Sandra Naranjo Appointed Ecuador’s New Minister of Tourism

Sandra Naranjo was appointed Minister of Tourism in Ecuador on July 1st after working five years as the General Coordinator of Control and Management of Presidential Commitments for President Rafael Correa Delgado. Naranjo assumes the position of Minister of Tourism...Read more

Jamaica Tourist Board Names Paul Pennicook as Director of Tourism

Dennis Morrison, Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board, has announced the appointment of Paul Pennicook as Director of Tourism effective July 9, 2014. Mr. Pennicook previously served in this capacity from 2003 – 2006. He spent several years as a...Read more

Anguilla: Malliouhana Names Tania Rydon Director of Sales & Marketing

Malliouhana, reopening as an Auberge Resort on November 1 after a three-year closure, ownership and management change, announced Tania Rydon as Director of Sales and Marketing. She will be responsible for leading marketing initiatives on property and managing the resort’s...Read more

Voyages to Antiquity Enters Into Representation Agreement with GVG

To help boost its North American presence, Voyages to Antiquity is entering into a partnership with Global Voyages Group (GVG), specialists in supporting niche cruise and travel companies with performance enhancing strategic, marketing, sales and distribution and customer services solutions....Read more

Tourism Cares Awards Students with $56k in Academic Scholarships

The non-profit organization Tourism Cares, whose mission is to preserve and enrich the travel experience for future generations, has awarded $56,500 in academic scholarships to 39 travel, tourism, and hospitality students studying at accredited colleges and universities throughout the United...Read more

Bonaire: Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino Names Charles Vos as New GM

Charles Vos has been named the new general manager of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino in Bonaire. An accomplished hotelier in The Netherlands, where he worked for 20 years, he relocated to Bonaire three years ago. He came to...Read more

GHM Appoints Walter Hess First GM of Chedi Club Jimbaran

GHM has named Walter Hess general manager of The Chedi Club Jimbaran Bali, set to open its doors later this year. Hess will draw on more than two decades of experience at a constellation of five-star hotels on four continents...Read more

Darrick Eman Named Director of Sales & Marketing at Nizuc Resort & Spa

Nizuc Resort & Spa has announced the addition of Darrick Eman as Director of Sales and Marketing. Prior to his career in the Orient Express chain, in which recently was Director of Sales and Marketing for Mexico and the Caribbean,...Read more

Karisma Hotels & Resorts Names Alejandro Perez as Sales Manager of Group & Niche Markets for MICE

Karisma Hotels & Resorts has nnounced the appointment of Alejandro Perez as sales manager of Group & Niche Markets for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). Perez has been with Karisma Hotels & Resorts for six years. Prior to his...Read more

Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints Paulo Pena SVP of Latin America Region

Wyndham Hotel Group announced the appointment of Paulo Pena as senior vice president and managing director, Latin America. Pena is responsible for leading Wyndham Hotel Group’s development efforts in Latin America, an integral region in the company’s international plans, as...Read more