Virtuoso Names 10 Hottest Destinations

Harnessing data from its worldwide travel agency members, Virtuoso revealed where the affluent will be venturing for the remainder of 2014, including the crucial holiday time and winter months. Virtuoso shared the top destinations for travel overall as well as...Read more

Travelsavers Expands Into Romania With Addition of Danubius Travel

TRAVELSAVERS Worldwide Independent Network (TWIN) has expanded its European presence in Eastern Europe with the addition of Danubius Travel. This marks TWIN’s debut in Romania. “We’re delighted to welcome Danubius Travel into the TWIN family,” says Rick Mazza, President and...Read more

Christopher Pollock Named General Manager for Pink Sands Resort

Christopher N. Pollock, a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been named general manager of Pink Sands Resort, located on Harbour Island in the Out Islands of the Bahamas. The beachfront property is undergoing a renovation of its cottages...Read more

PATA Elects New Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the election of W. Scott Supernaw, Tauck, Inc., as Chairman of the Executive Board of PATA. Mr Supernaw replaces Joao Manuel Costa Antunes who has served as Chairman of PATA since April...Read more

Maldives: Paul Brown Named GM of Coco Prive Kuda Hithi Island

Coco Collection has announced the appointment of Paul Vincent Benedict Brown as the General Manager of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, the private island retreat comprising of one split-level master residence and 5 guest accommodations, an infinity pool, a private...Read more

American Marketing Group Raises $50,000 for Autism Speaks

American Marketing Group raised more than $50,000 for Autism Speaks at its Travel Market conference in Boca Raton, Florida with a silent auction that was complemented by a matching donation from the company. To date, American Marketing Group has raised...Read more

CHTA Names Clarisa Jimenez and Jose Rivera Campos as Regional Vice Presidents

Emil Lee, president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), has selected two Caribbean tourism industry professionals who will serve as regional vice presidents during his presidency. Clarisa Jimenez, president & CEO of the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism...Read more

Jim Lutz Named President of IGTOA

Jim Lutz, a veteran in the international travel community and director of Vaya Adventures, a specialist in bespoke travel to Latin America, was recently appointed President of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), announced Matt Kareus, Executive Director. “I’m...Read more

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