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Next Philippine tourism chief Aquino’s “personal choice”

Malacañang on Sunday remained tight-lipped on the replacement of Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim, whose resignation takes effect on August 31.

Former Rwanda tourism chief named to African Leadership Initiative

(eTN) - Rosette Rugamba, immediate former head of ORTPN (Rwanda's Office of Tourism and National Parks); then deputy CEO of the Rwanda Development Board in charge of tourism and conservation; and now

Former Uganda Airlines chief passes on

The Honorable Agard Didi, a former head of the now defunct Uganda Airlines and subsequently a member of parliament and minister of state, passed away last week following a reported heart attack.

TUI Travel chief in hot seat at WTM

Peter Long, chief executive of TUI Travel and the group’s extensive sustainability program, is under the spotlight at this year’s World Travel Market.

Hawaii Tourism Authority picks McCartney as tourism chief

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has selected Mike McCartney as its new president and chief executive officer.

Travelport’s executive VP and general counsel gets another hat to wear

NEW YORK, NY - Travelport Limited, the parent company of the Travelport group of companies, announced today that Eric J.

WTM chief wins Shine Award

Fiona Jeffery, chairman of World Travel Market, has won the prestigious Shine Women of the Year 2008 - Leadership Award.

Marriott chief warns WTM delegates

Top hotelier, Ed Fuller, president and managing director of Marriott International Lodging, will be making a stark warning at this year's WTM World Responsible Tourism Day.

Civil rights groups demand tourism chief to resign

HONOLULU - Several civil rights groups are calling for the resignation of the state's top tourism executive because of racist and sexist e-mails forwarded from his government computer.

BA chief says airline industry in biggest ever crisis

LONDON - British Airways Chief Executive Willie Walsh said on Tuesday the airline industry was going through its biggest ever crisis, and repeated his warning that more carriers would go bust.

Jim Sullivan, lodging development chief at Marriott International, to retire

BETHESDA, MD (September 10, 2008) - Marriott International, Inc. today announced that James M. "Jim" Sullivan, executive vice president lodging development, will retire April 1, 2009.

Mainland’s Taiwan affairs chief optimistic about cross-Strait tourism

XIAMEN, Fujian - Wang Yi, Taiwan affairs chief of the Chinese mainland, expressed on Sunday optimism about the prospects for cross-Strait tourism.

Hawaii tourism chief’s X-rated e-mails may cost him his job

Rex Johnson, the president and chief executive officer of the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, is being urged by the authority's board of directors to resign after adult-oriented material was found in his g

Tourism chief disputes airline refunds

A "balanced solution" is needed when it comes to compensating airline passengers denied permission to board a flight because it has been overbooked, according to the Southern African Tourism Services

CTO chief calls for revamped tourism product

The tourism industry in the Bahamas needs a facelift if it is to remain the number one visitor destination in the region, according to Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace.

Giovanni Bisignani: “The United States is in an urgent state”

GENEVA - The global airline industry is fragmented and suffers from over-capacity, the head of the industry association IATA said on Saturday, urging speedy approval of a proposed takeover of Northwest Airlines by rival Delta Air Lines.

AMR chief takes blame for recent airline turbulence

After American Airlines’ third straight day of cancellations totaling nearly 2,500 flights and the grounding of 300 MD-80 jetliners for additional safety inspections, Chief Executive Gerard Arpey said during a press conference on April 10 that he took responsibility for the situation and he expressed his profound sorrow for the stress it has caused passengers.