New Melia Koh Samui has appointed Thai national Phatsalawadee Pimpila as Director Of Sales And Marketing. Prior to this, she worked as Director Of Sales for Kanda Residences, on Koh Samui island. Pimpila has also worked as the managing and sales director for O-Pa Television, that she co-founded.
Empordà Golf Resort has appointed a new management team for overseeing and delivering a major upgrade in all the Costa Brava resort’s facilities, with its two 18-hole championship golf courses, four-star hotel and leisure amenities. Leading Empordà’s team will be new General Manager Miguel Girbés.
Michael D’Ambrose has been appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Boeing for the company’s leadership, talent planning, employee and labour relations, as well as diversity initiatives. Prior to this, he worked at ADM where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since 2006.
Vakkaru Maldives has appointed Janice Tan as its new director of sales and marketing. Janice was instrumental in launching luxury resorts in the Maldives including Anantara Naladhu, as Anantara Group's cluster director of public relations, Velaa Private Island and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, where she served as DOSM.
Metasearch engine Skyscanner, owned by Trip.com, has appointed Moshe Rafiah as Chief Executive Officer. Moshe has a master’s degree in law. He is an international lawyer qualified as a US Attorney as well as a UK Solicitor. Moshe will also lead Travelfusion, bought by Trip.com in 2015.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development has appointed Mark Jaronski, a veteran Disney marketing executive, to lead Explore Georgia, the state tourism office. Jaronski will guide the team responsible for attracting tourists from across the globe to the state. Jaronski spent 16 years with Disney.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman has appointed Sameer Mhate as Assistant F&B Manager. Sameer started his career with IHG in India and has more than 13 years of experience in F&B. He has worked with Wyndham, IHG & Rotana Hotels. Eric Masalawala has been appointed Director Of Rooms at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ajman. He has more than 13 years of hospitality experience, having started his career as service manager in 2007 at Radisson Hotel Dubai Deira Creek. Shaju Kozhiparambil has been appointed Chief Engineer.
Jonathan Pollard has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer at Gatwick Airport, responsible for driving forward airline relations, retail, restaurants and other commercial revenue streams, including car parking and property portfolios. He was previously the Commercial Director at Luton Airport.
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