After 15 years, Pierre LePage will be stepping down as the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Tour Operators at the end of August.
Brett Walker, general manager Canada, Collette, and Chair of CATO, praised LePage, commenting: “We are extremely grateful to Pierre for his... more ›
Gustavo Segura Sancho is Costa Rica’s new minister of tourism.
Segura Sancho replaces María Amalia Revelo Raventós, who resigned due to reasons related to health.
Segura has 23 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and takes on the post with three major... more ›
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the honourable Edmund Bartlett paid tribute to Air Canada Vacation’s long-time product director, Jim Proctor.
The Ministry of Tourism and its agencies were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Canadian travel industry veteran Jim Proctor, who died... more ›
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) saluted legendary hotelier Professor Heinz Simonitsch, CD, who passed away over the weekend, as the foremost pioneer of sustainable tourism development in the region.
In a joint statement, the CHTA’s CEO and director general, Frank Comito... more ›
Walter Wakulowsky has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for CTEH, the parent company of Tour East Holidays and TE-active solutions.
Wakulowsky joined CTEH in November 2019 as Managing Director and oversaw the successful launch of TE-active, CTEH’S latest venture which offers... more ›
Anguilla’s new Premier, the Honourable Dr. Ellis Lorenzo Webster, has appointed the Hon. Haydn Hughes as the new Minister of Tourism for the Caribbean island. With many years of experience in the private sector as a member of the Executive Board of Cap Juluca, Minister Hughes is destined for... more ›
Dave Hilfman has been named the interim Executive Director of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)
Hilfman, who retired from United Airlines as its senior vice president of worldwide sales in 2018, will step into the interim role effective immediately.
He is well known to GBTA... more ›
Feb 3, 1948-July 11, 2020
Take a moment today and remember Jim Proctor …
Jim Proctor took his last flight on Saturday July 11, surrounded by his wife and twin daughters. He was 72 years at the time of his death.
Jim was known to many of us in the Travel Industry over many years.
He started his career at... more ›
Julie Coker is the new president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) as the organization begins to enact its recovery plan for the local tourism industry, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.
Coker, a hospitality industry veteran with more than 30 years of... more ›
Palomba Named COO for Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Corporation & plc has named Gus Antorcha, currently chief operations officer for Carnival Cruise Line, as president of Holland America Line, effective immediately.
Antorcha will report directly to Stein Kruse, group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK.
Neil Palomba,... more ›