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Appointments

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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New Year, new recruits at Victoria Warehouse

Following a successful 2016, with a 55 % increase in corporate bookings, Victoria Warehouse has expanded the corporate team.


A new executive team has been appointed from hotels and venues across the North-West and London. The new executive team are an integral part of growth plans for Victoria Warehouse, following the development of further event spaces (The Archives and The Cellars) which opened in November last year and continued investment in the property.


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Michelin-trained Chef Ben Murphy to join Launceston Place

Chef Ben Murphy
D&D London has announced that award-winning chef Ben Murphy has been appointed as the new head chef at Launceston Place in Kensington. As one of London’s most exciting chefs, Ben is set to bring his distinctive style of cooking to the neighbourhood restaurant, following his position as head chef at The Woodford restaurant.

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Trainline appoints Mark Brooker to newly created Chief Operating Officer role

Mark Brooker
Trainline, the European tech company and leading independent rail retailer, today announced that Mark Brooker has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), with responsibility for Marketing, Product and Trainline International.  In this newly created role, he will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Clare Gilmartin.

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NATAS President assumes ASEANTA Presidency ahead of ATF 2017

Devinder Ohri
In the run up to the 36th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2017 to be held in Singapore from 16th to 20th January 2017 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Mr. Devinder Ohri – President of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore – (NATAS) has assumed the Presidency of ASEANTA – the ASEAN Tourism Association.

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Sodexo creates new UK sales structure to accelerate growth in sports & leisure

Amanda Brown
Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has unveiled a new structure for its UK sales team within the Sports & Leisure Division.  The enhanced team of sales experts has been designed to create a high-performance sales culture.
The restructure aims to align the teams across Conference & Banqueting and Corporate Hospitality, bringing together these two complementary areas to generate a greater synergy and create a platform to deliver accelerated sales performance and efficiencies across the business.


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