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 appointments 



 

Appointments

ROSSEN DIMITROV BACK AT WESTJET

11 MAY 2017: WestJet has announced that Rossen Dimitrov will return as Chief Guest Experience Officer effective May 15. Rossen was WestJet's Director of Inflight Services from 2011 to 2013.

 


ETIHAD AIRWAYS NAMES GAMMELL INTERIM CEO

09 MAY 2017: The parent company of Etihad Airways has tapped one of its own executives to take over for the outgoing CEO who oversaw the Gulf carrier's aggressive expansion and acquisition spree. The Etihad Aviation Group board of directors on Monday named Irish national Ray Gammell as interim chief executive, promoting him from his current post as chief people and performance officer. He joined Abu Dhabi-based Etihad in 2009.


CYNTHIA FARRILL TO PULSE TRAVEL MARKETING

02 MAY 2017: Boutique travel trade, marketing and public relations company, Pulse Travel Marketing Inc. has announced that Cynthia Farrill has joined the Pulse team effective immediately. With over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, Farrill started her career with Air Canada and helped to position and build Air Canada's brand within the international markets.


APPOINTMENTS AT WESTJET
Bob Cummings and Ed Sims

01 MAY 2017: WestJet has announced the appointment of Bob Cummings as executive vice-president responsible for the yet-to-be-named ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) which will launch late in 2017 or early 2018.

 


PIA FIRES ACTING CHIEF
Accusations of corruption

25 APR 2017: Pakistan International Airlines has fired acting chief executive officer Bernd Hildenbrand, who has been relieved of his duties as CEO over corruption allegations. The CEO was due to go on annual leave earlier this month but was barred from leaving the country.


TRANSAT CREATES NEW DISTRIBUTION UNIT

19 APR 2017: Transat is creating a new distribution unit, to be headed by Joseph Adamo, who has been appointed vice-president and chief distribution officer, Transat Tours Canada (TTC). The new distribution unit groups the company’s commercialization and Customer Care Centre resources. The position of general manager, Transat Distribution Canada (TDC), held by Adamo since 2013, now goes to Nathalie Boyer, who has been a member of the TDC executive for the past 17 years. She will take up her duties on May 1, 2017.


MIKE BAGINSKI JOINS MY PASSION MEDIA

09 MAR 2017:  My Passion Media Inc. has announced the expansion of its editorial team in Toronto with the appointment of travel media veteran Mike Baginski to the role of associate publisher and executive editor, effective immediately.



APPOINTMENTS
Katie Olsson and Nico Relova at Air Canada Vacations

06 MAR 2017: Air Canada Vacations has appointed Katie Olsson and Nico Relova as its new Area Sales Managers in Western Canada effective immediately.



APPOINTMENTS
New BTA Board and VisitEngland Advisory Board Chairs

24 JAN 2017: UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, has appointed the new Chairs for the BTA (VisitBritain/VisitEngland) Board and the VisitEngland Advisory Board - Steve Ridgway will succeed Christopher Rodrigues as BTA chairman and Denis Wormwell will succeed Penelope, Viscountess Cobham as chairman of the VisitEngland Advisory Board.


HOGAN LEAVING ETIHAD

24 JAN 2017: Etihad Airways' parent company says its chief executive is leaving following a multi-year buying spree that saw the Mideast carrier snap up stakes in airlines from Europe to Australia.  The Abu Dhabi-based airline gave no reason on Tuesday for James Hogan's departure. A search is ongoing for a replacement.


TRANSAT APPOINTMENTS
Susan Kooiman and Heidi Lord

10 JAN 2017:  Transat has announced the appointment of Susan Kooiman to the role of senior business development representative.  Since joining Transat in 2002, Kooiman has proven herself to be an excellent representative of Transat in the market and a conscientious advocate for the agencies in her assigned territory. 


APPOINTMENT
Fiona Schonewille to Transat

03 DEC 2015: Transat Tours Canada announces the appointment of Fiona Schonewille to the position of Business Development Representative for Vancouver and Vancouver Island.


The Travel Agent Next Door
Expanded support team

05 AUG 2015:  The Travel Agent Next Door has added new members to its team as a result of rapid expansion of the host agency’s network of travel agents. “One of our key strategies is to fully support our agents and we have recently added several new people to ensure our service levels are maintained,” said Flemming Friisdahl, founder.


CHANGES AT AIR TRANSAT
Graham retires. Lemay will run the airline

26 APR 2013: Air Transat cut 47 positions Thursday in an administrative restructuring, part of its three-year plan to restore profitability amid increased competition. Additionally they announced that effective immediately, Jean-Fran´┐Żois Lemay has been appointed general manager, Air Transat, and will run the airline when Allen Graham, president of Air Transat, retires on June 30, this year.


GENTILETTI AND DILOLLO OUT
Transat makes changes

08 SEP 2011: A long rumoured shakeup of senior management at Transat A. T. was confirmed this morning when the company announced chief operating officer Nelson Gentiletti and Transat Tours Canada president Michael DiLollo will leave the company. Air Transat chief executive Allen Graham will become president of Transat Canada.


NEW APPOINTMENT AT TOUR EAST

Shirley Lew to develop business opportunities

22 JUN 2009: Tour East Holidays has appointed Shirley Lew to the position of national business development manager. In her new role Lew will be based out of Tour East’s headquarters in Toronto, where she will be identifying and developing new business opportunities in Canada for the company.

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