DTG names top executives

November 3, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand, Tour Companies

BANGKOK: 3 November 2017: Diethelm Travel Group announced, this week, the appointment of Victor Mogilev as group director of sales and Janejira Vewatanawarangkun as general manager Diethelm Travel Thailand, both effective 1 November.

They are based in Bangkok at the Diethelm Travel Group’s head office.

Previously holding the post of general manager of Diethelm Travel Thailand, Mogilev has considerable experience. He joined the company in 2012. Read more

Worldhotels appoints VP Americas.

November 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People, Singapore

SINGAPORE 2 November 2017: Worldhotels has appointed Alicia Dill as senior vice president, the Americas.

In her new role, Dill will be responsible for all sales, marketing, and revenue optimisation efforts for the company’s member hotels in North and South America.

She will report directly to Worldhotels’ chief executive officer Geoff Andrew. Read more

Frozen Lime adds sales zest

October 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 31 October  2017: Frozen Lime a hotel support company specialising in marketing and revenue distribution announced during ITB Asia, last week, its intention to offer outsourced services to hotels across Asia.

Company CEO and Co- Founder, Jagdish Sandhu, said she was now offering revenue, distribution, sales and marketing services to hotels across Asia a year after the company was established.

Working with regional hotel clients, Frozen Lime Asia helps to evaluate market demand and optimize revenues, build awareness, generate demand with marketing campaigns and drive sales. Read more

Mövenpick strengthens sales

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, Hospitality, News, People

BAAR, Switzerland, 25 September, 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Julien Bonafous as vice president sales, a new role created to support the hospitality firm’s ongoing expansion drive.

Bonafous, whose 20-year career in the hotel industry has included several senior sales and marketing roles with key international players including Starwood, Hilton and IHG, is taking charge of Mövenpick’s sales strategy globally.

He will be responsible for leading the group’s sales operations, which include 17 international and area sales offices, worldwide, ensuring sales activity is aligned to key marketing objectives across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and in Asia where the group’s footprint is expanding at pace. Read more

Traveltek opens shop in Hong Kong

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under cruises, News, North Asia, Technology

HONG KONG, 7 September, 2017: UK-based Traveltek Group has made its debut in North Asia, opening an office in Hong Kong to sell its dynamic packaging and cruise booking technology.

Asia’s cruise industry is growing rapidly, with passenger numbers from the region rocketing 40% from 774,536 in 2012 to 2.08 million in 2015, according to Cruise Lines International Association figures.

China was the biggest source market by far, accounting for 47.4% of total passenger volume. Read more

China sales go tabletop

BANGKOK, 18 August 2017: Thai Hotels Association is inviting members to join a Hotels Meet Local Agents Chinese Speaking Marketplace, 1330 to 1930, 22 September.

The sales event will be held at Chaturathit and Parichart rooms, Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok.

THA is cooperating with the Association of Thai Travel Agents to organise the programme, which will provide opportunities for hotel and tour operators to negotiate business and exchange knowledge at tabletop sessions. Read more

TUI summer sales lift spirits

August 16, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

FRANKFURT, 16 August 2017: German travel group TUI confirmed a bright outlook for its full financial year as summer bookings lifted the mood following a net loss in the first half.

TUI, whose business year runs from October to September, reported a net profit of 47.7 million euros (USD56 million) between April and June, a fall of some 45% compared with the same period last year.

Meanwhile, operating, or underlying profit grew 37.2% to 221.6 million euros on an adjusted basis, on the back of revenues up 12.6% at almost 4.8 billion. Read more

Phoenix Voyages review performance

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Cambodia, News

CAMBODIA, 3 August 2017: Phoenix Voyages Group held its annual sales and department managers annual meeting recently, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Phoenix Voyages Group sales and management teams came from the group’s offices in Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Korea.

Reviewing the company’s results for the past year the event was designed to strengthen team spirit and revisit a destination that figures in the group’s tour content. Read more

SALA hires managers

August 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, People

BANGKOK, 2 August 2017: SALA Hospitality Group recently announced three key appointments to strengthen its management and sales teams.

SALA head office sale team welcomed Weeraya Sakolchai, as sales manager.

She will focuses on group and corporate sales for the SALA Resorts and Spas properties on Phuket and Samui islands. Read more

Robust sales in Bangkok’s hotel market

July 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 27 July 2017: Direct investment in Thailand’s hotel sector reached THB10.7 billion in the first half of 2017, according to JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group.

This figure is attributed to four major transactions, comprising of five hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya.

“As a comparison, 2016’s full-year investment volume was only THB 9.6 billion,” said JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group head of investment sales Asia, Mike Batchelor. “The robust investment activity recorded in the first half reflects investors’ continued appetite for hospitality assets in Thailand and confidence in the long-term outlook of the country’s tourism industry.” Read more

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