Faith Travel Association Names First Director

Allen Abbott, Ph.D., has been named executive director of the Faith Travel Association. He leaves his post as executive director of the American Red Cross in Columbus, Ga., to begin his FTA duties on March 24. “We’re thrilled about Allen...Read more

Julie Edwards Appointed CMO at All Aboard Florida

Florida East Coast Industries (“FECI”) announced the addition of Julie Edwards as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of All Aboard Florida, the nation’s first privately-funded and operated passenger rail service. In the role of CMO, Edwards will be responsible for driving...Read more

UNWTO and ATTA Sign Agreement to Advance Adventure Tourism Globally

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) signed a new partnership agreement on March 7, 2014, during Corporate Social Responsibility Day at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair. At the crux of the...Read more

CHTA Appoints AMResorts’ Campos as Regional Vice President

  Richard Doumeng, president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), has appointed Jose Antonio Rivera Campos, vice president of development for AMResorts in Cancún, as a regional vice president responsible for outreach on behalf of CHTA in the...Read more

Obituary: Ram Kohli, Chairman & Founder of Creative Travel India

“He was an adoring husband to Deepak. A dotting father to Rajeev & Rohit and their wives Deepali & Ruchi. He spoilt the kids Rohan, Rishab, Diya & Tara the way only a grandfather could. He was the best friend...Read more

Playa Hotels & Resorts Names Howard Tanenbaum Global Director of Group & Retail Sales

Kevin Froemming, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Playa Resorts Management (‘Playa’) has announced the appointment of Howard Tanenbaum as Global Director of Group & Retail Sales for Playa Resorts Management. Mr. Tanenbaum joins Playa from his position as...Read more

The St. Regis Mexico City Appoints Bernard de Villèle as General Manager

Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. announced that Bernard de Villèle has joined The St. Regis Mexico City as general manager. Formerly the general manager at The St. Regis Mauritius, de Villèle brings more than 30 years of experience in the...Read more

Bermuda Tourism Authority Announces CEO Appointment

The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has announced the appointment of Bill Hanbury as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), he will report to the Board of Directors. An industry veteran with over 25 years of senior management experience, Mr. Hanbury will be responsible for...Read more

Palace Resorts Announces Two Key Appointments

Palace Resorts has announced the promotion of Kathy Halpern to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Cessie Cerrato to Public Relations Director for the brand’s seven oceanfront resort properties in Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and Riviera Maya, Mexico, as...Read more

Marti Istanbul Hotel Announces Two New Key Appointments

 Marti Istanbul Hotel has announced the appointment of a new executive team. The Five Star Diamond address located in Taksim in the heart of the city has named Gokhan Aykan as General Manager and Feyza Yucefer as Deputy General Manager...Read more