Appointments

VISIT FLORIDA Names New President, CEO

VISIT FLORIDA Names New President, CEO VISIT FLORIDA has appointed Ken Lawson as its new president and CEO. The announcement was made following a unanimous vote of the VISIT FLORIDA board of directors. Lawson, who currently serves as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR),... more ›
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Baerts Named MeritBiz President

Baerts Named MeritBiz President Merit Travel Group has appointed Dirk Baerts as president, MeritBiz, the corporate travel management (CTM) arm of Canadian-based Merit Travel Group. Baerts will have overall responsibility for MeritBiz, leading the CTM teams and continuing to develop its offerings and services across North... more ›
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Jason Merrithew Named Merit’s New President

Jason Merrithew Named Merit’s New President Merit Travel Group has appointed Jason Merrithew as president of the Group’s wholesale and specialty leisure travel business. In his new role, Merrithew will oversee the Group’s flagship Merit Travel brand in addition to the operations of Travelcuts and Exclusive Tours. He will also... more ›
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Cathay’s Cronin Promoted to Director of Sales

Cathay’s Cronin Promoted to Director of Sales Cathay Pacific Airways has promoted Ross Cronin to director, sales and marketing Canada, with overall responsibility for the airline’s passenger sales and marketing communication strategies in Canada. A veteran of the aviation industry, Cronin has spent more than 22 years with Cathay... more ›
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Rocky Mountaineer Expands Advisory Board

Rocky Mountaineer Expands Advisory Board The advisory board for Vancouver-based Rocky Mountaineer is officially multi-generational. Along with the company's founder Peter R.B. Armstrong, the board of directors now includes his children Tristan, Ashley and Chelsea Armstrong. “We are thrilled to welcome this calibre of talent,... more ›
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Air Canada Names New Chief Commercial Officer

Air Canada Names New Chief Commercial Officer Air Canada has Lucie Guillemette, previously senior vice-president, Revenue Optimization, as executive vice-president and chief commercial officer. Guillemette, who is based at the airline's Montreal headquarters, joins the executive committee and continues to report to Benjamin Smith,... more ›
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Exodus Appoints New Managing Director

Exodus Appoints New Managing Director Exodus Travels has appointed Katy Rockett to managing director, North America. With her expertise in the adventure travel industry, Rockett helped spearhead the UK’s leading adventure tour operator’s expansion into the Canadian and US markets, opening Exodus’ first dedicated North... more ›
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Klompas Joins Air Canada Vacations

Klompas Joins Air Canada Vacations Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has appointed Bryan Klompas as senior director, Payload and Planning, effective immediately. Klompas has more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, most recently holding the position of executive vice-president, Revenue Management at TravelBrands and... more ›
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Travel Corporation Appointments

Travel Corporation Appointments The Travel Corporation (TTC), parent company of Lion World Travel and 29 other brands, has announced several senior promotions in its adventure division. Lucille Sive has been promoted to The Travel Corporation Africa Division CEO, and former Contiki president Brad Ford to president of Lion... more ›
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Carnival Enhances Travel Agent Support Team

Justin French Named Regional VP, Canada, Northern US

Carnival Enhances Travel Agent Support Team Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its business development team for travel agents, a move that sees Justin French named regional vice-president, Canada and Northern US. French will also maintain his current role managing Canada and will continue to be based in Toronto. Given French’s... more ›
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