Tag: president and CEO

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

WestJet Dreamliner: Refreshed on-board experience and elevated amenities

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 21:05

Following the successful launch of WestJet's Dreamliners from Calgary to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin, guests travelling across WestJet's global network can now experience the airline's elevated amenities and on-board ... Read More

Fairmont Hotels: Honeybees and responsible tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 13, 2019 19:28

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, to develop responsible tourism and sound environmental practices, has announced the next evolution of its Bee Sustainable programming with the launch of a new interactive digital ... Read More

Embraer takes to the Paris Air Show the multi-mission Airlift KC-390

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 00:02

Embraer will take to the 53rd edition of Paris Air Show International, in France, the first KC-390 multi-mission airlift configured to operate with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft, ... 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

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

Neste and The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey sign joint sustainable fuel initiative MOU

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 22:23

Neste, a renewable fuels producer, and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on its joint sustainable fuel initiative. The ... Read More

Choice Hotels corporate travel focus

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 20:04

Choice Hotels International, Inc. will launch a new nationwide advertising campaign June 17 that reinforces its commitment to welcoming both business and leisure travelers. "We're proud of our history as ... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 22:04

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was introduced by Today, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Bill Cassidy, ... Read More

Vancouver International Airport expansion updates

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 5, 2019 02:40

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated a major milestone with a steel topping ceremony for the expansion of the airport's International Terminal Building, known as Pier D. The event marked the ... Read More

Virginia Tourism toasts 50 Years of Love

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 01:25

The Virginia Tourism Corporation today marked the 50th anniversary of their brand Virginia is For Lovers® during a press conference at U.S Travel’s IPW 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st edition held on Tuesday, June ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association’s IPW brings thousands together

editor editor- June 4, 2019 21:46

IPW gathers travel professionals—including U.S. destinations, hotels, attractions, sports teams and transportation companies, and international tour operators, buyers and wholesalers from around the world—to meet in one place to help ... 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

Interstate Hotels & Resorts expands presence in the West

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 19:56

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announces that it has been selected by Glacier House Hotels to manage a portfolio of 13 hotels. From Texas to Washington state, the portfolio expands Interstate's ... Read More

WestJet launches nonstop Calgary-Dublin service with 787 Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 19:50

With the departure of flight WS6, WestJet becomes the only airline operating a nonstop route between Calgary and Dublin. The airline's newest route provides historic access between Western Canada and ... Read More

Winners of IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 05:09

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the inaugural IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in three categories: Inspirational Role Model: Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO, Flybe High Flyer Award: ... Read More

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to Host 76th IATA AGM in Amsterdam

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 2, 2019 07:06

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will host the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ... 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

Okanagan Tourism in British Columbia preparing for summer crisis management

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 2, 2019 02:23

This tourist region in British Colombia, Canada is known as the Okanagan is a region It's known for its wineries and fruit orchards. The main city of Kelowna, on the ... Read More

Edmonton to Hamilton flight: Swoop’s new success

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- May 31, 2019 07:33

Swoop  flight from Edmonton to Hamilton earlier this week had one million passenger. William and Emily Burchat were surprised to be selected as the lucky recipients of a round-trip for ... Read More

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

editor editor- May 30, 2019 22:05

ECPAT-USA, the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation is pleased to once again honor ... Read More

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing the economy $30 billion in ... Read More

Maui & London: WestJet gives Calgary more Dreamliner

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 01:15

WestJet today revealed its winter 787-9 Dreamliner schedule, announcing the state-of-the-art aircraft will now fly between Calgary and Maui and will operate an additional day to London (Gatwick) this winter. ... Read More

Neste and Air BP bring sustainable aviation fuel to Caen airport in France

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 18, 2019 18:45

Neste and Air BP are supporting the business aviation sector’s Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) initiative and helping drive its adoption with operators and aircraft manufacturers. The European Business Aviation ... Read More

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2019 01:22

Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, and the Government Savings Bank, Thailand’s 105-year-old state-owned bank, today announced an official strategic partnership to help promote and empower Thai hospitality entrepreneurs — starting ... Read More

Montréal to welcome over 113,000 cruise passengers in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:05

In 2019, 24 cruise ships representing 17 different companies will make 76 stops in the Port of Montréal. In total, they will bring more than 113,000 passengers and crew members ... Read More

Pamela Arway and Kurt Ekert appointed to Board of Directors of Carlson Inc.

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 00:30

Carlson Inc., an international travel management company and private investment firm, announces the appointments of Pamela Arway and Kurt Ekert to the Board of Directors, effective 1 May. Additionally, Lee ... Read More

Ottawa Tourism confirms 2019 European business development event

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 00:50

Ottawa Tourism has confirmed a European buyer event at Gleneagles in Scotland following the success of its 2018 event, which has already seen two association bids confirmed and a further ... Read More

Tourisme Montréal celebrates its 100th anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 23:20

Tourisme Montréal kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations this morning. The organization was founded on October 8, 1919 by the Automobile Club of Canada with support from a handful of ... Read More

With 75 million visitors Orlando remains one of most-visited US destination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 22:15

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. The increase of 4.2% over ... Read More

Air Transat launches nonstop service between Montreal and New Orleans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 22:03

Air Transat announced that it will add New Orleans, Louisiana, to its portfolio of fall and winter destinations. Beginning in November 2019 , the airline will offer two direct flights ... Read More

YQB 5K: 1,200 to run Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport’s runway

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 19:50

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be holding the first YQB 5K, where some 1,200 participants will have the chance to run the ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Sunset on the Beach series returns to Waikiki

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 8, 2019 19:25

Honolulu visitors and residents in search of a little family-friendly fun this summer in Waikiki will be pleased to know that Sunset on the Beach is returning to Oahu’s famed ... Read More