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

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