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Why are so many airlines run by the Irish?

The sight of airline bosses Willie Walsh and Michael O'Leary teaming up recently to urge the UK to scrap air passenger duties was a reminder of how the UK's airline industry is dominated by Irish men

Southwest Airlines announces leadership changes

DALLAS - Following its acquisition of AirTran Airways on Monday, Southwest Airlines announced to the Employees of both airlines today the new leadership structure for the combined Company.

Belize Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Board announce new appointments

Belize City, Belize – The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture and the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) proudly wishes to inform the general public of several new tourism industry appointments,

New Marriott execs in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Marriott International, Inc. continues to reorganize its global strategy to establish continental divisions in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.

US travel industry concerned about frail economic recovery

The travel industry took a tremendous hit in 2008 and 2009 as the Great Recession took hold in the United States, Europe and elsewhere and kept travelers at home.

New board chairman at Strategic Hotels and Resorts

CHICAGO, IL - As Mr. William (Bill) Prezant steps down from his duties as chairman of the board of directors of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Mr. Raymond L. (Rip) Gellein, Jr.

Half of food and beverage execs expect to cut jobs or...

NEW YORK, NY - When it comes to specific hiring plans, 23 percent of senior food and beverage executives thought they would cut headcount this year and 26 percent expected no change.

Emirates Airline senior vice president in Seychelles

Mr. Majid Al Mualla, senior vice president of Emirates Airline (West Asia & Indian Ocean) was in Seychelles last week accompanied by Mr.

CHI Hotels and Resorts appoints Marco Nijhof to head its hotel...

Multi-brand hotel operator CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) announced the appointment of seasoned hotelier, Marco P. Nijhof, as its chief operating officer.

Airline executives: This time will be different

Amid the steady stream of positive air travel demand data, airline executives and industry observers no longer question whether a general recovery is underway.

New faces assure the future of Diethelm Travel Group

BANGKOK, Thailand - Diethelm Travel Group, with 29 offices in 12 countries throughout Asia, has strengthened its senior management team to reinforce its position as the leading destination management

Century Casinos announces new corporate appointments

Century Casinos, Inc. announced several new appointments in its corporate finance and accounting departments.

Leadership changes at Egencia

Egencia(R), an Expedia, Inc. company, announced today several changes to its leadership team.

Travelport appoints new chief commerical officer designate

Travelport announced today that Kurt Ekert, currently chief operating officer for GTA by Travelport, will succeed Armin Meier to the position of chief commercial officer, Travelport GDS in accordance

Changes at the helm of RwandAir

Major changes are continuing at the top of RwandAir’s management, with the latest departure being the company’s COO (chief operations officer) Capt.

Cruise lines execs berate Alaska regulations

Presidents and CEOs of major cruise lines teamed up to scold Alaska on Tuesday in a panel at the Cruise Shipping conference in Miami. With Gov.

Hilton appoints general managers in Costa Rica

Hilton Worldwide announced two general manager appointments in Costa Rica.

Red Lion Hotels appoints new interim president and CEO

Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced today that Jon Eliassen, the lead independent director on the board of directors of the company, has been appointed interim president and chief executive officer

Continental Airlines elects new board member

Continental Airlines has elected Carolyn Corvi to the its board of directors.

Barcelo Crestline Corporation gets new COO and CFO

Bruce Wardinski, president and CEO of Barcelo Crestline Corporation, today announced the promotion of Mr.

Malaysia Airlines appoints new chief financial officer

Mohd Azha bin Abdul Jalil has been appointed as the new chief financial officer (CFO) for Malaysia Airlines.

New CEO at Malaysia Airlines

Effective today, Tengku Dato’ Azmil Zahruddin begins his new role as the managing director and chief executive officer for Malaysia Airlines, upon receiving his appointment from the airlines' board

CEO of Finnair Resigns

Finnair's chief executive announced his resignation today amid reports of the airlines second-quarter loss.

Hubert Joly to lead Carlson Hotels Worldwide

Hubert Joly, Carlson president and chief executive officer, will now also personally lead Carlson's hotel business, supported by a global hotel management team.

New president appointed to ebookers

Orbitz Worldwide Announces the Appointment of Tamer Tamar as President, ebookers

New president takes the helm at Orbitz for Business

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. announced today the appointment of Frank Petito as president, Orbitz for Business www.orbitzforbusiness.com.

Airlines’ executives: Airbus A330 is a safe plane

SINGAPORE - The Airbus A330 plane is a safe plane and a deadly crash in the Atlantic Ocean last week should be seen as an isolated accident, the chiefs of several major airlines said on Sunday.

Hawaii tourism execs try to calm flu jitters

Hawaii tourism officials are employing a quiet, coordinated response to the dramatic falloff in Japanese travel due to the spread of the H1N1 virus.

Leadership changes at Egencia

Egencia(TM), an Expedia, Inc. company, announced today that President Jean-Pierre Remy is leaving the company to fulfill a chief executive officer position at a European corporation.

CSHAE elects new executive committee

The Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) recently elected a new executive committee headed by Frank Comito of the Bahamas Hotel Association at its annual Leadership Conference dur