Hotelier on the move

August 18, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People

BANGKOK, 18 August 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Michel Checoury as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

He joins the Mövenpick leadership team from Aman Resorts where he was CFO since 2014, responsible for the finances at 31 properties in 19 countries.

He will be responsible for aligning strategic planning, the ongoing implementation of Mövenpick’s successful business model and supporting all finance-related decisions and functions.  Read more

China sales go tabletop

BANGKOK, 18 August 2017: Thai Hotels Association is inviting members to join a Hotels Meet Local Agents Chinese Speaking Marketplace, 1330 to 1930, 22 September.

The sales event will be held at Chaturathit and Parichart rooms, Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok.

THA is cooperating with the Association of Thai Travel Agents to organise the programme, which will provide opportunities for hotel and tour operators to negotiate business and exchange knowledge at tabletop sessions. Read more

Q&A: Events business pursues quality

August 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Events, MICE, News, People, Thailand

BANGKOK, 16 August 2017: Thailand has identified the pursuit of quality tourism as its strategic goal in a bid to shift the emphasis from counting tourist arrivals to building revenue, length of stay and offering upscale travel experiences.

MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) is viewed as the travel segment that will help Thailand do just that, as well as ensuring it can rise through the ranks to become the leader in ASEAN’s highly competitive events business.

Thailand has many factors in its favour including  strategic location on mainland ASEAN, a comprehensive network of airline routes and superb hotel and meeting facilities on the ground to serve the needs a global MICE industry. Read more

Wharf names Marco Polo GM

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People

HONG KONG, 10 August 2017: Wharf Hotels has appointed Marcel Sawyere as general manager of Marco Polo Lingnan Tiandi Foshan, in China.

A veteran hotelier with a wealth of experience spanning over 34 years, Sawyere has held leadership roles in hospitality across Asia Pacific.

He was general manager of Vinpearl Golf and Resort in Vietnam following management roles with Fairmont Hotels, Dusit International in Thailand and Wanda Hotels and Resorts in China. Read more

JacTravel CEO calls it a day

August 9, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Tour Companies

LONDON, 9 August 2017: JacTravel’s CEO, Terry Williamson, has announced that he will be leaving JacTravel following the completion of the sale of the company to Webjet.

The sale is scheduled to be completed officially at the end of this month.

Webjet Limited announce, 2 August, that it had entered into an agreement to acquire JacTravel. Read more

Centara names Trat manager

August 7, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Thailand

TRAT, 7 August 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts, announced, Friday, the appointment of Thatthep (Kevin) Thamrongwarasart as resort manager of the group’s beach resort in Trat, the far south east province on the Gulf of Thailand.

He has worked for more than 15 years in hotel management. Prior to join Centara he held a senior management position at Sofitel So Bangkok.

Thatthep graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general management from Bangkok University and has a diploma in travel and tourism from Cavendish College London. Read more

ATTA rolls out training modules

BANGKOK, 3 August 2017: Association of Thai Travel Agents will organise 12 training programmes for the remaining months of this year as a part of its policy to build skills for member travel agencies.

ATTA’s recently elected committee is now moving ahead on its promised policy to improve HR capital through digital marketing training courses.

The association says it will organise 12 training programmes August through to December; four events per months all open to members. Read more

SALA hires managers

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People

BANGKOK, 2 August 2017: SALA Hospitality Group recently announced three key appointments to strengthen its management and sales teams.

SALA head office sale team welcomed Weeraya Sakolchai, as sales manager.

She will focuses on group and corporate sales for the SALA Resorts and Spas properties on Phuket and Samui islands. Read more

WTTC name first woman president

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News, People

LONDON, 2 August 2017: World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has confirmed the appointment of Gloria Guevara Manzo as its new president & CEO.

She is the first woman to head the WTTC’s top management team.

She takes over from former WTTC president and CEO, David Scowsill, who announced his decision to resign after six years heading the council, earlier this year. Read more

VPs rise on ONYX ladder

July 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People

BANGKOK, 31 July 2017: As part of its regional expansion, ONYX Hospitality Group has announced two senior promotions at its Bangkok headquarters.

It named David Cumming as regional vice president of operations for Bangkok, Malaysia and Laos.

Pierre-Andre Pelletier has been promoted to regional vice president of operations for South Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives. Read more

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