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China Lodging Group names new finance executive

China Lodging Group names new finance executive

SHANGHAI, China - China Lodging Group, Limited, a multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced that it has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer, effective May 22, 2015.

Marriott names new Caribbean and Latin America leader

Marriott names new Caribbean and Latin America leader

BETHESDA, Maryland - With plans to expand to 100 hotels this year and add another 50 across nine new countries by 2017, Marriott International, Inc.

Alaska Airlines names new Vice President of Flight Operations

Alaska Airlines names new Vice President of Flight Operations

SEATTLE, Washington - Alaska Airlines' board of directors announced the election of a new Vice President of Flight Operations for Alaska Airlines effective July 1, replacing Gary Beck, who will ...

New human resources executive at Hertz

New human resources executive at Hertz

ESTERO, Florida - The Hertz Corporation today announced that Eliana Zem has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective June 30, 2015.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood gets new President

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood gets new President

HOLLYWOOD, Florida - Bill Wright has been appointed to the position of President at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

New Chief Executive Officer at the helm of Wasaya Airways

New Chief Executive Officer at the helm of Wasaya Airways

THUNDER BAY, Ontario – Wasaya Airways LP, a 100% First Nations-owned domestic airline with its headquarters in Thunder Bay, Northern Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of ...

When an airport is a destination

When an airport is a destination

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

The Munich Airport is more than a facility for transiting from one city/country to another; it is an award winning operation and is setting global standards for the next generation of ...

New CEO at Sunway International Hotels & Resorts

New CEO at Sunway International Hotels & Resorts

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Sunway Group announces the appointment of Albert Cheong as Chief Executive Officer of Sunway International Hotels & Resorts, effective 18 May 2015.

Hilton finds perfect fit with new Foundation head

Hilton finds perfect fit with new Foundation head

AGOURA HILLS, California - The Conrad N Hilton Foundation, which has awarded US$1 billion in grants in the US and around the world to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people, ...

New GMs at Pan Pacific Perth and Pan Pacific Xiamen

New GMs at Pan Pacific Perth and Pan Pacific Xiamen

SINGAPORE - Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed new General Managers for two of its hotels in Australia and China.

Native American female F&B exec brings fresh look to food offerings

Native American female F&B exec brings fresh look to food offerings

TEMECULA, California - Pechanga Resort & Casino, California’s largest resort/casino, has just promoted Pam Toscano to the role of Vice President of Food & Beverage.

Rezidor announces Marc Descrozaille as area vice president sub-Saharan Africa

Rezidor announces Marc Descrozaille as area vice president sub-Saharan Africa

Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces Marc Descrozaille as area vice president sub-Saharan Africa with immediate ...

Passionate about pastry

Sweetening your hotel stay Passionate about pastry

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

There are few hotels on the planet that meet all the travel wants and needs of c-suite executives for business and/or leisure; the Kempinski is the one brand that is able to meet this ...

Chair for Indian Gaming Commission thanks Obama

Chair for Indian Gaming Commission thanks Obama

WASHINGTON, DC – "I would like to thank President Obama, the Senate, Secretary Jewell, and those in Indian country who have supported my nomination," said Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, commenting ...

One new nominee named to Air Canada board

One new nominee named to Air Canada board

MONTREAL, Canada – All of the nominees that have already been serving as directors of Air Canada, have been re-elected with the exception of Ms. Madeleine Paquin.

AMEX Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa in newly-expanded role

AMEX Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa in newly-expanded role

LONDON, UK – As part of a newly-expanded role, the new Head of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East & Africa) for American Express Meeting & Events will oversee over 600 meeting professionals ...

Hawaii Tourism Authority Board names new President and CEO

Hawaii Tourism Authority Board names new President and CEO

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The board of directors of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, announced today that George Szigeti has been selected as its next president and CEO. ...

Online travel company in China expands executive position

Online travel company in China expands executive position

NANJING, China – Nine years ago, Mr. Alex Yan co-founded Tuniu Corporation with Mr. Donald Yu. Today the company is one of China’s leading online leisure travel companies.

Hyatt announces new leader in charge of brand experience

Hyatt announces new leader in charge of brand experience

CHICAGO, Illinois – “This is an incredible time in the company's business, and I am thrilled to be joining Hyatt,” said Hyatt’s new vice president of brand experience.

Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomes new board members

Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomes new board members

HONOLULU, Hawaii -The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, is pleased to welcome two new members to its board of directors: Gerald De Mello and Rodney "George" Kam began ...

New tourism director in Rajasthan

New tourism director in Rajasthan

By Anil Mathur, eTN India Correspondent

INDIA (eTN) - Anil Kumar Chaplot has taken over as Director Tourism in Rajasthan and Managing Director for the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.

Starwood announces new executive lineup

Starwood announces new executive lineup

STAMFORD, Connecticut – Starwood is moving and shaking – its brand and its executives.

Turner PR opens Chicago office & adds Digital VP for Senior Talent

Turner PR opens Chicago office & adds Digital VP for Senior Talent

NEW YORK, NY - Turner Public Relations, Inc. (Turner PR) recently announced the opening of an office in Chicago, IL, as well as the addition of a wealth of new talent to its ranks.

Former Emirates executive passes away

Former Emirates executive passes away

DUBAI, UAE – Former Executive Vice Chairman of Emirates Group, Sir Maurice Flanagan, KBE passed away at his home in London today.

Munich tourism benefits from strategic planning

Hot Cities. Cold Climates Munich tourism benefits from strategic planning

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

It took a year for Munich to find the right person for the job. Their patience was rewarded; Geraldine Knudson is clearly the right person at the right time at the right place.

Etihad names new VP for the Americas

Etihad names new VP for the Americas

“The Americas are a very important part of Etihad’s global network and we’re thrilled to welcome Martin back to the airline in the role of Vice President for The Americas,” said Danny ...

Management shaking and moving at Intercontinental Resorts of French Polynesia

Management shaking and moving at Intercontinental Resorts of French Polynesia

TAHITI, French Polynesia – Executives are moving at Intercontinental Resorts of French Polynesia. Today, the company announced several changes in various management positions.

Next stop: Munich - steamy, sexy and kinky

Next stop: Munich - steamy, sexy and kinky

By Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

Getting from Frankfurt to Munich is a surprisingly easy trip. Sitting in New York it looked like a big deal.

In memoriam: A tribute to Rebecca Kollaras (1969-2015)

Benchmark Hospitality International Regional Director of Public Relations In memoriam: A tribute to Rebecca Kollaras (1969-2015)

HOUSTON, Texas - Rebecca Kollaras, who was Regional Director of Public Relations for Benchmark Hospitality International and an esteemed colleague of the company’s sales, marketing, and public ...

Leakey returns to Kenya Wildlife Service as Chairman

Leakey returns to Kenya Wildlife Service as Chairman

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Often described as the most effective Director General the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) ever had, and his successes never matched by any of those who followed him, Dr.

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