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

Tough times for Singapore agents

June 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 27 June 2017: The closure of GC Nanda & Sons’ travel operations, 30 May, a well known travel company in Singapore, forced the National Travel Agents Association of Singapore (NATAS) to appoint an acting president.

After the company ceased to be licensed, GC Nanda’s director, Devinder Ohri, stepped down from NATAS presidency, 19 June, to make way for acting president Steven Ler to lead the association until the next AGM election in May 2018.

One of Singapore’s oldest travel firms having traded for 40 years the company ceased to be licensed, 30 May, according to the Singapore Tourist Board’s Travel Related Users System TRUST website. TRUST provides a full list of registered travel agencies and updates on trading status. Read more

Scowsill leaves WTTC in June

April 27, 2017 by  
Filed under News

BANGKOK, 27 April 2017: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced Wednesday the departure of president & CEO David Scowsill, after six years at the helm of the organisation.

During his tenure as the third president in the 26 year history of WTTC, he has championed the private sector views in high level governmental discussions and promoting the sustainable growth of Travel & Tourism.

“It has been a privilege to lead WTTC, representing the global interests of the private sector of Travel & Tourism, through advocacy with governments around the world. The membership of the organisation has doubled in the last period, but more significant has been the work with governments at all levels on the key strategic issues for the sector,” said Scowsill. Read more

ATTA president fights for second term

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

BANGKOK, 28 March 2017: Association of Thai Travel Agents will elect its 37th president and committee, 30 March, for a two-year term.

The election will take place at Napalai Ballroom, Dusit Thani Bangkok, 1030 to 1330, this Thursday.

There are two candidates; Charoen Wangananont, who is seeking his second term and challenger, Vichit Prakobgosol. Both have named their teams on the election tickets and have presented their policies in emails sent to members. The voting is likely to be a close call as both candidates command strong support from within the membership, albeit from different segments of the tourism industry. Read more

THAI searches for a president

February 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 9 February 2017: Thai Airways International’s search for a new president resulted in a short list of nine candidates, who are now under consideration, according to a statement by the airline’s board of directors, Wednesday.

Reporting on the results of the 7 February board meeting the airline said qualifications of the nine applicants are being given consideration according to regulations specified in the recruitment announcement.

The airline, in a statement to the Stock Exchange of Thailand, “acknowledged the end of the term of Charamporn Jotikasthira” as airline president. Read more

Sabre names CEO

December 20, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Trade Talk

SINGAPORE, 20 December 2016: Sabre Corporation has appointed Sean Menke as president, CEO and a member of Sabre’s board, effective 31 December.

Menke will succeed Tom Klein, who has served as president, CEO and board member since 2013.

Menke joined Sabre in October 2015 and currently serves as executive vice president of Sabre and president of Sabre Travel Network, Sabre’s largest line of business. Read more

Trumplash hits travel

November 24, 2016 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Aviation, News, Technology

LONDON, 24 November 2016: Muslims are staying away from the US in droves following the election of Donald Trump.

During 14 days since the US presidential election, searches for US-bound flights from Arab countries were down by a staggering 70% compared to October’s numbers, reports Cheap Flights Finder.

According to the flights meta-search site Muslim travellers are heading for the UK, Turkey, and Malaysia, all of which are seeing spikes in CheapFlightsFinder.com searches originating from primarily Islamic countries. Read more