Southwest Airlines announced leadership promotions for Brendan Conlon and Cole McGuire

DALLAS, TX, 2022-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today (May 23, 2022) announced two Leadership promotions within the Company’s ranks. Brendan Conlon is promoted from Senior Director Labor Relations to Vice President Crew Scheduling, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Conlon will be responsible for developing and executing the daily Crew Scheduling… Read the full press release

KLM reappoints Erik Swelheim as Managing Director; Fleur Pellerin and Cees ‘t Hart as Supervisory Directors

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2022-May-04 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM’s shareholders voted at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to approve the reappointment of Erik Swelheim as Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of KLM. The shareholders further approved the reappointment of Fleur Pellerin and Cees ‘t Hart as members of KLM’s Supervisory Board. Swelheim has… 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

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

Jumeirah Group announces leadership appointments

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, today (11 April 2022) announced three key appointments across its portfolio. The Group’s investment in top talent and strong leadership profiles is consistent with its culture of excellence and fostering an environment that inspires… 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

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

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

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

Austrian Airlines appoints Michael Larivière new Chief Technical Officer

Vienna, Austria, 2022-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Michael Larivière (51) will take over as Head of Austrian Technik on March 1, 2022. In this function, he succeeds Michael Kaye, who will devote himself to a new task within the Lufthansa Group. Michael Larivière began his career in the Lufthansa Group in 1994 as Aircraft… Read the full press release

David Lavorel named new CEO of SITA

Lavorel takes the reins as airlines and airports look to technology to support industry recovery. Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The SITA Board has announced the appointment of David Lavorel as the company’s new CEO. Under his leadership and vision, SITA will continue to lead a strategic change for the industry, helping… Read the full press release

Rosewood Hotel Group announces two new executive appointments

The Ultra-Luxury Group Appoints New Executive Vice President of Global Product and Concept Development and Vice President of Global Employee Experience and Talent HONG KONG, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Rosewood Hotel Group, a leading global hospitality company comprised of five inspiring brands – Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®, New World Hotels & Resorts®, KHOS™, Asaya… Read the full press release

Patricia Bedient to replace Brad Tilden as chair of Alaska Air Group’s Board of Directors

Part of the airline’s long-planned leadership succession SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group’s (AAG) Board of Directors announced today (Feb. 11, 2022) that Lead Independent Director Patricia Bedient will replace Brad Tilden as chair of the company’s Board of Directors, effective May 5, 2022. Ms. Bedient will serve as independent non-executive chair, while Mr…. Read the full press release

Executive changes at Allegiant Travel Company

Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. to assume Executive Chairman role; John Redmond to add Chief Executive Officer title LAS VEGAS, NV, 2022-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced today (Feb. 7, 2022) that Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer, will assume the role of executive chairman of… Read the full press release

Finnair announces the proposals made by its Shareholders’ Nomination Board for its AGM on 24 March 2022

Vantaa, Finland, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Number of members of the Board of Directors  The Shareholders’ Nomination Board proposes to the AGM 2022 to be held on 24 March 2022 that the number of members of the Board of Directors would be confirmed as eight. Composition of the Board of Directors  The current members of Finnair’s Board of Directors are Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko,… Read the full press release

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk promotes Jessica Alfaro to Assistant General Manager/Director of Operations and Karley Pope to Director of Marketing and Sales

Santa Cruz, CA, 2022-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk announced today (January 24, 2022) the promotion of two key leaders within their organization. Jessica Alfaro has been promoted to Assistant General Manager/Director of Operations and Karley Pope has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Sales. Jessica and Karley both… Read the full press release

Bombardier strengthens its Sales Team

Montréal, Canada, 2022-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ —Bombardier today (January 24, 2022) announced strategic changes to its international sales leadership team. The changes, which take effect immediately, are designed to further optimize Bombardier’s worldwide sales experience and capitalize on robust demand for its market-leading, smooth-flying business jets. Following his decision to leave the company to… Read the full press release

European Regions Airline Association announces results of its board elections

LONDON, UK, 2022-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The results were announced to members at the ERA Annual General Meeting, held on 25 November during the ERA Membership Conference 2021 in London. Two new airlines have joined the ERA Board following this year’s election. Officially announced at the ERA Membership Conference yesterday during the AGM,… Read the full press release

InterContinental Hotels Group announces leadership changes

Denham, United Kingdom, 2022-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today(18 JANUARY 2022 ) announces: The retirement of Non-Executive Chair Patrick Cescau from the IHG Board, effective 31 August 2022 The appointment of Deanna Oppenheimer as Non-Executive Director and Chair Designate, effective 1 June 2022, to succeed Patrick Cescau… Read the full press release

Vistara appoints Vinod Kannan as Chief Executive Officer

Delhi, India, 2022-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a joint venture of Tata group and Singapore Airlines, today (01 January 2022) announced the appointment of Mr. Vinod Kannan as Chief Executive Officer, effective 01 January 2022. Also, Mr. Deepak Rajawat has been elevated to take up the role of… Read the full press release

Aeroflot retains title as World’s Leading Airline Brand at the World Travel Awards 2021

Moscow, Russia, 2021-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has retained its title as World’s Leading Airline Brand at the Grand Final of World Travel Awards 2021. The airline has affirmed leadership in this prestigious nomination for the fifth time running. The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 in the UK. Every year they are awarded… Read the full press release