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Tejado appointed head of American Express Meetings & Events

Tejado appointed head of American Express Meetings & Events

American Express Global Business Travel has appointed Gerardo Tejado as general manager of American Express Meetings & Events. In his new role, Tejado will report to Global Business Travel’s executive vice president of global supplier relations, Michael Qualantone.

Millions of Brits prepare for Easter getaway

Millions of Brits prepare for Easter getaway

Some 7.4 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.8 billion boost to the economy. Tourism is worth £127 billion annually to the UK economy, creating jobs and boosting economic growth across its nations and region.

Bennett to represent Jamaica Tourist Board in Canada

Bennett to represent Jamaica Tourist Board in Canada

Donovan White, Jamaica director of tourism, has announced the appointment of Angella Bennett to the position of regional director of tourism for Canada. Bennett will represent the Jamaica Tourist Board from a base in Toronto.

Hills appointed to lead Luxury Escapes in Asia

Hills appointed to lead Luxury Escapes in Asia

Luxury Escapes has appointed Graham Hills as its new head of Asia as the company looks to strengthen its presence across the region. Hills will be based in the company’s regional office in Singapore.

Ross to head FCM Travel Solutions in UK

Ross to head FCM Travel Solutions in UK

FCM Travel Solutions has promoted head of UK sales, Graham Ross, to the position of UK general manager. He assumes the role from Jo Greenfield who has been appointed as parent company Flight Centre Travel Group’s corporate land leader for Europe.

WTTC launches taskforce to tackle human trafficking

WTTC launches taskforce to tackle human trafficking

The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking - an illicit activity that affects 30 million victims worldwide, and relies on travel networks to operate.