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Guevara steps down as WTTC chief executive | News

Guevara steps down as WTTC chief executive | News

Gloria Guevara had stepped down as chief executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council. A former tourism secretary of Mexico, she had led the private sector body since 2017. Guevara will be replaced by Julia Simpson, who currently sits on the executive committee of International Airlines Group (IAG). Simpson, who will take up the […]

Frymire appointed chief executive of CWT | News

Frymire appointed chief executive of CWT | News

Travel management platform CWT has appointed Michelle McKinney Frymire to the role of chief executive. She will take up the position at the start of May. Incumbent, Kurt Ekert, will be stepping down and will take on the role of senior advisor to the company. Frymire joined CWT in 2019 and has over 20 years’ […]

Flint appointed chief commercial officer with Mandarin Oriental | News

Flint appointed chief commercial officer with Mandarin Oriental | News

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Joanna Flint as chief commercial officer. The newly created role will oversee the development and execution of the commercial strategy of the group while also taking executive responsibility for all aspects of Mandarin Oriental’s customer experience. Flint will take over the responsibilities of chief marketing officer, […]

Briet appointed EMEA chief development officer with Marriott | News

Briet appointed EMEA chief development officer with Marriott | News

Marriott International has announced the appointment of Jerome Briet as chief development officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The division within Marriott International encompasses over 75 countries and territories. He takes on the role from Carlton Ervin, who has been appointed global development officer for Marriott’s international portfolio. “I am delighted that Jerome […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Paresh Parihar, chief executive, Qtech Software | Focus

Breaking Travel News interview: Paresh Parihar, chief executive, Qtech Software | Focus

Paresh Parihar, chief executive at Qtech Software, tells Breaking Travel News how he is leveraging technology to tackle the challenges set by Covid-19, while also sharing his thoughts on new travel trends. Breaking Travel News: What is the Qtech Software business model, and what changes in the way you operate have you had to implement […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Remco Althuis, chief executive, Air Seychelles. | Focus

Breaking Travel News interview: Remco Althuis, chief executive, Air Seychelles. | Focus

As the Indian Ocean gradually repens to tourism, Remco Althuis, chief executive of Air Seychelles, here tells Breaking Travel News how his airline has reshaped operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Breaking Travel News: How have the global travel restrictions, in particular the constantly shifting travel corridors, impacted your operations as an airline over […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Pankaj Pradhan, chief executive, Beauty of Japan Tours | Focus

Breaking Travel News interview: Pankaj Pradhan, chief executive, Beauty of Japan Tours | Focus

Pankaj Pradhan is the chief executive of Beauty of Japan Tours, Japan’s leading destination management company, and has a mission to connect travellers with local experience of Japanese culture in a responsible and sustainable manner. Here he shares his thoughts and insights of ways forward for the industry. Breaking Travel News: As an industry veteran, […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Mushtak Gafoor, chief executive, Farhat Tours | Focus

Breaking Travel News interview: Mushtak Gafoor, chief executive, Farhat Tours | Focus

Breaking Travel News here chats to Mushtak Gafoor, chief executive and manging director, Farhat Tours about his approach to the challenges set by Covid-19, and his thoughts on new travel trends. Breaking Travel News: What is Farhat Tours’ business model, and what changes in the way you operate have you had to implement due to […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Florian Sengstschmid, chief executive, Azerbaijan Tourism Board | Focus

Breaking Travel News interview: Florian Sengstschmid, chief executive, Azerbaijan Tourism Board | Focus

Florian Sengstschmid has more than 25 years of experience in the tourism industry. He worked for the Austrian National Tourist Board, as regional director for Russia and CIS countries, and while in Moscow, also worked as a commercial attaché at the Austrian embassy. As an independent tourism consultant, Sengstschmid supported a wide range of countries […]

Bermingham appointed chief executive of Virgin Hotels | News

Bermingham appointed chief executive of Virgin Hotels | News

Virgin Hotels has confirmed James Bermingham has been appointment as chief executive of the company, effective immediately. Bermingham joins the Virgin Hotels executive team following nearly two decades with Montage International. “We are thrilled to welcome James into the Virgin Hotels family,” says Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. “For over a decade, we […]

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