New chief executive appointed to Tourism New Zealand

TOURISM NEW ZEALAND Chair Kerry Pendergast says she is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen England-Hall to the position of Chief Executive at Tourism New Zealand (TNZ). Stephen will commence in the role in early April 2017, based in Auckland. “Stephen will join Tourism New Zealnd after three-years as Chief Executive at Loyalty New Zealandmore

Insight Vacations introduces new president for Asia

Insight Vacations announced the appointment of Evon Ler as Insight Vacations’ president for Asia. Ler comes with a wealth of knowledge about the local regional markets and travel industry. She recently relocated back to Singapore from Hong Kong, where she was director of sales, South East Asia for Travelzoo. She has worked extensively across B2Bmore

Roshan Mendis: New senior VP, Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific

Sabre Corporation announced the appointment of Roshan Mendis as senior vice president for Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific, following the completion of its acquisition of Abacus International on July 1. In his new role, Mendis will be responsible for the overall Sabre Travel Network business in the Asia Pacific region which will include the newlymore

Wee Choo Keong: New chairman of Tourism Malaysia

Malaysian Minister of Tourism & Culture YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has appointed Wee Choo Keong as the chairman of Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, better known as Tourism Malaysia. Wee is a Barrister-at-Law from the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, and has been a practicing advocate and solicitor of more than 32more

Makati Tourism Foundation introduces new officers

The Makati Tourism Foundation, Inc. (MTFI) welcomed the new set of officers for 2015 through an induction at the office of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay Jr. on February 27. Binay Jr., who sits as the chairman of the foundation, led the oath-taking of Dr. Elton See Tan (chairman, The E-Hotels and Resort Group),more

Albay chief cited for tourism governance

Governor Joey Salceda of Albay on Thursday night brought home a trophy and a PHP1-million worth of grant for tourism projects from the Department of Tourism, which recognized his government’s programs behind the province’s tourism growth. Salceda won the DOT’s first Tourism Star Awards in the local chief executive category. The DOT’s version of themore

Bong Bengzon named DOT undersecretary for tourism development

Assistant Secretary for International Tourism Promotions Benito “Bong” C. Bengzon, Jr. has been sworn in as the new undersecretary for tourism development of the Department of Tourism, replacing former Undersecretary Daniel G. Corpuz who recently retired. A graduate of hotel and restaurant administration from the University of the Philippines, Bengzon began a career with themore

Enchanted Kingdom’s Chief is First Asian to Lead Amusement Parks Group

Enchanted Kingdom’s Chief is First Asian to Lead Amusement Parks Group

Mario Mamon of Enchanted Kingdom fame has been elected as the first Asian president of International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the 95-year old trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions worldwide. He officially began his term in November this year straight from his previous post as the group’s first vice chairman.more


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