International Tourist Arrivals Up 4% in the First Four Months of 2015

International tourism demand continued to be robust between January and April 2015 with tourist arrivals increasing 4% worldwide according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Almost all regions enjoyed strong growth. Prospects for the May-August period remain upbeat, with...Read more

Arnaud Appointed GM of New Myanmar Resort

A man with more than 30 years of hospitality experience and a passion for working in remote areas has been appointed general manager of the new Sanctum Inle Resort in Myanmar’s storied Inle Lake region, effective July 7. Philippe Arnaud...Read more

Bart Simpson Named GM of Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji

Canyon Makare Ltd., owner of the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji, announced the appointment of Bart Simpson as the resort’s new general manager. Simpson, who has worked with Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort for the past six years, previously held the position of...Read more

Rail Europe, Inc. Names Zine Belhonchet as CEO and President

Rail Europe has announced that effective August 1, 2015, Zine Belhonchet, CFO of Rail Europe, the Overseas Business Unit of VSC Group, has also been appointed CEO and President of Rail Europe, Inc., the legal entity of Rail Europe in...Read more

Frank Grassmann Appointed General Manager Of Reborn Phuket Icon ‘THE NAI HARN’

Luxury resort hotelier Frank Grassmann, has been appointed general manager of THE NAI HARN, formerly Royal Phuket Yacht Club, which is set to open its doors to guests on January 16, 2016 after an extensive, 18-month top-to-bottom makeover. Mr Grassmann...Read more

Darren Law Named GM of Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curaçao

Benchmark Hospitality International has named Darren Law general manager for Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. Todd Felsen, senior vice president overseeing the property, which is a Benchmark Resort located oceanside on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, made the announcement....Read more

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago Names Sandy Bell Rojas Director of Sales & Marketing

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago has named industry veteran Sandy Bell Rojas as Director of Sales and Marketing where she will oversee efforts in all international markets for the 178-room property. “Sandy Bell Rojas is a welcome...Read more

Belmond La Samanna Resort St. Martin Names Tracey Fentem as Director of Sales & Marketing

Belmond La Samanna, a luxury resort in St. Martin, has announced Tracey Fentem as Director of Sales and Marketing. Fentem recently joined the executive team of Belmond La Samanna to oversee the sales and marketing activities for the Caribbean luxury...Read more

All-Inclusive Collection Names Two New Executive Appointments

All Inclusive Collection has named Julie Vieyto as Vice President of Brand Management, responsible for the implementation and maintenance of both existing and future Hard Rock branded and non-branded programs. “With more than 19 years of dedicated service to the...Read more

Africa Travel Association Announces New International Board of Directors

The Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced the election of its new International Board of Directors and International Advisory Council. The International Advisory Council was elected during ATA’s 39th Annual World Congress in Kampala, Uganda and subsequently elected the new International...Read more