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Sally Balcombe named new CEO of VisitBritain

Sally Balcombe named new CEO of VisitBritain

LONDON, England - Christopher Rodrigues, chairman of VisitBritain, has announced the appointment of Sally Balcombe as the organization's next chief executive officer.

Martine Ainsworth-Wells joins ETOA as Director of Marketing & Commerce

Martine Ainsworth-Wells joins ETOA as Director of Marketing & Commerce

LONDON, England - The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has today appointed Martine Ainsworth-Wells to the newly created position, Director of Marketing & Commerce.

Gideon Amichay: No is not an acceptable answer

Gideon Amichay: No is not an acceptable answer

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com

(eTN) - After looking at scores of online reviews for NoNoNoNoNoYes written by Gideon Amichay (Gordon Books), everyone from marketing, advertising and public relations gurus to book reviewers ...

Aircastle announces resignation of its COO

Aircastle announces resignation of its COO

STAMFORD, CT - Aircastle Limited announced today the resignation of David Walton. Mr Walton served as Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Aircastle Limited.

From TV journalist to museum executive: Dr. Danielle Spera

From TV journalist to museum executive: Dr. Danielle Spera

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com

For some people the transition from TV celebrity to a museum board room would be daunting; others would believe the transition to be impossible.

CLIA welcomes two public affairs professionals

CLIA welcomes two public affairs professionals

ARLINGTON, VA - Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Elinore Boeke has joined the association as Director of Public Affairs, and Amanda Deatherage has joined as ...

American Airlines names Don Casey Senior Vice President

American Airlines names Don Casey Senior Vice President

FORT WORTH, TX - American Airlines today promoted Don Casey to Senior Vice President - Revenue Management, responsible for all of American's passenger pricing and yield management activity for the ...

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange confirms joining Dr. Taleb Rifai as keynote speakers at IIPT World Symposium

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange confirms joining Dr. Taleb Rifai as keynote speakers at IIPT World Symposium

A personal email was sent to Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, from Mr.

Dr. Taleb Rifai Keynote Speaker at IIPT World Symposium

Honoring Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Taleb Rifai Keynote Speaker at IIPT World Symposium

STOWE, Vermont – IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore announced today that Dr.

Why India is a good venue for the MICE industry

Why India is a good venue for the MICE industry

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

The India Convention Promotion Bureau will hold a road show in Chennai on August 1 to highlight the potential of the city and Tamil Nadu for hosting MICE events and promoting conventions.

InterContinental Danang welcomes new GM

InterContinental Danang welcomes new GM

The luxury InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula welcomes Iain McCormack as its new general manager this July.

New executive steps into Pan Pacific Hotels Vice President position

New executive steps into Pan Pacific Hotels Vice President position

SINGAPORE – Driving the implementation of operational projects and managing all pre-openings to enhance product and service excellence across the Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s portfolio of over ...

New executive at Jacaranda Hotels in Kenya

New executive at Jacaranda Hotels in Kenya

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Killian Lugwe has joined Jacaranda Hotels as Managing Director, leaving behind a long and distinguished career at Serena Hotels, where he rose through the ranks over the years.

Google head of travel announced as featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2014

Google head of travel announced as featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced David Pavelko, head of travel for Google, will be a featured ...

Sabre appoints Dasha Kuksenko as Vice President, Airline Solutions, Asia Pacific

Sabre appoints Dasha Kuksenko as Vice President, Airline Solutions, Asia Pacific

SOUTHLAKE, TX - Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry, today announced Dasha Kuksenko as Vice President of Airline Solutions, Asia Pacific ...

Hawaiian Airlines CEO receives Airline Strategy Award

Hawaiian Airlines CEO receives Airline Strategy Award

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Mark Dunkerley has received the 2014 Airline Strategy Award for Regional Leadership by Airline Business, selected by an independent panel of ...

European tourist guide meeting: The art of guiding in a city of diversity and contrasts

European tourist guide meeting: The art of guiding in a city of diversity and contrasts

The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) is pleased to announce details of their forthcoming "16th FEG Annual General Meeting and European Tourist Guide Meeting" which will take ...

Alaska Air Group names Lavanya Sareen managing director of investor relations

Alaska Air Group names Lavanya Sareen managing director of investor relations

SEATTLE, WA - Lavanya Sareen has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of investor relations, overseeing analyst and shareholder communications for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of ...

Xihan Hao appointed marketing manager for Chinese market for Centara Hotels & Resorts

Xihan Hao appointed marketing manager for Chinese market for Centara Hotels & Resorts

BANGKOK, Thailand - Chris Bailey, senior vice president for sales and marketing of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Xihan Hao as marketing manager for China, in the ...

Alaska Air Group names Veresh Sita new CIO

Alaska Air Group names Veresh Sita new CIO

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Air Group's board of directors has named Veresh Sita vice president and chief information officer for Alaska Airlines.

Asot Michael appointed Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy

Asot Michael appointed Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy

ST JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne has appointed businessman Asot A.

Jeffrey Fuller appointed General Manager at Royal Sonesta Houston

Jeffrey Fuller appointed General Manager at Royal Sonesta Houston

HOUSTON, TX - Industry veteran Jeffrey Fuller has joined the Royal Sonesta Houston as General Manager.

Hotel industry CEO redefines luxury

Hotel industry CEO redefines luxury

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com

Although I have met and interviewed many Tourism Ministers, CEOs and GMs, Horst Schulze has created his own c-suite niche that is based on his distinctive style, charisma, and intelligence, along ...

Alaska Airlines names Shaunta Hyde Managing Director of Community Relations

Alaska Airlines names Shaunta Hyde Managing Director of Community Relations

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Airlines has named Shaunta Hyde to the newly created position of managing director of community relations.

Luca Finardi appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Milan

Luca Finardi appointed General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Milan

HONG KONG - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Luca Finardi as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Milan which is scheduled to open in 2015.

Registration open for ATA meeting: Tourism is Everyone’s Business

Africa Travel Association now registering for Kampala meeting Registration open for ATA meeting: Tourism is Everyone’s Business

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) has announced that online registration for the upcoming 39th Annual World Congress, this year taking place in Kampala, Uganda, is now open for prospective ...

Hotel executive takes on Caribbean sales

Travel and tourism executives in hospitality Hotel executive takes on Caribbean sales

ROCKVILLE, Maryland – Choice Hotels announced a new executive appointment to assist with its Caribbean development thrust in a rebounding market.

Former Tanzanian Ambassador to US chairs Ngorongoro Board of Directors

Proponent of Tanzania tourism market Former Tanzanian Ambassador to US chairs Ngorongoro Board of Directors

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Correspondent

TANZANIA (eTN) - Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has named his former Ambassador to the United States of America and a prominent lawyer, Mwanaidi Maajar, as the new head of the Board of ...

Boeing names Craig Cooning president of Network & Space businesses

Boeing names Craig Cooning president of Network & Space businesses

ST. LOUIS, MO - Boeing has named Craig R. Cooning president of its Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses, effective immediately.

New GM at Nirwana Hometel Jaipur

India hotels New GM at Nirwana Hometel Jaipur

NEW DELHI, India - Sarovar Hotels in India today announced the appointment of Abhijit Nath as General Manager of Nirwana Hometel in Jaipur.

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