Lufthansa names Molnar GM Thailand

June 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, People

BANGKOK, 26 June 2017: Lufthansa Group has appointed Stefan Molnar as the new general manager sales in Thailand.

He will lead efforts to improve passenger airlines sales in Thailand, Vietnam and the Mekong region.

Lufthansa will be the first European carrier to fly the A380 to Bangkok when the service starts this October. 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

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

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

BHMAsia beefs up management team

March 28, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Trade Talk

BANGKOK, 28 March 2017: BHMAsia, a hospitality company managing hotels mainly in Thailand announced Monday four three key appointments to support expansion.

The group has a portfolio of 10 X2 properties, two X 2 Vibe hotels and two Away properties.

It identifies 14 projects in the pipeline due to open by 2020. Read more

Centara Hat Yai names GM

March 9, 2017 by  
Filed under News, People, Thailand, Trade Talk

HAT YAI, 9 March 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts has promoted and transferred Manoon Wutti, former resident manager at Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara Boutique Collection as general manager of Centara Hotel Hat Yai.

Assuming his new management role, 1 March, Manoon has over 30 years experience in the hospitality business.

He has worked in several hotel brands such as Evason Hua Hin, Melati Beach Resort & Spa Samui and Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa Chiangmai. Read more

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