STB serves notice on travel agency

June 2, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore, Tour Operators

SINGAPORE, 2 June 2017: Singapore Tourism Board announced, 31 May, that it served a revocation notice against a travel agency a day earlier.

It named Misa Travel Pte Ltd (MISA Travel) [licence no 00920] saying it has served a notice of revocation in accordance with the Travel Agents Act (Chapter 334).

In accordance with the Travel Agents Act, Misa Travel Pte Ltd will be given until 21 June to provide reasons against the revocation of their travel agent licence, failing which the revocation will take effect unless an appeal is submitted to the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Read more

ONYX names new CEO

June 2, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 2 June 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Douglas Martell as chief executive officer.

He was previously executive vice president and chief operating officer of ONYX.

Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after nine years in the top job. Read more

SALA beefs up online sales

May 29, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People

BANGKOK, 29 May 2017: SALA Hospitality Group has named Nopporn “Geng” Jetsadajaratkul as the group’s new e-commerce manager.

Nopporn will be based out of the group’s corporate headquarters in Bangkok, reporting to the group director of business development.

He has been with Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok since late 2012, when he joined as front office manager. Read more

TripAdvisor executive heads PATA board

May 25, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 25 May 2017: Pacific Asia Travel Association announced the appointment of Sarah Mathews, TripAdvisor’s head of destination marketing in Asia Pacific,  based in Hong Kong SAR as the new chairperson of its executive board.

She replaces Andrew Jones, who was elected chairman in May 2016 and remains a member of the executive board as its immediate past chairman.

Mathews has been an active PATA member since TripAdvisor joined the Association in 2012, attending nearly all PATA events as either a speaker or delegate. Read more

Hoen joins Outrigger Resorts

May 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People

HONOLULU, 19 May 2017: Outrigger Enterprises Group announced, Thursday, the appointment of Kelly Hoen as area general manager for Outrigger’s two beachfront properties in Waikiki – Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

In this role, she is responsible for sustained operational excellence at both properties, as well as direct oversight of sales strategy, market planning and revenue management. Read more

Kosch to open Conrad Guangzhou

May 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, North Asia, People

GUANGZHOU, 16 May 2017: Hilton has named Markus Kosch as general manager for the new Conrad Guangzhou, set to open mid this year.

Having decades of international experience with Hilton and specifically in China he will lead the opening team of a hotel that overlooks the Pearl River in the heart of Zhujiang New Town’s business district. Read more

Surprise backer for UNWTO candidate

April 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Associations, News, People

BANGKOK, 12 April 2017: Travel trade media rarely endorses candidates vying for top level tourism appointments, but TravelIndex founder and director, Bernard Metzger, made an exception, Tuesday, by backing a candidate from the Seychelles to take over as the new secretary general of UNWTO.

Metzer heaped abundant praise on Alain St Ange, the candidate from the Seychelles, one of seven contesting the May elections to head the UNWTO. Other candidates hail from Armenia, Brazil, Columbia, Georgia, South Korea and Zimbabwe.

In his letter posted to a global readership of travel executives, Metzger said of the Seychelles hopeful, who has headed Seychelles tourism and held ministerial posts: “I am one of your greatest supporters and few in your position have achieved so much for world tourism.” Read more

Sabre names VP airlines

April 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Technology

SINGAPORE, 12 April 2017: Sabre Corporation has appointed Rakesh Narayanan vice president of supplier commerce, Asia Pacific, for Sabre Travel Network, its B2B travel marketplace business.

Reporting to Sabre Travel Network senior vice president of airline commerce, Chris Wilding, Narayanan will lead commercial activities serving Sabre’s Asia Pacific airline customers. Read more

India extends eVisa role

April 5, 2017 by  
Filed under News, South Asia, Trade Talk

NEW DELHI, 5 April 2017: India has liberalised and extended the scope of its eVisa scheme effective 1 April in a move to boost tourism to the country.

The popular eVisa, is now available in three distinct categories specifically for leisure, business and medical travel, India’s Press Information Bureau announced last week.

The e-Tourist, e-Business visa and e-Medical visas have also been extended to 161 countries for entry through 24 gateway airports, up from 16 airports earlier and three Indian sea ports; Cochin, Goa and Mangalore to tap cruise tourism potential. Read more

Bali Dynasty Resort names GM

April 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Indonesia, News, People, Trade Talk

TUBAN, BALI, 5 April 2017: Bali Dynasty Resort announced the appointment of Didit Indra Purnawarman as general manager effective 1 April.

Drawing from more than 27 years of experience in the hotel industry, Didit will be responsible for running the family resort and the overall, day-to-day operations.

Didit’s career at the Bali Dynasty Resort began in 2001 when he was appointed executive assistant manager before being promoted as the resort manager in 2014. Read more

Next Page »