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Flavour of the Week: New Silversea appointments, Globus NZ boss to exit + more

There’s been more moving and shaking this past week in the travel industry than a show by Bangarra Dance Theatre, as this wrap proves.

Silversea announces a string of new appointments

Ultra-luxury cruise innovator Silversea Cruises has announced a number of new appointments.

Steve Richards joins the team as sales director for Australia and New Zealand, and will be responsible for the establishment of new and existing business in both markets.

His former roles include head of commercial at Best Western, and general manager at Wendy Wu Tours. Richards takes on the role at Silversea after taking a short career break to spend time with his young family.

Sandra Cahill has been appointed as Silversea’s newest business development manager, where she will be responsible for the company’s Northern NSW territory. Cahill joins Silversea following recent roles at Oman Tourism, Pandaw, Insight Vacations, and APT.

She takes over the role from Julie Golding, who has been promoted to key accounts manager.  Annie Weinert has also joined Silversea’s sales team as the second inside sales manager to provide even further support to the trade.

Weinert brings with her a wealth of knowledge, having been with the Silversea team for over 10 years.

Also joining the Silversea team in the last month are Gemma Walker, who has been appointed as commercial manager; Filomena Maio, who has been appointed as trade reservations team leader following Tim Pierce’s promotion to reservations manager; and Julian De Carlo, who takes the role of sales and marketing coordinator.

Globus confirms resignation of Troy Ackerman

Globus family of brands has confirmed the resignation of its general manager of New Zealand, Troy Ackerman.

Ackerman joined Globus in Sydney in 2009 and transferred to Auckland to lead the company’s New Zealand business in 2014.

Globus’ Australasian managing director, Gai Tyrrell, said: “We would like to thank Troy for his significant contribution over the past 10 years, both in Australia and further developing the Globus family of brands in New Zealand.

“He will be sadly missed and we wish him every success for the future.”

Tyrrell said Globus would commence the search for a new leader for New Zealand following Ackerman’s departure on 9 August.

Adhesive retains Singapore Tourism Board’s PR and social media account

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Independent PR agency Adhesive has been re-awarded the tender for Singapore Tourism Board New Zealand for the third consecutive time, following a competitive pitch process.

The contract requires strategic communications, media relations, social media strategy and implementation, content creation, influencer partnerships, event management, and crisis communications.

Adhesive will continue to support Singapore Tourism Board’s business objectives of driving quality tourism across key segments, including leisure, business travel/MICE and travel trade.

All communications will amplify Singapore’s ‘Passion Made Possible’ brand, which celebrates the city’s innovative and tenacious spirit, and helps create new experiences and possibilities for its people and visitors.

Linkd Tourism strengthens Sydney team with new appointments

Linkd Tourism has appointed Jessica Harding and Carolyn Nightingale as trade account managers.

Previously the marketing manager of 7travel, Harding has a long history in the travel industry, including roles with Si Holidays, Pinpoint Travel Group, Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific and Hamilton Island Enterprises.

Jessica Harding
Jessica Harding

Based at Linkd Tourism’s Surry Hills office, Harding will lead the sales, representation and marketing activity on behalf of the agency’s longstanding clients, Aqua Aston Hospitality and Alamo Rent A Car, which have both been represented by Linkd Tourism for more than 30 years.

Harding’s appointment follows that of Carolyn Nightingale as trade account manager for Colorado Tourism Office in March 2019.

Alongside managing director Kylee Kay, Nightingale is charged with developing the trade channels for Linkd Tourism’s first destination account as it enters its second year in the market.

Carolyn Nightingale
Carolyn Nightingale

Her prior roles within the industry have spanned airline sales and US destination representation, including Delta Air Lines, Ansett Australia, Garuda Indonesia, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, and Simon Shopping Destinations.

Luxperience welcomes new sales manager

Aussie luxury travel business exchange Luxperience has welcomed Lynn Ormiston as its new sales manager.

Ormiston joins Diversified Communications, owner of the Luxperience event, with extensive experience in the events service industry after eight years with Reed Exhibitions.

Lynn Ormiston
Lynn Ormiston

She will be working with the Luxperience team to secure the final number of buyers and exhibitors before registrations close at the end of July.

Sydney Airport appoints new company secretary

Karen Tompkins has been appointed as the new company secretary of Sydney Airport Limited and co-company secretary of The Trust Company (Sydney Airport) Limited (TTCSAL).

These appointments follow the resignation of Jamie Motum. Sylvie Dimarco and Gananatha Nayanajith Minithantri will continue as co-company secretaries for TTCSAL.

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