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

Apple Tree Asia Names New Deputy General Manager

Fabrice Lehmann, who first joined Apple Tree Laos as assistant operations manager at Villa Maly in 2012, was last week appointed deputy general manager in charge of both Villa Maly Boutique Hotel and Kamu Lodge Experience. After receiving his hospitality...Read more

Charles Mest Jr. Returns to Travel Impressions as Senior Director of Strategic Business Development

Charles Mest Jr. has re-joined the team at Travel Impressions as Senior Director of Strategic Business Development with responsibility for developing Travel Impressions’ group business. In addition, Mest will be responsible for new strategic initiatives within the sales department. With...Read more

Business Owners in Latin America and the Caribbean Capitalize on Tourism Spend by Going Cashless

With the growing competition to capture tourism spend, small businesses are finding new ways to differentiate themselves and improve the service to their customers. An example of this can be found in Marino Santana, a taxi driver in Punta Cana,...Read more

Viceroy Names Pilar Rios as Area Director of Sales & Marketing For Its Mexico Resorts

Viceroy Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Pilar Rios as the Area Director of Sales and Marketing for its two luxury Mexico resorts, Viceroy Zihuatanejo and Viceroy Riviera Maya. “Pilar comes to Viceroy with a consummate combination of experience...Read more