Newmarket Holidays has appointed Samantha Lynch as account manager for south Wales and the south-west of England. Lynch, who joins the touring specialists on January 1st, has held business development roles with Superbreak.
Saga has appointed Euan Sutherland to the role of group chief executive, with effect from January 6th. As announced earlier this year, Lance Batchelor is retiring and will continue as a statutory director until he leaves the business on January 31st.
oneworld has been named the World’s Leading Airline Alliance for the seventeenth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards. The title caps a year of success for the organisation, with member airlines also taking a number of titles.
Craig Davis has been selected as the next chief executive and president of VisitDallas. Currently president and chief executive of VisitPittsburgh, he will assume the new position on January 6th.
In the period January-November, 4.2 million tourist entries were recorded, as opposed to 3.8 million in the same period last year, an increase of 11 per cent.
The deal brings the tour operator out of administration and means the safeguarding of all current and future client bookings. Through the acquisition of Cox & Kings, Abercrombie & Kent will continue to increase its presence in the luxury travel world.
Mark Okerstrom has stepped down as chief executive of Expedia Group after two years in the role. Chief financial officer, Alan Pickerill, will also leave the company, effective immediately.
easyJet has relaunched its holiday business, meaning UK customers can book European hotels together with a flight from the carrier on one platform. easyJet Holidays will offer peak-time holiday availability and more weekend flying than anyone else.
Claire Harrington will be responsible for overseeing marketing strategy for Flight Centre’s corporate brands including global travel management division FCM Travel Solutions in EMEA.
Bacon has decided to step down from her role to focus on consultancy and advisory work in the short term, alongside spending more time with family, before considering options in the longer term.
Authorities in Muscat are making final preparations as the Middle Eastern destination steps up to host the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony on November 28th.
The Jamaica Tourist Board has hosted a diaspora networking reception targeting business and community leaders. Partnering with Campari, owners of Appleton Jamaica Rum, the even also worked with second and third generation Jamaicans.