Tourism

Flavour of the Week: Show Group names new GM, Intrepid appoints personal growth manager + more!

In this edition of Flavour of the Week, we’re offering a double dose of Neapolitan, with six scoops from the industry. And by scoops, we mean press releases.

Show Group announces new general manager

CherieDrummond

Show Group has announced the appointment of Cherie Drummond (pictured right) to the position of general manager.

Drummond has had a successful career to date within the travel industry, most recently working with CTM in a senior leadership position for the past nine years, and prior to this with BCD Travel, Harvey World Travel and Delta International Travel.

 

 

 

Intrepid Group appoints Leigh Reynolds as partnership growth manager for SA and WA

Leigh Reynolds

Intepid Group has announced the appointment of Leigh Reynolds in the role of partnership growth manager for South Australia and Western Australia; replacing Cara Toovey, who has been appointed regional partnership growth manager for SA, WA and NSW.

Reynolds joins the Intrepid Group team, having previously spent the last two years as the business development manager for Topdeck Travel for SA and the NT.

Prior to that, he was a wholesale consultant with Infinity Holidays, and was also a travel consultant with Fligth Centre Travel Group.

 

Hayman Island by Intercontinental drives continued success with a new wave of talent

Pacific Restaurant_Interior - Hayman Island by InterContinental

Hayman Island by InterContinental has strengthened its commitment to talent development and innovation, announcing an ambitious team to guide the resort into a new era of luxury from 1 July 2019.

These new hires join a family of more than 375,000 colleagues in over 100 countries, working in IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally to deliver true hospitality.

The new recruits include: Adam Leonard (director of sales); Gabriella Highman, Erin Williams and Mausumi Barooah (business development managers); Rebecca Murthen (events executive for weddings and social); Amanda Burleigh (spa manager); Joshua Dows (director of restaurants and bars); Erwin Jones (director of kitchens); and Anthony Kramer (executive sous chef).

 

Additional state-based support for personal TravelManagers

Sally McCallum TravelManagers new business partnership manager for ACT and Southern & Central West NSW
Sally McCallum

TravelManagers recently appointed two additional state-based business partnership managers to its support team – a move that the company describes as further cementing its position as Australia’s number one home-based travel business.

One of the new arrivals is Sally McCallum (pictured above), who is assuming responsibility for personal travel managers (PTMs) based in the ACT and Southern and Central West New South Wales. McCallum is joined by Leah McGrath, who will be working with PTMs in Northern Victoria.

Leah McGrath TravelManagers new business partnership manager for Northern & Regional Victoria
Leah McGrath

 

 

Air Vanuatu announces Melbourne team expansion ahead of new direct flight launch

Air Vanuatu, Vanuatu’s national carrier, is excited to announce two new appointments to its Melbourne team, including Amanda Board as regional sales representative for the Southern Region, and Allan Hutchison as airport services manager, commencing 23 April 2019.

Amanda Board
Amanda Board

Board and Hutchison join the Air Vanuatu team with a wealth of experience and enthusiasm, ahead of the airline’s exciting new direct flight launch between Melbourne and Port Vila.

 

Louis T Collection appoints new project manager

Hospitality group Louis T Collection is expanding its building solutions arm this month with the appointment of Scott Reid as project manager.

Scott Reid

The Brit brings with him over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, and joins the company in the midst of a major renovation and repositioning of Louis T’s first Australian property.

With over two decades of construction experience, Reid has worked across Europe and Asia in a variety of roles from erecting log cabins in idyllic locations to supervising multi-million-dollar construction projects for hotel developments.

His most recent position was with Thai company Development Management Asia as construction project manager. In this role, Reid supervised a number of large-scale refurbishments and new builds in the hospitality sector on Koh Samui, Thailand.

Aviation

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon resigns

Christopher Luxon is stepping down from the top job at Air New Zealand amid reports he’s been called up to represent the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup.

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Events

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Aviation

Boeing CEO admits “mistake” in handling of problematic 737 MAX aircraft

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Midweek Interview

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Wholesalers

INCENTIVE ALERT: Excite launches ultimate US shopping guide

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Wholesalers

CATO chairman takes aim at “deceptive and misleading” advertising by industry disruptors

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Tourism

Aussie family shocked by whopping $30,000 holiday phone bill

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Tourism

“A kick to the tourism industry”: NSW government slammed over $35m budget cut

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Cruise

Cruise wrap: Aurora teams up with NASA scientist, P&O’s Big Laugh Comedy fest returns + MORE!

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Aviation

MH370: Report sheds new light on suicide theory and Malaysian cover-up

A detailed report by a veteran journalist has exposed new details about how passengers may have met their end at the hands of a lonely pilot.

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Aviation

How Air Canada is making its mark on gender equality, locally and globally

With the Women in Travel Awards 2019 just days away, we wanted to shine the light on a company that truly values female representation across the board.

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Aviation

Aviation wrap: Qantas grows US network, Emirates reduces single-use plastics, Air Vanuatu’s new service + more

This week’s aviation wrap comes free of any mentions of flaperons, altimeters or horizontal stabilisers.

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