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Costa Rica Has A New Tourism Minister

Costa Rica Has A New Tourism Minister 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 ›
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Jamaica Pays Tribute To Jim Proctor

Jamaica Pays Tribute To Jim Proctor 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 ›
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CHTA Celebrates The Life Of Heinz Simonitsch

CHTA Celebrates The Life Of Heinz Simonitsch 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 ›
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Wakulowsky Named COO For CTEH

Wakulowsky Named COO For CTEH 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 ›
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Anguilla Names Hughes New Tourism Minister

Anguilla Names Hughes New Tourism Minister 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 ›
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GBTA Names Hilfman As Interim Executive Director

GBTA Names Hilfman As Interim Executive Director 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 ›
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Remembering Jim Proctor

Feb 3, 1948-July 11, 2020

Remembering Jim Proctor 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 ›
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Coker Takes Over At SDTA

Coker Takes Over At SDTA 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 ›
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Antorcha Picked To Lead Holland America Line

Palomba Named COO for Carnival Cruise Line

Antorcha Picked To Lead Holland America 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 ›
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Guillemart-Dias Takes Over At AF, KLM Canada

Carriers Ramp Up Summer Skeds, Health And Safety Measures

Guillemart-Dias Takes Over At AF, KLM Canada Safety, service and sustainability will be the three priorities of Air France KLM Canada as the carriers begin to ramp up their operations this summer out of this country. They will be doing it under new leaderships as Air France KLM Canada introduced its new boss here during a virtual... more ›
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