Sabre strengthens hospitality team

January 16, 2017 by  
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SINGAPORE, 16 January 2017: Sabre Corporation announced the appointment of Frank Trampert as managing director and chief commercial officer for its hospitality business in Asia Pacific.

In this role, Trampert will lead Sabre’s hospitality business in Asia Pacific, with responsibility for its financial performance, customer engagement and overall growth across the region.

He has a strong background in both hospitality operations and technology in Asia Pacific including leadership positions with Wyndham Hotel Group in Hong Kong, Carlson Hotels across four continents, Brand Karma in Singapore, and most recently as the CEO for Tune Hotel Group in Malaysia. Read more

Diethelm creates new posts

January 12, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 12 January 2017: Diethelm Travel Asia has hired executives for two new positions as it attempts to regain its international reach.

Dietmar Schulz has been named sales manager continental Europe and Stephen Marshall sales director for North America.

Schulz has worked for Qantas Holidays, AOT Group, ATS Pacific and FTI Group, a German tour operator. He will work for Diethlem Travel from his Munich base. Read more

Anantara Vacation Club names COO

January 12, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 12 January 2017: Anantara Vacation Club, a shared ownership service, has promoted Maurizio Bisicky, formerly senior vice president of sales and marketing, to the post of chief commercial officer.

He will overseas sales, services and resort operations teams and develop a Human Resources division.

Since joining the company last May, Maurizio increased the Anantara Vacation Club points owners by 13%. Read more

Marina project appoints Chris Bailey CEO

January 6, 2017 by  
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PHUKET, 6 January 2017: Former top executive of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Chris Bailey, has joined Royal Phuket Marina in the new role of chief executive officer, effective 3 January.

He was a leading member of Centara Hotels & Resorts’ management team for more than 12 years, most recently as its chief operating officer.

During his time with Centara he grew the group’s hotel portfolio from eight properties to more than 70, and will now spearhead the drive to develop Royal Phuket Marina’s hospitality offerings and destination status. Read more

Centara appoints Krabi GM

December 14, 2016 by  
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KRABI, SOUTH THAILAND, 14 December 2016: Centara Hotels and Resorts transferred Darren Shaw, former general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket to Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi, as its general manager, effective last week.

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Shaw has more than 19 years of experience working in the hospitality industry.

He started his career with Centara Hotels and Resorts in February 2012 as general manager at Centara Karon Resort Phuket. Read more

ParkRoyal hires Benny Chung

December 9, 2016 by  
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SINGAPORE, 9 December 2016: Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointment Benny Chung as general manager, of the ParkRoyal on Kitchener Road.

A Singaporean national, Chung’s career in the hospitality industry started at the former Hyatt Regency Singapore, in sales and marketing.

He earned his first general manager post in 2008 at the Holiday Inn Hefei Downtown, China. Read more

Kuoni hires new CEO

December 9, 2016 by  
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ZURICH, 9 December 2016: Reto Wilhelm will take over operational management as CEO of Kuoni Global Travel Services (GTS) 1 March 2017.

Under his leadership, GTS’s ongoing reorientation as an independent company and the expansion of its activities in attractive market segments will continue.

GTS Advisory Board chairman, Walter Gehl, will continue to manage GTS on an interim basis until March 2017. Read more

Maclean leads Anam team

December 1, 2016 by  
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NHA TRANG, VIETNAM, 1 December 2016: A colonial-styled beachfront resort, The Anam, has hired veteran hotelier Duncan MacLean to head its management team.

His career spans 40 years in the hotel industry with more than 20 pioneering projects in Asia.

MacLean takes the reins at The Anam in the role of general manager ahead of the hotel’s grand opening celebrations. Read more

Appointment: Chatrium Royal Lake

November 9, 2016 by  
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YANGON, 9 November 2016: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon has appointed Patcharee Meethong as the hotel’s new director of sales and marketing.

Patcharee is a 20-year hospitality veteran who has worked with various international hotels in Thailand including Shangri-La, Sheraton and Anantara.

Her position prior to joining Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon was corporate director of sales (travel trade) for Bangkok-based parent company Chatrium Hotels & Residences. Read more

Cruise executive captains Skål

October 10, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 10 October 2016: Skål International announced the appointment of Daniela Otero as its new CEO, late last week.

She joins Skål from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Pullmantur, where she held the position of marketing and revenue manager.

Otero, originally from Argentina and holds Spanish nationality. Read more

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