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Lynch takes up account manager role with Newmarket

Lynch takes up account manager role with Newmarket

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.

Sutherland to lead turnaround at Saga

Sutherland to lead turnaround at Saga

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 scoops top World Travel Awards title

oneworld scoops top World Travel Awards title

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.

Davis to lead VisitDallas from next year

Davis to lead VisitDallas from next year

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.

Abercrombie & Kent completes Cox & Kings UK acquisition

Abercrombie & Kent completes Cox & Kings UK acquisition

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.

easyJet Holidays officially relaunches to UK travellers

easyJet Holidays officially relaunches to UK travellers

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.

Jamaica Tourist Board hosts New York diaspora event

Jamaica Tourist Board hosts New York diaspora event

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.