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MSC Appoints 5 To New Luxury Brand

MSC Appoints 5 To New Luxury Brand The new luxury brand of MSC Group’s Cruises Division today announced details of five senior members of its management team led by CEO Michael Ungerer. Ungerer said, “The leaders of the new brand bring more than 100 years of combined knowledge and expertise in the luxury, hospitality and... more ›
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Vision Travel Unveils Enhanced ITA Programs

Vision Travel Unveils Enhanced ITA Programs As part of its campaign to build its team of Independent travel advisors, the senior management of Direct Travel -- whose leisure arm in Canada is Vision Travel --  have launched their new ASCENT Program. Including professional development and mentoring, lead generation and collaboration,... more ›
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Roussin Is Back At Playa

Roussin Is Back At Playa After nine months of being on furlough, Christian Roussin is back at Playa Hotels & Resorts. Said Roussin: “I am very happy to be back. I missed our industry so much and it is a privilege for me to be back to restart our industry and the partnership with travel agent partners in... more ›
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Capuano Named CEO For Marriott International

Company Also Appoints Linnartz As President

Capuano Named CEO For Marriott International Marriott International’s Board of Directors have appointed Anthony “Tony” Capuano as Chief Executive Officer and he has also joined the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Capuano was previously Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations... more ›
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TIAC Picks Potter As Its New President & CEO 

TIAC Picks Potter As Its New President & CEO  Beth Potter is the new president and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). Her selection follows an intensive search by TIAC to select its new leader. She will take on her new role beginning March 15, 2021. Potter has a long and distinguished career in Canada's tourism... more ›
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GBTA Names Neufang As New Executive Director

GBTA Names Neufang As New Executive Director Suzanne Neufang has been named Executive Director and will lead the combined Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). Neufang was hired after a comprehensive and exhaustive review of over 130 candidates from around the... more ›
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The Doctor Is In

WestJet Welcomes Dr. Tammy McKnight As Chief Medical Officer

The Doctor Is In WestJet has hired Dr. Tammy McKnight as the airline's first Chief Medical Officer (CMEDO). Dr. McKnight will be responsible for assisting WestJet in developing and implementing initiatives relating to the health and well-being of WestJetters and guests. This will include furthering the... more ›
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The Industry Remembers Arne M. Sorenson

The Industry Remembers Arne M. Sorenson The industry is in mourning following the unexpected passing of Marriott International’s president and CEO, Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, on Feb. 15, 2021. Sorenson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2019 and on Feb. 2, 2021, Marriott shared the news that Sorenson would... more ›
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John Weatherill Takes On EVP & CCO Roles At WestJet

Arved von zur Muehlen Departing WestJet On March 5

John Weatherill Takes On EVP & CCO Roles At WestJet Arved von zur Muehlen is stepping down from his roles as Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer at WestJet on March 5, 2021. The carrier’s president and CEO, Ed Sims said: “Arved's strategic thinking and ability have been of huge value to WestJet. On behalf of our... more ›
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Sailing With Experience

Meet The Senior Staff Officers of Holland America’s Rotterdam

Sailing With Experience With a history that spans close to 150 years, it’s not surprising that Holland America Line has a history that a depth of talented crew who will be aboard Rotterdam when the ship is delivered in July. The cruise line has appointed Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert, Hotel Director Wessel van... more ›
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