Appointments

John Dabkowski to join Amadeus

Former managing director at Navitaire to take senior commercial position in Airline IT unit

Amadeus, the leading technology provider for the global travel industry, has announced that John Dabkowski is to join the company’s Airline IT business unit, effective October 14. Dabkowski will join Amadeus as Vice President Airline Commercial and will assume responsibility for commercial activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Americas.

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Design Hotels™ expands Asia-Pacific team

Design Hotels™ has recently expanded its Asia-Pacific team with the appointment of two new senior management positions. Carsten Lima takes on the role as Area Director for Asia-Pacific and Brandon Chan leads the team as Director of Sales and Marketing. Together they bring with them a wealth of experience in the travel and hospitality industry. 

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A new tune is played at the legendary bar at The Regent Berlin

The Regent Berlin at the famous Gendarmenmarkt has a new head barman: Wieland Hartauer has taken over the baton at the Regent Bar.
Before getting a taste for hospitality, 42 year old Wieland studied classical music and the cello - his first love and passion - in Augsburg and Würzburg in the South of Germany. After his graduation, he pursued professional hospitality training, followed by his first job as Commis de Bar at the Steigenberger Graf Zeppelin, Stuttgart.


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CH&Co adds Stuart Lawson to its Board

Stuart Lawson, Non-Executive Director, CH&Co
Leading independent catering group CH&Co has announced the appointment of Stuart Lawson as a Non-Executive Director of the company.  He joins Liz McMeikan, as the company’s existing Non-Executive Director.
Stuart joins the company as it plans to build on its current strong performance levels by contributing his large scale retail and leisure business experience.


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Risley takes the helm at Eventsforce Inc

Dane Risley President North America Eventsforce
Leading international event management software firm Eventsforce has announced the appointment of Dane Risley to the newly created role of President of its North American operation, Eventsforce Inc.  With over twenty years’ experience in the software industry and thirteen years specifically in the events technology sector, Mr Risley joins Eventsforce from etouches where he held the role of VP, Worldwide Sales. 

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PGA National Resort & Spa appoints Jim Bishop as its new Director of Sales

PGA National Resort & Spa -- home of the PGA TOUR Honda Classic and five award-winning championship courses -- announces Jim Bishop as its new Director of Sales.
With 20-plus years in the hospitality industry, Bishop comes to PGA National from the Maybourne Hotel Group where he served as Regional Director of Sales for the Americas. He also served at numerous luxury properties throughout the U.S. including sales positions with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (Washington D.C. and Miami), Bellagio Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas), KSL Resorts (New York), The Waldorf Astoria Hotel (New York) and Four Seasons Hotel (New York).


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New management team in place as Tony Collins and Chris Gibb retire from Virgin Rail Group

Virgin Rail Group (VRG) today (7 October 2013) confirmed details of its management team moving forward as Tony Collins, Chief Executive Officer and Chris Gibb, Chief Operating Officer  announced plans to retire after combined service of nearly 25 years.
Both Tony and Chris will step down this month.


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