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Michael Evans named Chief Operating Officer of MGM Hospitality

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - MGM Resorts International has promoted Michael Evans to Chief Operating Officer of MGM Hospitality. He was previously Executive Vice President of Global Development.

Thawatchai Arunyik named next governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thawatchai Arunyik, deputy governor for domestic marketing at the Tourism Authority of Thailand, has been selected as the TAT's next governor to replace Suraphon Svetasreni, whose

Jeffrey N. Shane appointed IATA General Counsel

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announces the appointment of Jeffrey N. Shane as General Counsel.

Ryan Gumm named COO of Pinnacle Airlines

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Pinnacle Airlines Corp. has named Ryan Gumm as senior vice president and chief operating officer, effective Feb. 5, 2013.

Michael P. Huerta confirmed as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the U.S. Senate's confirmation of Michael P.

Ferio Pugliese appointed to the position of President, WestJet Encore

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced the appointment of Ferio Pugliese to the position of President, WestJet Encore, and Executive Vice-President, WestJet effective immediately.

JetBlue names Michael Carbone Vice President, Associate General Counsel

NEW YORK, N.Y. - JetBlue Airways today announced the promotion of Michael Carbone to the position of Vice President, Associate General Counsel. Mr.

HRG announces new partner in Uzbekistan

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), the international corporate services company, has announced the appointment of TravelCenter as its new partner in Uzbekistan.

Airbus appoints new President and CEO

Following the appointment by the EADS Board of Directors, Fabrice Bregier (50), previously Airbus Chief Operating Officer, has taken over as Airbus President and CEO.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints Craig Bond as Area General Manager...

SYDNEY, Australia - Pan Pacific Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Craig Bond as Area General Manager of Oceania. Craig will also lead the team at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Jumeirah Group appoints Nicholas Clayton as Chief Operating Officer

DUBAI, UAE - Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, announces the appointment of Nicholas Clayton as Chief Operating Officer and the retirement of Guy Cra

Virgin America appoints new VP of Airports & Guest Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Virgin America, the award-winning domestic airline, today announces the appointment of Jim Davis as the Company's new Vice President of Airports and Guest Services.

United appoints John Rainey new CFO

CHICAGO, Ill. - United Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced that John Rainey has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Zane Rowe.

Loews Hotels appoints new President and Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jonathan Tisch, the Chairman of Loews Hotels and Co-Chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation, today announced that Paul W.

Tom Horton elected oneworld Chairman

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Governing Board of oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, has elected American Airlines Chairman, President and Chief Executive Tom Horton as its Chairman.

Mark Schwab appointed new Star Alliance CEO

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance has appointed Mark Schwab to head the Star Alliance central organisation, based in Frankfurt, Germany as its new Chief Executive.

Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz appointed as Crown Prince

WASHINGTON - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree on Thursday appointing Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz as Crown Prince and Deputy Premier and Minister of In

Marketing bigwig tapped as new Philippine tourism chief

President Aquino has confirmed that marketing and advertising bigwig Ramon Jimenez will take the place of Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim, whose resignation took effect on Wednesday.

Orbitz Worldwide appoints Kenneth S. Esterow to Board of Directors

CHICAGO, Ill. - Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. today announced the appointment of Kenneth S. Esterow to its Board of Directors, effective August 9, 2011.

Ottawa Tourism welcomes new Chair

OTTAWA, Canada - Ottawa Tourism is pleased to announce that Michael Crockatt is the new Chair of the organization. This is a volunteer position, overseeing the work of a 15-person board. Mr.

Hilton Worldwide names Chairman for Greater China

McLean, Va. – Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Edmond Ip as Chairman, Greater China.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki welcomes new General Manager

HONOLULU, HI - Jerry Westenhaver has been named the new General Manager of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.

Travelport names Gordon Wilson as President and CEO

ATLANTA - Travelport Limited, a leading provider of critical transaction processing and business services for the global travel industry, today names Gordon Wilson as President and Chief Executive Off

Former Chilean foreign minister named new UN envoy for Haiti

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Mariano Fernández, a former foreign minister from Chile, as his next Special Representative for Haiti and head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission

Liam Neeson named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

The Irish actor Liam Neeson, a long-time campaigner and advocate on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), today became a worldwide Goodwill Ambassador for the UN agency.

Danna Holck named general manager for Turtle Bay Resort

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas - Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Danna Holck as general manager for Turtle Bay Resort, the landmark property located on Oahu’s l

Saint Lucia Tourist Board welcomes new association president

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia - The Saint Lucia Tourist Board is welcoming the appointment of distinguished hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy as President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA).

Amadeus appoints new president and CEO

Luis Maroto, former deputy CEO of Amadeus, has replaced David V. Jones as president and CEO of the company. T