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Appointments

Giovanni Beretta appointed Vice President of Swire Hotels in the USA and General Manager of EAST Miami

EAST, Miami pool
Swire Hotels has announced the appointment of Giovanni Beretta to the position of Vice President of Swire Hotels in the USA & General Manager of EAST, Miami. With over 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, he will oversee Swire Hotels interests in the USA & Americas and the operations of the newly opened lifestyle hotel and residences at Brickell City Centre.

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Inntel expands in Scotland with appointment of Seoras Lyons

Seoras Lyons
2017 looks set to be a very exciting year for Inntel, the Meetings and Travel Management Company, with a number of key developments, particularly in geographic expansion. 
Scotland is the first of a number of new markets for Inntel and the appointment of Seoras Lyons as National Account Manager is the first move in a full rollout of services in the region.  Seoras is based in Scotland and brings over 20 years’ experience in the financial sector which will enhance Inntel’s strategic direction in the area.


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Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Julian Walker to head up corporate communications

Julian Walker

Former Travelport communications chief appointed to newly-created global role

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, has announced the appointment of Julian Walker as head of market communications and PR.
Based in London, and reporting into the Strategy and Commerce organisation, Julian will have responsibility for market communications, communications strategy and public relations.


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ABPCO’s 30th Anniversary AGM votes in Padmore and Dolan as new joint-chairs

Rose Padmore
The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) kicked of its 30th Anniversary year by announcing new appointments to the board at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at The Principal Hotel in York last week.  
The board will see Rose Padmore (Opening Doors & Venues) and Therese Dolan (Diabetes UK) take over as joint-chairs from Caroline Windsor and Nicole Leida.  Once again, the joint-chairs represent both in-house and agency PCOs.  Changes following the AGM also include new board members Sandro Carnicelli (University of the West of Scotland) and Martin Linfield (Hiscox Event Insurance). 


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India Tourism Office appoints new Assistant Director for UK and Ireland

Mr C. Gangadhar
India’s Ministry of Tourism has welcomed the appointment of Mr C. Gangadhar as Assistant Director at India Tourism Office London.
Assistant Director Gangadhar will accede to the role previously filled by Mr R. Sunani, who had established a strong working relationship with the UK and Ireland travel and tourism trade.


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Fairmont St Andrews appoints Amy Yeates as Director of Golf, Spa and Leisure

Amy Yeates

Five-star hotel promotes Amy Yeates to new position

Fairmont St Andrews, the luxury five-star hotel, has promoted Amy Yeates to director of golf, spa & leisure. Amy has been director of golf since joining the resort in 2015 and the new role will see her responsible for the spa and leisure departments. 

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Avios appoints Lisa Harris as new Customer Director

Avios, the leading global travel rewards company, has announced the appointment of Lisa Harris as its new Customer Director.  
With over 25 years’ experience working at renowned global organisations including MTV, Yahoo!, Betfair, Netflix and most recently HBO Europe, Lisa has a proven track record of driving brand success through unlocking the power consumer and market insights to benefit business performance.


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