AMSTERDAM, 15 December 2017: Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has appointed David Falter as president of RoomIt, the company’s hotel distribution division. The appointment is effective 18 December. Based in RoomIt’s Chicago office, he will report to Kurt Ekert, president & CEO of...

ONYX names EVP operations

BANGKOK, 30 November 2017: ONYX Hospitality Group has appointed Craig Bond as executive vice president of operations. Bond joins ONYX from Oakwood Asia-Pacific where he held the role of vice president of operations, overseeing the group’s portfolio across the region as...

Ani Villas names GM

ANGUILLA, 27 November 2017: John Vasatka will take over as CEO this month for the Ani Villas’ collection of private resorts in Anguilla, Sri Lanka and Thailand. He will also head the management of a fourth property due to open...
BANGKOK: 27 November 2017:  Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, completed a major Cabinet reshuffle, 24 November, that saw Minister of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, step down from the post after three years. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau chairman, Weersak...
HUA HIN, Thailand, 23 November 2017:  Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin has named Richard Mehr as general manager, effective last week. Mehr worked in Hua Hin previously when he opened and managed two properties between 2006 and 2013. He was also...
HANOI, 23 November 2017: Bhaya Group, an overnight cruise operator in the Halong Bay, northern Vietnam, has named Andrej Stein as its general manager. He takes over the cruise operations with immediate effect. In this role, he will be responsible for...
BANGKOK, 16 November 2017 – Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok has hired  Andreas Johan Magnus as its hotel manager. He relocated from Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre in China where he held the position of  hotel manager since 2015. A Norwegian national, he...

Ex TUI chief hired by Easyjet

LONDON, 13 November 2017: British low-cost airline EasyJet has named Johan Lundgren, the Swedish former deputy of TUI travel group, as its new chief executive, it said Friday. Lundgren will become CEO on 1 December, taking the reins from Carolyn...
HONG KONG, 10 November 2017: Wharf Hotels’ president, Jennifer Cronin, has been recognised as ‘Mentor of The Year 2017’, by Singapore-based ACI HR Solutions Ltd. An award-winning specialist recruitment firm dedicated to the travel, tourism, hospitality and lifestyle industries, ACI's...

Centara fills top job

BANGKOK, 7th November 2017: Centara Hotels & Resorts  announced the appointment of Markland Blaiklock as deputy chief executive officer, effective immediately. Blaiklock will be responsible for steering the continued expansion of Centara. The group says it will double both its revenues...