Thailand: Phulay Bay Names Carlos Tarrero as New General Manager

Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand, has announced the appointment of Carlos Tarrero as the General Manager of Phulay Bay, the first property in the Reserve collection. Carlos previously held the title of Director of Operations at Phulay...Read more

Saskia Schuller Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing for Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Saskia Schuller has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing, Raffles Praslin, Seychelles. Mrs. Schuller, a German native with 19 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, joins the Raffles family from Kerzner International’s Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. Mrs....Read more

Pacific Delight Tours Names Eric Oborski As New President

Officials at luxury tour specialist Pacific Delight Tours have announced the retirement of Larry Kwan, the company’s president since 2009, after a 50-year-plus career in the industry. He will be succeeded by Eric Oborski, former InConTra chief and founder, who...Read more

Lorenzo Giani Launches New Representation Company Luxury Focus International

Lorenzo Giani, a luxury and travel expert with more than three decades of experience, has started Luxury Focus International, a Miami-based destination representation company. Luxury Focus International will provide expert sales and marketing services and representation in key international markets,...Read more

Mario Testino Named President of World Monuments Fund Peru

Mario Testino, one of the world’s most well-known and influential photographers and a native of Lima, Peru, has been named President of the Board of World Monuments Fund Peru, the organization’s first office in South America, by Bonnie Burnham, President...Read more

Andrew Tilley Named General Manager of Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas

Meliá Hotels International has announced Andrew Tilley as the General Manager of its newest property, Meliá Nassau Beach. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Tilley has more than 30 years of experience as an international hotelier, working exclusively with Meliá...Read more

Bahamas: Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Names Brent Ingraham as Director of Sales & Marketing

Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina in the Bahamas announced the appointment of Brent Ingraham as the director of sales and marketing. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Ingraham brings with him over 20 years of experience and a...Read more

Travel Industry Hits All-Time Employment High

David Huether, senior vice president of research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, provides analysis on today’s Labor Department employment report: “Further solidifying its claim as one of the most crucial sectors for job creation, the travel industry banked...Read more

Seychelles: Wayne Kafcsak Named Managing Director of Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island Private, a jewel of conservation in the Seychelles which has recently joined the Oetker Collection, has named Wayne Kafcsak as its new Managing Director. With a 35 year management career in luxury international resorts, Wayne Kafcsak brings his...Read more

The Bahamas: Melia Nassau Beach Names Andrew Tilley as General Manager

Meliá Hotels International has named Andrew Tilley as the General Manager of its newest property, Meliá Nassau Beach. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Tilley has more than 30 years of experience as an international hotelier, working exclusively with Meliá...Read more