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

AVANI strengthens KL sales team

June 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 June 2017: AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort has appointed Vivian Choa as director of sales & marketing, effective immediately.

Choa brings with her more than 18 years experience in the sales and marketing industry.

Prior to her  appointment  with  AVANI  Sepang  Goldcoast  Resort,  she worked with various leading hotel groups the Asia. 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

ASIA DMC targets Pacific markets

May 24, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HANOI, 24 May 2017: ASIA DMC has identified Pacific Rim countries Australia and New Zealand as markets ripe for development by hiring  travel industry specialists Lindy Andrews to head its new office in Sydney and Mark Snoxell to head New Zealand sales.

Andrews is charged with positioning ASIA DMC in Australia as a supplier of high-end leisure, tailor-made journeys and corporate travel experiences into Southeast Asia.

Snoxell in the position of director of sales and marketing New Zealand will focus on key travel touch points related to nature, sustainability and discovery of pristine destinations. New direct Air New Zealand flights from Auckland to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are providing the driver to push the market forward faster still. 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

ASIA DMC opens UK office

May 3, 2017 by  
Filed under News, tour operators, Vietnam

HANOI, 3 May 2017: Regional tour operator, ASIA DMC, has set up representation in the UK to sell its luxury tour programme focused on Southeast Asia.

The company appointed Gary Toshack as director of sales and marketing for the UK.

He joins the ASIA DMC team, with 12 years of experience in developing high-end tour itineraries mainly specialising in China and Southeast Asia, most recently with China Links and Discover China. 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

Sunway names hotel GM

March 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Malaysia, News, Trade Talk

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 March 2017: Sunway Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Michael Monks as general manager for Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Drawing on over 35 years of hospitality industry experience, Monks is responsible for the overall operations at Sunway’s 650-room hotel, located opposite Kuala Lumpur’s Putra World Trade Centre (PTWC).

A British national, he joins Sunway from Crowne Plaza Xi’an in China where he was  general manager. He has worked in China’s hotel sector for more than 15 years. Read more

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