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.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Road & Rail

Road & Rail Wrap: Seven new walking trips from UTracks, Destination NSW unveils Bondi-to-Manly trail + MORE!

After recently trialling the new Bondi-to-Manly trail, we can safely say that a pair of used Dunlop Volleys will not serve you in good stead.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

The hunter or the hunted? Webjet responds to acquisition speculation

by Huntley Mitchell

First it was speculation that Webjet was looking to acquire, and now it’s the other way around. Make sense of it all here.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Airlines slam government’s support of airport inquiry findings

Australia’s airlines are shaking their heads in disbelief after the government dismissed the need for an independent arbitrator for airports.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Pandaw Ganges river crash raises questions about ambitious itineraries

A recent river cruise crash during low water on the Ganges has begged the question of whether companies in this space are being too ambitious with itineraries.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourism Australia ambassador Brad Farmer’s 20 best beaches for 2020

Australia’s best beaches for 2020 have been announced, with a few surprise picks and snubs among the lot.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

White Island update: Seven Australians dead, critically injured return home

As devastating news continues to emerge, questions are being asked around why tourists were allowed to venture onto “one of the world’s most active volcanos”.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Flight Centre’s FCM becomes first global TMC to achieve Level 4 NDC certification

Here’s some news about the NDC… the new distribution capability, that is. Not the Nimbin District Choir or the Nordic Diving Club.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

CATO’s new consumer-facing travel mag officially launches

Do your clients need a little nudge to make their next booking? Make sure they’re subscribed to this free digital mag to keep them inspired.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

MAJOR DELAYS: Security scare causes evacuation at Adelaide Airport

Passengers at Adeliade Airport were told to expect “major delays” yesterday afternoon after a security scare saw hundreds evacuated.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Pre-register for Club Med, Accor’s new QLD hotel, Hilton launches Tapestry in Australasia + MORE!

Check-in to this week’s extra special Hotel Wrap! Okay, so it’s not EXTRA special – just a little special. And by special, we mean half-baked and caffeine-fuelled.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Cruise Wrap: Azamara’s cruise picks for 2019 to 2021, Scenic Eclipse guests get lucky in Antarctica + MORE!

We wrote the Cruise Wrap with our eyes closed today, on account of a slew of wonderful, FOMO-inducing announcements. We’d recommend reading with your eyes open, though. 

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

New luxury Australian train service launches

by Christian Fleetwood

Here’s hoping the train’s stopover in Coffs Harbour comes with a photo opp of The Big Banana.

Share

CommentComments