury-focused executive team, as Kelly Teo joins the hotel in the role of director of sales and marketing. Teo’s longtime sales… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace appoints Matt Baer as regional vice president of Sales for the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada

SAVANNAH, Georgia, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today (January 13, 2020) announced the promotion of Matt Baer to regional vice president of Sales for the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada. Baer joined Gulfstream in the spring of 2019 as a regional sales manager for the northeastern region. Prior to that, he… Read the full press release

Hampton by Hilton appoints one of the UK’s leading documentary photographers, Ian Weldon, as its ‘Realist in Residence’

Hotel brand appoints acclaimed documentary photographer to celebrate the real side of British travel LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The aftermath of Sunshine Saturday’s* traditional holiday booking rush sees social media feeds flooded with unrealistic, over-filtered images of idyllic far flung destinations. However, as many Brits face their first week back at… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group appoints Joe Ferraro as Interim Chief Executive Officer

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2020-Jan-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) today (Dec. 30, 2019) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Joe Ferraro, President, Americas, as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Ferraro’s appointment reflects the previously announced departure at year-end of Larry De Shon, President and Chief… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta appoints Erica Lee as new Executive Pastry Chef

Atlanta, U.S.A, 2019-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta announces its new Executive Pastry Chef Erica Lee. Lee is stepping into the role to oversee and contribute to the creative execution of the bustling pastry team. As a seasoned veteran of the leading luxury hotel brand, Lee joins the Atlanta team from Four Seasons Hotel… Read the full press release

Jumeirah Group Appoints Muneera Al Taher As Emiratisation Director

DUBAI, UAE, 2019-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the umbrella of the UAE leaders’ vision to empower Emiratis across the semi-government and private sector, Al Taher will pioneer a new agenda that focuses on attracting top talent, introducing new development programmes and supporting growth of Emirati employees in Jumeirah Group. Her appointment forms part of… Read the full press release

Vail Resorts appoints Nadia Rawlinson to the its board of directors

BROOMFIELD, Colo., 2019-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today (Dec. 5, 2019 ) announced that Nadia Rawlinson has been appointed to the Company’s board of directors. Nadia Rawlinson is the chief human resources officer at Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. Since joining Live Nation in June 2016, Rawlinson has led global human… Read the full press release