Maurice J. Gallagher Reclaims CEO Role at Allegiant Travel Company as John Redmond Resigns

Gallagher, renowned for establishing Allegiant as a leader among ultra-low-cost carriers, assumes role after John Redmond resigns LAS VEGAS, NV, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced that John Redmond has resigned as chief executive officer and as a member of the Board of Directors effective immediately.  Maurice J. Gallagher, former CEO, current… Read the full press release

AHLA Announces Key Leadership Promotions to Drive Advocacy and Growth in the Hotel Industry

WASHINGTON, USA, 2023-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The American Hotel & Lodging Association announced two promotions among its leadership team. Haleigh Hildebrand was promoted to vice president, campaigns & political strategy. In her new role, Hildebrand will guide AHLA’s efforts to build grassroots and grasstops programs that support a healthy and growing hotel industry. Prior… Read the full press release

Claire Miles Appointed CEO of Stagecoach, Britain’s Largest Bus and Coach Operator

Claire Miles to become Chief Executive Officer of UK’s largest bus operator from 2 October Claire brings extensive leadership experience of major businesses across a range of business sectors As CEO, Claire will be responsible for a billion-pound turnover business employing over 23,000 people Ray O’Toole to revert to Non-Executive Chair of the Board, following… Read the full press release

Italian Chef Domenico Cicchetti Elevates Mediterranean Dining at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou’s Caffe Mondo

Guangzhou, China, 2023-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Italian Chef Domenico Cicchetti brings a new era of Mediterranean magic to Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou in his new role as Head Chef of the Hotel’s 72nd floor Caffe Mondo. In his new tenure at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, Cicchetti plans to introduce light Mediterranean dishes with a focus on fresh seafood… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo Welcomes Mark Ley as Director of Marketing for Elite Coastal Transformation

Ley returns to Four Seasons during an exciting time for the Resort, as it undergoes lifestyle renovations Costa Rica, 2023-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica announces the appointment of Mark Ley as Director of Marketing. In his role, Mark will lead the sales and marketing division as the property undergoes lifestyle renovations… Read the full press release

Guillaume Halleux Appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport International AG

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Guillaume Halleux joins Swissport as Chief Commercial Officer, effective 18 September. In close collaboration with Swissport’s regional business leaders, he will maintain an open customer dialogue to build trust-based long-term partnerships with our airline clients and ensure expectations regarding operational excellence are met. Effective 18 September 2023,… Read the full press release

Finnair CEO Steps Aside for #GirlsTakeover Campaign Promoting Equality in the Workplace

Helsinki, Finland, 2023-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair is taking part in Plan International’s #GirlsTakeover campaign, where girls step into the shoes of political, social and economic leaders as part of the UN’s International Day of the Girl celebrations. At Finnair, 17-year-old Siru Nuutinen will take over the role of CEO Topi Manner and work with Finnair’s Executive… Read the full press release

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Hastens Retirement to Facilitate Company Renewal; Vanessa Hudson Assumes Leadership

Sydney, Australia, 2023-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce has advised the Board he will bring forward his retirement by two months to help the company accelerate its renewal. As a result, CEO Designate Vanessa Hudson will assume the role of Managing Director and Group CEO effective 6 September 2023. Alan… Read the full press release

Sandra Oliva Joins Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center as Hotel Manager, Bringing Decade of Global Four Seasons Expertise

Philadelphia, U.S.A., 2023-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center introduces Sandra Oliva as Hotel Manager, marking ten years of her tenure with the global brand. Joining the team from Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, the Philadelphia-based property is her fifth Four Seasons assignment. “I couldn’t be more excited to reunite with Sandra and welcome… Read the full press release

SAS Appoints Ginger Hughes as Chief Transformation Officer and Paul Verhagen as Chief Commercial Officer

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS announces the appointment of Ginger Hughes as new Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) and Paul Verhagen as new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). SAS appoints Ginger Hughes as Chief Transformation Officer. Hughes brings a long of experience from her advisory role at Seabury, where she has guided SAS… Read the full press release

Choice Hotels International Announces Executive Appointments to Drive Continued Growth and Expansion After Radisson Hotels Americas Acquisition

Moves Position Company for Future Growth Following Radisson Americas Integration ROCKVILLE, Md., 2023-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) announced key executive appointments that position the company for continued future growth following its acquisition of Radisson Hotels Americas and the successful integration of its nine brands onto Choice’s world-class central reservation… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Elevates Daniel Chun to Regional Vice President, Strengthening Commitment to Hawai‘i and Community Engagement

HONOLULU, HAWAII, 2023-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has promoted Daniel Chun to regional vice president – Hawai‘i, in a move that underscores the airline’s enduring commitment to the Aloha State. In this newly created role, Chun serves as the senior executive for Alaska Airlines in Hawai‘i, leading the long-term strategy for the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti Welcomes Matthew Senyard as Lodge Manager, Bringing a Deep Commitment to Eco-Hospitality and Guest Experiences

Serengeti, Tanzania, 2023-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — A deep commitment to make a lasting change on the environment and involving guests in the culture and nature around them is the fact about Matthew Senyard that immediately caught the eye of the leadership team at the renowned Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania. Matthew joined Four Seasons Safari… Read the full press release

Emirates Group Honors Emirati Women’s Contributions and Achievements in Aviation and Travel

The Emirates Group puts the spotlight on women in the local community for their dedication and contributions to the nation’s economy Dubai, UAE, 2023-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Emirates Group celebrated the contributions of Emirati women in aviation and travel, and their vital role in supporting the UAE’s aspirations and ambitions. A special… Read the full press release

Calgary Airport Authority Welcomes Chris Dinsdale as New President & CEO to Lead Growth and Innovation

CALGARY, AB, 2023-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Andrea Robertson, Chair of the Board of The Calgary Airport Authority, is pleased to announce Chris Dinsdale has officially assumed the role as President & CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority (The Authority/YYC). After an extensive international search, Chris Dinsdale was identified as the best strategic leader… Read the full press release

JLL Hotels & Hospitality Global CEO Gilda Perez-Alvarado Joins Accor as Group Chief Strategy Officer

Paris, France, 2023-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Accor announces that Gilda Perez-Alvarado, currently Global CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality, has been appointed as Group Chief Strategy Officer of Accor. Assuming the role on 01 October 2023, Gilda will be a member of the group’s Management Board, based in Paris, in charge of overseeing… Read the full press release

Finnair CEO Topi Manner Announces Resignation to Join Elisa Corporation

Helsinki, Finland, 2023-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair’s CEO, Topi Manner, has given notice of his resignation from the company to join Elisa Corporation as their new CEO, starting at the latest on 1 March 2024. Until then, Manner continues as normal in his CEO role at Finnair. “Topi Manner has done a stellar… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence Welcomes Charles Fisher as New General Manager to Lead Transformation and Innovation

Cairo at The First Residence, Egypt, 2023-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence welcomes Charles Fisher as the newly appointed General Manager of the luxurious hotel in Egypt, bringing a whole new vision for change through innovation and creativity. Hailing from the UK, Charles Fisher makes the move from Tokyo, Japan to… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport Enlists Ex-Undercover Officer Danni Brooke to Train Team in Identifying ‘Airport Dads’ and Offering Stress Relief

Danni Brooke, star of C4’s Hunted, drafts an internal memo to brief airport teams on decoding anxious passengers’ body language  Heathrow colleagues will be on high alert across all four terminals during family holiday season  New signage has been installed across the airport and ‘Airport Dads’ will be given freebies and vouchers to get in the… Read the full press release

Mahmoud El Keiy Takes the Helm as General Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Elevating Azerbaijani Hospitality

The hospitality veteran of 22 years will lead the best hotel in Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan, 2023-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Mahmoud El Keiy, a seasoned hotelier, has taken over the role of General Manager to lead the team at the 171-room luxury Four Seasons Hotel Baku in the heart of the city as of July 3, 2023. Mahmoud’s… Read the full press release

Marlowe Joseph Lawenko Promoted to Executive Chef at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, Leading Culinary Operations and Emphasizing Nutrition-Focused Menus

Hawaii, Lanai (Sensei), U.S.A., 2023-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Marlowe Joseph Lawenko has been promoted to Executive Chef, Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, overseeing all hotel culinary operations of the Resort’s signature restaurants and culinary team management including Sensei by Nobu, Koele Garden Bar and in-room dining. The adults-only wellness retreat is nestled among the pine-covered mountains of the… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Amman Welcomes Nick Solomon as New General Manager, Bringing Extensive Hospitality Experience to Jordan

Amman, Jordan, 2023-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Amman welcomes Nick Solomon as the newly appointed General Manager of the luxurious 192-room Hotel in Amman, which provides the ideal home base to experience the capital and discover Jordan in an atmosphere of safety and peace of mind. From island life to city life, Solomon was the… Read the full press release

Swissport Strengthens Leadership in US and Canada with New CEO and Chief People Officer Appointments

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport appoints new leaders for the US and Canada. Nelson Camacho becomes CEO for the region. He will be driving Swissport’s development in one of its largest, most important markets. Stacey Brown starts as regional Chief People Officer. Nelson Camacho, formerly the company’s Chief Operating Officer for… Read the full press release

Boeing Strengthens Commitment to Aerospace Safety and Sustainability by Appointing First Liaison to ICAO

New liaison to support United Nations efforts to advance a harmonized aviation ecosystem ARLINGTON, Va., 2023-Jul-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] is deepening support of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its efforts to promote aerospace safety, security and sustainability. The company named its first liaison to the United Nations agency,… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Welcomes Al Arce as Director of Marketing, Bringing Extensive Leadership Experience from Disney and Hilton

St. Louis, U.S.A., 2023-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis announces the appointment of Al Arce to the role of Director of Marketing. Al Arce is an accomplished business leader with a passion for helping organizations achieve their full potential. In his most recent role, he served as account director for the Disney Institute and… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport Appoints Darren Evans as Chief Safety & Risk Officer to Manage Safety and Construction Risks

Auckland, New Zealand, 2023-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has appointed Darren Evans as Chief Safety & Risk Officer, a newly created executive leadership position focused on the identification, management and assurance of the organisation’s safety and risk management. Mr Evans brings 30 years safety and risk management experience across multiple industries, including… Read the full press release

Ms Noredah Othman and Dr. Gerald Perez Join PATA Executive Board to Advance Tourism Initiatives

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA) is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Ms Noredah Othman, CEO, Sabah Tourism Board, Malaysia and the election of  Dr. Gerald Perez, Vice President, Guam Visitors Bureau, USA to the PATA Executive Board for a two-year term beginning June 27, 2023. On… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta Welcomes Julian B. Brigget as New Bar Manager, Unveiling a Spirited New Adventure at Nautilus

Jakarta, Indonesia, 2023-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Newly appointed Bar Manager Julian B. Brigget is all set to take Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta on a spirited new adventure. Arriving from the acclaimed Bar Trigona at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, this mixology maestro has taken charge of beverages at Nautilus, with the additional task of elevating drinks programming across… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Introduces Chef Tommy Cheung as Executive Chef at Michelin-Starred Yu Ting Yuan

Yu Ting Yuan introduces Chef Tommy’s exquisite signature dishes in a captivating seven-course tasting menu Bangkok, Thailand, 2023-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River announces the appointment of Chef Cheung Kwok Pong (Tommy Cheung) as the new Executive Chef at one Michelin-starred Yu Ting Yuan, the renowned signature Cantonese restaurant. With his… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An Welcomes Michael Casey as Resort Manager

Hoi An, Vietnam, 2023-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An welcomes Michael Casey as Resort Manager. Arriving from Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, he brings to his new role more than 16 years of experience with Four Seasons and a finely honed passion for guest-focused operational excellence. Having previously served on a special… Read the full press release