Swedavia Welcomes New CFO Kristina Ferenius to Lead Sustainable Development

Stockholm, Sweden, 2023-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swedavia has appointed Kristina Ferenius to be its new CFO as well as a new member of Swedavia’s Group management team. She will assume the position by August 1. Kristina Ferenius has a degree of master of science with a major in business administration, from Stockholm University…. Read the full press release

John Holland-Kaye to Step Down as CEO of Heathrow Airport After Nine Years of Exceptional Leadership

London, UK, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — After nine years as CEO of Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye has informed the Board of his intention to stand down as CEO during 2023. The Board would like to thank John for his exceptional leadership since 2014, building a strong management team, developing a consumer-focused culture, improving… Read the full press release

Gordon Smith Named Destination Development Director for South of Scotland by VisitScotland

VisitScotland has announced that Gordon Smith has been appointed Destination Development Director for the South of Scotland EDINBURGH, Scotland, 2023-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — VISITSCOTLAND has today (02 Feb 2023) announced the appointment of a new Destination Development Director for the South of Scotland. Gordon Smith, who has worked within tourism for more than… Read the full press release

KLM Appoints Zita Schellekens as SVP of Sustainability & Strategy: Leading the Charge for a Greener Future

Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — KLM has appointed Zita Schellekens as Senior Vice President (SVP) for Sustainability & Strategy, effective 1 March 2023. This is a new position on KLM’s Executive Committee. Previously Schellekens spent two and a half years as Sustainability Director at DSM. In that time, she joined forces with… Read the full press release

ITB Berlin Names Deborah Rothe as New Exhibition Director, Stepping into the Shoes of David Ruetz

Berlin, Germany, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Deborah Rothe follows in the footsteps of David Ruetz as Exhibition Director of ITB Berlin, the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In December 2022, Ruetz became Senior Vice President of Travel + Logistics at Messe Berlin, in which role he oversees the ILA Berlin Airshow as well… Read the full press release

Stefan Frank Named GM of Steigenberger Icon Frankfurter Hof, Deutsche Hospitality Flagship Hotel

Flagship hotel with new General Manager Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — A familiar face with an additional new responsibility: Stefan Frank, who as Senior Director Operations is already in charge of Deutsche Hospitality’s Rhine-Main/Belgium cluster of 13 hotels, will also have direct responsibility for the flagship hotel of the brand… Read the full press release

Emirates and Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy Join Forces to Launch Manager Training Program

The partnership falls under Emirates Group’s innovative Commercial Ambassador Leadership Programme Dubai, UAE, 2023-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Emirates Group and the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) are set to collaborate in the launch of a training programme for the airline’s Emirati Country Managers. The innovative programme is designed to enhance the diplomatic… Read the full press release

Shelby Scales Appointed as VP of Strategic Alliances at HMSHost, to Lead Relationships with ACDBE Partners

Former AMAC President & CEO and Department of Transportation official will take the helm of global restaurateur’s industry-leading Strategic Alliances Program BETHESDA, Maryland, 2023-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost, a world leader in creating dining for travel venues, today announces the appointment of Shelby M. Scales as Vice President, Strategic Alliances, effective… Read the full press release

Lukas Brosi named CEO of Flughafen Zürich AG, ensuring seamless transition and continued success

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Flughafen Zürich AG has appointed Lukas Brosi as its new CEO. He succeeds Stephan Widrig, who will leave the company at the end of April, as previously announced. Lukas Brosi, 44 years of age, joined Flughafen Zürich AG in 2009 and has… Read the full press release

Air Canada Appoints Industry Veteran Jon Turner as Vice President of Cargo to Lead Global Business Strategy

MONTREAL, CANADA, 2023-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (January 25, 2023) announced that Jon Turner, currently Vice President, Inflight Services, has been appointed Vice President, Cargo effective February 18, 2023. An accomplished airline executive with expertise in global strategy, operations and customer service, Mr. Turner has held a wide range of progressively… Read the full press release

Changes to Finnair’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board: Kimmo Viertola Appointed as New Chair

Vantaa, Finland, 2023-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The composition of Finnair’s Shareholders’ Nomination Board changes as the chair of the Nomination Board Minna Pajumaa, Senior Financial Counsellor of the Ownership Steering Department in the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland, is replaced by Kimmo Viertola, Director General of the Ownership Steering Department in the Prime… Read the full press release

Daniela Stein Named General Manager of IntercityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof, Bringing Extensive Industry Experience and Passion to the Role

Career at Deutsche Hospitality Berlin, Germany, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Daniela Stein, who previously worked at IntercityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof as Hotel Manager, will take over as General Manager of IntercityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof in January 2023. Born in Osterburg, hotel passionate Daniela Stein has many years of experience in the hotel industry. As a… Read the full press release

Four Seasons unveils new growth strategy under new leadership, focusing on experiential offerings and luxury experiences

Under leadership of new President and CEO Alejandro Reynal, iconic luxury brand continues to drive global growth and strategic development across new and existing lines of business Toronto, Canada, 2023-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Leading luxury hospitality company Four Seasons continues to expand its development pipeline, elevating its experiential offerings and accelerating bold new ventures that… Read the full press release

Northstar Travel Group Appoints Nick Powell as Managing Director of EMEA, Focusing on Growth and Development in UK and European Markets

Rutherford, New Jersey, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Northstar Travel Group (“Northstar”), the largest information services, data, events, and marketing solutions company focused exclusively on the travel industry, has named Nick Powell Managing Director, EMEA effective today (January 17, 2023). Powell replaces David Chapple, Managing Director of the group since its acquisition in 2019,… Read the full press release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Bolsters Senior Management Team with Two New Vice Presidents

Washington DC, USA, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Two new vice presidents have joined the senior management team at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. As the new vice president for Audit, Charles Turley will lead a team that conducts internal audits and advises the board of directors and CEO of the results of financial,… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Appoints Christian Dolenc as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen

Hong Kong, 2023-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Christian Dolenc as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen. Christian brings a wide range of experiences to his new role in South China, having joined Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group at its flagship property, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong in… Read the full press release

Gulfstream Aerospace Earns Four National Business Aviation Association Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations for Sustainability Leadership

National Business Aviation Association Awards Gulfstream Inaugural Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations SAVANNAH, Ga., 2023-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today (January 17, 2023) it has earned four National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Sustainable Flight Department Accreditations. The newly established program recognizes Gulfstream for sustainability leadership across locations. “We appreciate the partnership… Read the full press release

EasyJet Appoints Jane Storm as Group People Director, Succeeding Ella Bennett

London, UK, 2023-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jane Storm to join easyJet as Group People Director in the spring. Jane will succeed Ella Bennett who has decided to leave easyJet after nearly five years at the airline. Jane will join easyJet from Saga Group where she… Read the full press release

Deutsche Hospitality Welcomes Norman Mark as General Manager of Iconic Steigenberger Icon Wiltcher’s in Brussels

A return to the Icon Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — We wish a warm welcome to Norman Mark! Deutsche Hospitality is proud to welcome Norman Mark back in their hotelier’s family as General Manager of the legendary Steigenberger Icon Wiltcher’s in Brussels, one of the most outstanding hotels on the European continent…. Read the full press release

ACI-NA Announces New Board of Directors with Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s CEO Among Leaders

Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) announced its new leaders to the ACI-NA Board of Directors including the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority’s president and CEO Tory Richardson. “I look forward to serving the aviation industry and its communities in this new position… Read the full press release

Columbus Regional Airport Authority Appoints Nicole Loucks as General Counsel

COLUMBUS, OH, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ —The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) has named Nicole Loucks General Counsel. Her responsibilities in this role include leading all legal, risk and compliance functions for CRAA. As General Counsel, Loucks will work closely with the CRAA Board of Directors on governance and serve as the liaison with… Read the full press release

Silversea Cruises Taps Industry Veteran Massimo Brancaleoni for New SVP Global Sales Role to Sustain Growth

The leading ultra-luxury cruise line has created a new role for Brancaleoni, who brings a wealth of strategic expertise and an international background. Monaco, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Silversea Cruises®, the leading ultra-luxury cruise line, has enriched its global sales team to propel its continued growth, welcoming cruise industry veteran Massimo Brancaleoni as… Read the full press release

New Secretary, Staff Announced for Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, Aiming to Elevate State as Prime Vacation Destination

LITTLE ROCK, AR, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Mike Mills today (January 12, 2023) begins his tenure as secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. He replaces Stacy Hurst as secretary of the department. Mills is the founder and owner of the Buffalo Outdoor Center in Ponca and served as Arkansas’s… Read the full press release

Air Canada’s Lucie Guillemette Retires After Five Decades of Exceptional Service

New senior management structure will create two new EVP positions MONTREAL, CANADA,, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Canada today (Jan. 12, 2023) announced the retirement of Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Ms. Guillemette, who is responsible for the airline’s commercial strategies, will retire at the end of April 2023, ending… Read the full press release

Leading Industry Executives Appointed to Brand USA’s 2023 Board of Directors, Led by Todd Davidson as Board Chair

WASHINGTON, DC, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, today (January 11, 2023) announced the newly appointed and reappointed directors who will comprise its 2023 board of directors. Todd Davidson, chief executive officer of Travel Oregon, will serve as board chair. Davidson was first appointed to… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Appoints Kaaiohelo McAfee-Torco as Cultural Manager to Share Island’s Living Traditions with Guests

Native-born Hawaiian culture specialist to lead the Resort’s cultural programming and manage Ka’ūpulehu Cultural Center Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A., 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Resort on the Island of Hawai’i, announces the appointment of Kaaiohelo McAfee-Torco as Cultural Manager. In this role, McAfee-Torco will lead and oversee… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru Welcomes Savio Fernandes as Director of Food and Beverage, Brings Decades of Experience and Innovative Mindset

Bengaluru, India, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Savio Fernandes has joined the team at Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru in the role of Director of Food and Beverage. Born and raised in Mumbai, Savio completed his Post-Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management in Goa. He started his hospitality career with Goa Marriott, and then moved as a guest service… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Promotes Rainer Stampfer to President of Global Operations and Rami Sayess to President of Hotel Operations in Asia Pacific

Promotions of Rainer Stampfer and Rami Sayess further strengthen Four Seasons global operations across new and existing hotels, resorts, residences and experiential offerings Toronto, Canada, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announces key appointments to its operations leadership team with the promotion of Rainer Stampfer to President,… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports appoints seasoned aviation executive as new Chief Commercial Officer

Maureen Bannerman joins Abu Dhabi Airports following a tenure as CEO and Managing Director of Khalifa Bin Salman Port’s APM Terminal in Bahrain She brings extensive aviation, logistics and transport experience and will contribute towards long-term strategic growth in line with the emirate’s Economic Vision Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Nicole Loucks Named General Counsel of Columbus Regional Airport Authority

COLUMBUS, OH, 2023-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) has named Nicole Loucks General Counsel. Her responsibilities in this role include leading all legal, risk and compliance functions for CRAA. As General Counsel, Loucks will work closely with the CRAA Board of Directors on governance and serve as the liaison… Read the full press release