Appointments

Belén Madrid, new MICE Director of PortAventura Business & Events and PortAventura Convention Centre

Belén Madrid Tosina
Belén Madrid Tosina has been appointed new MICE Director of PortAventura Business & Events and PortAventura Convention Centre.
She graduated with a Degree in Tourism from the Madrid School of Tourism and continued her education with a diploma in Business Management from the University of Alcalá de Henares and a Masters in Hospitality Management from Cornell University in New York.


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Heike Birlenbach named Lufthansa new Vice President Sales and Services Europe

Heike Birlenbach
Heike Birlenbach, Head of Cabin Management Munich, has been appointed Lufthansa German Airlines’ Vice President Sales and Services Europe, effective March 1, 2014. Based in Frankfurt, she will be responsible for the Lufthansa passenger airline organisation in Europe. Her remit will cover sales, marketing and airport operations. Heike Birlenbach will report directly to Jens Bischof, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board.

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Amadeus UK appoints Rosemarie Fernández to Marketing Director for Amadeus UK & Ireland

Amadeus IT Group, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel & tourism industry, has announced that it has promoted Rosemarie Fernández to Marketing Director for UK and Ireland, effective 1 February. In her new role, Rosemarie will be based at Amadeus UK’s head office at Gatwick Airport.

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Hotel Xenia appoints Giacomo Battafarano as General Manager

Giacomo Battafarano, General Manager
Kensington’s Hotel Xenia has announced Giacomo Battafarano as the new General Manager of the boutique hotel.
Formerly at Hotel Imperiale Taormina in Sicily for the past five years, overseeing its extensive refurbishment and relaunch, Giacomo now brings his broad international experience to Hotel Xenia which opened its doors in May last year. Giacomo’s career in the hospitality industry has seen him work in a wide variety of destinations including – in addition to Italy – the UK, Portugal, the Maldives and Egypt, and for companies such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts and Exclusive Hotel Collection.


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Oman Air Appoints new Chief Officer – Human Resources

Dr Rashid Al Ghailani
Oman Air has announced the appointment of Dr Rashid Al Ghailani as its Chief Officer – Human Resources. Dr Al Ghailani takes up his post with immediate effect and reports to Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce.

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Kunal Chauhan appointed General Manager of The Leela Palace Bangalore

The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts announced the appointment of Kunal Chauhan as the General Manager of The Leela Palace Bangalore. Chauhan brings with him a broad array of experience in various senior positions with The Oberoi Group and The Leela Group.  Prior to this appointment, he was the Resident Manager at The Leela Palace New Delhi.

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Azamara Club Cruises strengthens UK team with new Sales & Marketing appointments

Upscale, boutique cruise line, Azamara Club Cruises, has announced new sales and marketing appointments as part of its UK and Ireland dedicated team structure. This news follows the appointment of the brand’s first ever Managing Director, Richard Twynam, and Commercial Director, David Duff, earlier this month.

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