Tag: leadership

San Jose International Airport celebrates opening of additional boarding gates

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:20

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) reached an important milestone yesterday in commissioning a $58 million Interim Gates Facility, which was designed and constructed to support current and near-term passenger ... Read More

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau appoints Kara Franker, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 19:55

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) has announced the appointment of Kara Franker as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, effective immediately. Ms. Franker will lead ... Read More

Benchmark names new Global Account Manager-Southwest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 17:55

Benchmark has named Linda Maurer Global Account Manager-Southwest, a newly created position designed to develop and grow Benchmark’s group sales success in the regional southwest. Eric Gavin, chief sales officer, ... Read More

Official update on Ebola by the Uganda Minister of Health

editor editor- June 13, 2019 19:11

Ebola is gaining attention in Uganda while tourism remains safe. This is a tough message to sell, but authorities are transparent on updating the situation. The Ministry of Health would ... Read More

Minister Bartlett addresses global tourism leaders at 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:42

As a part of a panel of the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), held on Tuesday, June 11 in New York City, Minister of Tourism, Honorable Minister Edmund ... Read More

Benchmark announces new Vice President, Revenue Management

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:35

Benchmark has named Priya Chandnani vice president, revenue management. Greg Champion, president and COO, made the announcement. “It is with extreme pleasure that I welcome Priya to our company,” said ... Read More

Green Marine: Port Canaveral receives environmental excellence distinction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 22:30

Port Canaveral has received Green Marine certification a second time for advancing environmental excellence in maritime transportation and demonstrating “green” corporate leadership. The certification was presented to the Port at ... Read More

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City: First year anniversary weekend

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 20:43

On June 28, 2019, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is excited to kick off their anniversary weekend celebrating their first year with a parade, spectacular shows and the ... Read More

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition gets ready to launch

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 15:40

The Higher Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) finalized the form and content of the 2019 edition of the exhibition, which will be held ... Read More

Ghana Remains Safe: African Tourism Board Rapid Response Team offers assistance

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 22:16

Ghana remains sage, security remains vigilant according to a statement issued by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information for the Republic of Ghana. This was in response to a ... Read More

Benchmark names new Director of Sales & Marketing, Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 18:32

Benchmark has named Donna Esparza director of sales & marketing for Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located in Lake Arrowhead, California. Geoff Young, Benchmark’s ... Read More

Wharf Hotels appoints new General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, A Niccolo Hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 16:52

Wharf Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Adriano Vences as General Manager of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel. After spearheading the success of the first Niccolo ... Read More

Ascot is Europe’s leading serviced apartment brand at world travel awards 2019

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 09:00

The Ascott  has won Europe’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand 2019 for its Citadines properties for the fourth year running, along with six other awards at this year’s World Travel Awards. ... Read More

Starboard Cruise Services names new President and CEO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 17:55

Starboard Cruise Services has named respected travel and cruise industry veteran Lisa Bauer its new President and Chief Executive Officer today. Earlier today, Toni Belloni, Group Managing Director of LVMH ... Read More

IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2019 09:10

Nominations for the awards were adjudicated by a panel of four judges: Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International; Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council; Mark ... Read More

Kidnapped from the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong: 150,000 people marched in protest

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:52

Kidnapped from a five-star hotel in Hongkong and appearing in a mainland China prison thereafter. This happened to a number of billionaires and publishers knwon to be critical to the ... Read More

Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat announces new leadership appointments

editor editor- June 7, 2019 23:39

Canyon Ranch today announced new hires for its forthcoming brand extension - Canyon Ranch Wellness Retreat, opening in Woodside, California, in 2019. The new team consists of deeply-connected and wellness-minded ... Read More

The St. Regis San Francisco’s Jacqueline Volkart honored as one of Bay Area’s most influential women in business

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 19:17

The St. Regis San Francisco Hotel General Manager Jacqueline “Jackie” Volkart was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in Bay Area business ... Read More

Dark Tourism: South Korea using massacre to lure tourists

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 7, 2019 02:11

What is often referred to as dark tourism is now a hopeful light in terms of tourism for South Korea. The Korean War took place between North Korea and South ... Read More

Top 50 hotels: Nominees are unveiled

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:40

Travel network Virtuoso has revealed the 50 hotels and hospitality greats nominated for its coveted Best of the Best awards. The nominees are part of the industry-leading Virtuoso Hotels & ... Read More

Benchmark names new Director of Culinary Operations, The Woodlands, TX

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 20:05

Benchmark has named Olivier C. Gaupin director of culinary operations, a newly created position to further enhance Benchmark’s food and beverage positioning and expanding recognition. Patrick Berwald, vice president food ... Read More

Next Story Group appoints Patrick Imbardelli as its Chairman

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 19:03

Next Story Group, International hospitality company, has appointed Patrick Imbardelli, as Chairman of its Board with immediate effect. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was a non-executive Director and Advisor to ... Read More

Maintaining balance. Out of responsibility: Lufthansa publishes 25th sustainability report

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 18:06

Today, the Lufthansa Group has published its 25th sustainability report. For a quarter of a century now, the company has been providing information every year on the various activities, programs ... Read More

Audubon International and Diamond Resorts partner on Green Lodging Program

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 16:03

Diamond Resorts announced today it has partnered with Audubon International to increase awareness of green initiatives within the industry. As such, Diamond has joined Audubon’s Green Lodging program to ensure ... Read More

Boeing unveiled successful environmental strategy results

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 19:29

In 2018, Boeing unveiled its new environment strategy through 2025 with ambitious goals to innovate products for environmental performance, reduce emissions, waste, and water and energy consumption at work sites, ... Read More

$840 million in DOT infrastructure grants to 381 US airports announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 18:28

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $840 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total ... Read More

IATA re-appoints Ethiopian Airlines GCEO its Board of Governors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 15:13

Ethiopian Airlines announced that its Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been re-appointed to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 75th ... Read More

Latin America’s 50 best restaurants 2019 will be announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 20:57

The seventh annual list of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will be announced on Thursday 10 October at Usina del Arte in Buenos Aires. ... Read More

Luxury Cruising: Silversea celebrates silver jubilee

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:44

Silversea Cruises serves 25 years as a luxury cruise line. Silversea has unlocked the authentic beauty of the world for almost half a million guests on approximately 4,100 voyages. Silversea's ... Read More

Hotel Association of Los Angeles engages Veronica Perez to strengthen industry’s LA role

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 4, 2019 17:19

The Hotel Association of Los Angeles (HALA) announced today that it has selected Veronica Perez & Associates as its lobbying firm to deepen the hotel industry's relationships in Los Angeles ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada ridership and revenue continue to grow

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 22:06

 HIGHLIGHTS Ridership up 5.1% Passenger Revenues up 8.4% Greater accessibility at the Ottawa station Launch of New Fleet Replacement program with Siemens Canada Appointment of three VIA Rail board members ... Read More

Hodges Ward Elliott appoints new Hotel Group President

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 16:10

Hodges Ward Elliott, an independent hotel brokerage and investment-banking firm, with offices in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and London, today announced that Daniel Peek will be joining HWE as ... Read More

Bartlett Announces the Establishment of Four New Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 05:14

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says four Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centres (GTRCM) will be opened in Japan, Malta, Nepal and Hong Kong, in an effort to build ... Read More

Carsten Spohr New IATA Board Chairman

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 06:42

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Lufthansa Group Chief Executive Officer, Carsten Spohr, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a ... Read More

South African Ground Transportation Kwela Fleet takes active role in African Tourism Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2019 20:39

One of South Africa largest and most established ground transportation operators, Kwela Fleet Management based in Pretoria, South Africa joined the African Tourism Board. Kwela Fleet was established in Pretoria ... Read More

CTO: Authentic Caribbean experiences driving influences for travelers’ holiday plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 1, 2019 15:50

Today’s traveler demands a more authentic cultural experience and is exploring destinations that highlight artistic, musical, culinary, literary, social, religious and political attributes. Countries in tune with the trend will ... Read More