Savvy industry folk are getting snapped up left, right and centre as companies race to rebuild their workforce ahead of the travel bounceback.
The Travel Corporation unveils new leadership positions
Following The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) global re-organisation of its tour brands, its Australia and New Zealand HQ has announced two new leadership roles.
Long time TTC executive Scott Cleaver will have an expanded role as director of trade engagement, a new role that will oversee trade collaboration and maximise opportunities as we emerge from the pandemic.
Louise Levesque will also assume an elevated position of GM TTC brands in New Zealand, with a core focus on local partnerships and brand needs specific to the New Zealand market.
Cathay Pacific appoints new GM of South West Pacific
Cathay’s general manager of South-West Pacific, Rakesh Raicar will be moving from the role after five years to take up another role within the network, with Richard Jones set to take on the role of acting head of South-West Pacific, adding to his existing role as regional head of marketing & sales.
Helen Eves returns to Tauck
Tauck has announced the return of respected industry colleague and much-loved personality Helen Eves, who will reprise her role as Tauck’s national account manager for Australia.
Reporting to country head David Clark, Eves will help Tauck boost its presence across the continent.
Accor appoints Shelley Perkins as senior vice president for talent and culture
Accor has appointed Shelley Perkins to the role of senior vice president of talent and culture, from 28 March 2022.
With over two decades of experience, Shelley joins Accor Pacific from the Rosewood Hotel Group, where she was based in Hong Kong for the past three years as chief talent and culture officer.
Prior to this role, Shelley worked for Accor in Paris as global senior vice president-talent management, with a focus on global talent acquisition and development for Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel (FRHI).
Virtuoso announces Melissa Araya as VP of cruise
Virtuoso has named seasoned executive Melissa Araya as its new vice president for cruise.
Araya rejoined the organisation last November and has since become instrumental in leading Virtuoso’s cruise division. In her expanded role, Araya will be tapping into her history with international markets to help further Virtuoso’s strategic growth in its global markets, while utilising her relationships and customer-centric focus to deliver deeper engagement with its travel agency members, travel advisors and preferred partners.
Entire Travel Group’s Canada & Alaska ‘coup’
Entire Travel Group has added Sam Treby, one of the travel industry’s most experienced and respected Canada and Alaska specialists, to its team of destination experts.
Treby, who boasts more than 18 years of experience as a North American specialist, joins the company in the newly created role of destination manager – Canada & Alaska, based in Sydney.
Featured image: Entire Travel Groups Greg McCallum and Sam Treby