Dusit boosts global sales team
Dusit International, a Thailand hotel and property development company, has announced the appointment of new sales directors to head its Global Sales Offices in India and Europe, including a new office in Germany.
Recently appointed to take over the reins of Dusit’s GSO in Mumbai, India, is Ms. Snehal Koli. An accomplished tourism professional with over a decade of international hospitality experience, Ms. Koli has worked in sales and marketing for global hotel chains such as Onyx Hospitality Group (Amari Hotels), Accor Hotels, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and Sarovar Hotels, as well as Costa Cruises.
As Director of Sales – GSO India, Ms. Koli will be responsible for providing sales and marketing services to the group across all market segments in India, including leisure, MICE and corporate business. Her primary focus is on Tier I and II cities, such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Chennai, but she will also cover smaller cities which are emerging as important source markets for outbound travel.
In Europe, Dusit has enhanced its sales structure to include a GSO in Germany to complement the company’s existing GSO in the UK.
Based in Neu-Isenburg, the new office is headed by Mr. Rolf Hinze, Director of Sales – GSO Germany, who will oversee sales and marketing activities across Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and his native Germany.
Mr. Hinze brings to the role more than 30 years of experience leading GSOs for hotel companies such as Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Six Senses Hotels & Resorts, and Minor Hotels. He has excellent track record of introducing brands in destinations and helping them to become top producing markets.
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Further enhancing its presence in Europe, Dusit has appointed Mr. Anthony Vale as Director of Sales – GSO UK. Possessing a deep understanding of the leisure and corporate travel industry, Mr. Vale has worked in sales for international companies such as Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts and Qatar Airways, as well as key UK-based tour operators like Tradewinds.
Based in London, Mr. Vale is responsible for Dusit’s sales and marketing activities across France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and the UK.
“We are delighted to welcome Snehal, Rolf, and Anthony to the Dusit family to support our expansion plans and drive business to our hotels from their respective markets,” said Ms. Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Dusit International. “By targeting key segments such as business, MICE, leisure, corporate and weddings, all three offices will play a vital role in raising brand awareness, fostering relationships with travel agents and corporate clients, and ultimately driving hotel revenue.”