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.
Based in Los Angeles, Marshall will be responsible for extending the company’s reach into the lucrative US and Canadian markets by establishing Diethelm Travel’s first in-market office in North America.
Marshall most recently worked for Tourism New Zealand and prior to that Zealand the AOT Group also in New Zealand.
“We are fully committed to supporting our existing partners in each world market while also developing new partnerships,” said, Diethelm Travel Group managing director Lisa Fitzell.
Fitzell was brought in to restructure and revitalise Diethelm Travel following a poor performance, under former CEOs that saw it lose key accounts to competitors.
Headquartered in Bangkok, the company also has 26 other regional offices around the world.