Bulletin Board Archive - TravelPress

Celestyal Cruises

Celestyal Cruises has appointed Josh Hepp as business development manager, Western USA and Western Canada. Based in Denver, Hepp will be responsible for growing Celestyal’s footprint in the West through existing, as well as new, trade channels. He reports to Gordon Dirker, vice-president, Business Development, Celestyal Cruises, Inc. Prior to joining Celestyal, Hepp served asmore ›

Zurich Canada

Zurich Canada has appointed John Thain, a 25-year veteran of the travel insurance industry, as vice-president, Travel, Accident & Sickness. He will be responsible for launching personal leisure travel, business travel accident and supporting accident and sickness products in Canada. He is based in Toronto and reports to Greg Irvine, head of specialty products formore ›


TravelBrands has hired Afra Davis in the role of business development manager for British Columbia. Davis will officially take on the role as of July 23, following Tracy Poole’s retirement. “We are very excited to have Afra join our TravelBrands sales team,” says Bruce Lidberg, director of sales, Western Canada. “Afra has extensive travel experience,more ›


Trafalgar has announced the appointment of Sherridan Harris as sales manager for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Harris joins the Trafalgar team with more than 20 years experience in sales and business development and six years in the travel industry. In her new role, Harris will be responsible for executing sales plans and fostering and developing strongmore ›

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Jeanette Faria as director of marketing, Canada. Faria, president of JF Marketing, will support the marketing efforts of the SLTA as part of a leading, national strategy to reposition the destination to Canadians. With almost 20 years of industry experience, Faria brings a wealth of knowledge tomore ›


Contiki has promoted Dave Marathakis to the position of national sales manager. Once a trip manager for more than three years running Contiki adventures throughout the UK and Europe, Marathakis first joined the Canada team as a sales manager for Eastern Canada before recently becoming the team’s senior sales manager. In his new role, hemore ›

American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) reports that David Radcliffe, CEO of Hogg Robinson Group plc (HRG), will join the GBT board upon the completion of its acquisition of HRG. Radcliffe was appointed CEO of HRG in 1997 and led the company’s successful repositioning as a focused corporate services group. He was appointed to itsmore ›


Contiki has named Sheralyn Berry its new Canadian president. Having been a core member of the Contiki Canada executive team for the past eight years, most recently as vice-president of sales, Berry will use her expertise promoting travel to the millennial audience to continue highlighting the Contiki experience. According to officials, her experience working directlymore ›

Ensemble Travel Group

Terri Jo Lennox, president of Travel Time Inc., and Gary Pollard, president of Ambassador Tours, have been elected chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the Ensemble Travel Group board of directors. The two travel executives were elected by their board peers for the one-year term. “The role of the board is to provide leadership and oversightmore ›

Jet Airways

Athar Khan has been appointed vice-president, Americas, for Jet Airways, to leverage the sales and distribution strength of its partners – Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic and Air France KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – to increase high quality sales in North American markets. Khan joins Jet Airways after having spent more than two successful decadesmore ›