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Arends joins South Africa Tourism in UK

Arends joins South Africa Tourism in UK

Sherwin Arends has joined South African Tourism as trade relations officer, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role following 12 years’ experience working within the travel industry.

Luxury Escapes opens dedicated Malaysia website

Luxury Escapes opens dedicated Malaysia website

Since launching the brand five years ago, Luxury Escapes has quickly become the region’s fastest growing travel company with over 2.6 million members. The Luxury Escapes business represents some of the world’s best hotels and is credited with driving incremental traveller demand.

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.