Haimark Names Hans Rood as President to Oversee Small Ship Luxury Ocean & River Cruise Brands

Haimark has named Hans Rood, a travel and cruise industry executive with more than 25 years of global cruise and travel experience, to oversee all aspects of its rapidly developing small ship cruise brands. “Hans has served in key executive...Read more

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Names Sam McDiarmid to Key Position

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts confirmed the appointment of Sam McDiarmid to the role of director of business development, agency sales. McDiarmid will develop and manage the group’s retail travel agency business in The Americas, with a particular focus on deepening...Read more

Nigel Osborne Joins Keytours as Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Longtime travel industry veteran Nigel Osborne has joined Keytours Vacations International as Vice President, Sales and Business Development. KeyTours Vacations provides travelers with tailor-made, flexible journeys to Europe, the Mediterranean, and Latin America, including independent, pre and post cruise and...Read more

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Appoints Vanessa Ledesma-Berrios as COO

Emil Lee, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), announced that longtime employee Vanessa Ledesma-Berrios has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer making her the first female to hold such a commanding position within the CHTA headquarters staff....Read more

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Names Frank Comito CEO, Director General

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has appointed hospitality and tourism industry veteran Frank J. Comito as the new CEO and Director General. He assumes the post March 9, 2015. As CEO, Comito will work to raise CHTA’s profile...Read more

CLIFT Appoints Michael Pace as General Manager

CLIFT San Francisco has announced the appointment of Michael Pace as General Manager of the 100-year-old hotel. Pace brings more than 20 years of international hotel experience and diverse operational expertise to his role. He began his management career in...Read more

Antigua: Blue Waters Resort Brings on Thomas Lee Group to Aid with N. America Marketing Efforts

Blue Waters Resort, Antigua announced that it has hired the Thomas Lee Group to lead the property’s North American sales and marketing efforts. “Blue Waters is a truly distinctive resort that has been carefully developed to ensure the finest guest...Read more

Melia Hotels Names Santiago Rivera as General Manager of Paradisus Cancun

Meliá Hotels International has announced the appointment of Santiago Rivera as the General Manager of Paradisus Cancun – the luxury, all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico located 15 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from downtown. Santiago Rivera joined the...Read more

Melia Hotels Names Conrad Bergwerf as Managing Director of Domincan Republic Properties

Meliá Hotels International has announced the appointment of Conrad Bergwerf as the Managing Director of Paradisus Resorts Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – with both the Paradisus Palma Real and Paradisus Punta Cana properties. Holding the position of General Manager of...Read more

St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Names Bring King as Director of Sales and Marketing

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort announced the appointment of Brian King as director of sales and marketing. In his new role, King will work to solidify the position of the hotel as well as develop and implement strategies that...Read more