BANGKOK, 14 December 2017: Destination Asia has appointed Michelle Rust to head its North American incentive travel and event business development for the Asian region.
The new appointment offers North American customers access to highly skilled Asian operations, backed by Destination Asia’s existing sales and marketing team located in their head office in Bangkok.
Rust, originally from New England and based in New York City, brings over 17 years’ experience to the role.
She has worked with various brands such as Intercontinental, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Peninsula, Starwood, Wyndham and most recently as an independent sales consultant for the London NYC hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
Destination Asia’s global director of sales, Katie Buxton said: “We are delighted to have Michelle represent the growing incentive and events business to Asia from North America.”
Destination Asia chief operating officer, Nicholas Mulley commented: “Michelle’s expertise will help elevate our services to the meet the growing demand of business group travel to Asia.”