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Appointments

Andrea Stafford to join MSC Cruises in the newly created role of Head Of Retail

MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Stafford into the newly created role of Head of Retail reporting to Steve Williams Director of Sales.

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MCI's Gerrit Jessen is the new MPI Vice Chair of Finance

Gerrit Jessen, Regional Managing Director of MCI  Germany, Austria and Czech Republic, has been elected to Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) International Board of Directors as the new Vice Chair of Finance. MPI’s mission is to provide its members with the latest professional development and business opportunities within a vibrant network of global event experts.

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Travel technology recruits Gunilla Krebs from Booking.com

Travel technology firm Clicktripz.com has appointed Gunilla Krebs as Vice President of its EMEA region.  
Krebs is a highly specialized professional with more than 15 years experience in the travel technology sector.  She joins Clicktripz from Booking.com, where she worked for nearly a decade. 


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Hotel group high achiever joins Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, has appointed Alan Shaw as its general manager at the impressive 85 bedroom resort, which also boasts three golf courses.
Named as one of the ‘Top 30 under 30 in UK Hospitality’ at the 2012 ACORN awards, Alan joined the Macdonald Hotel & Resorts Group in 2013. Shaw joins Macdonald Portal Hotel & Spa following a successful tenure as General Manager at the 338 room Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa.


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Luna Park Sydney appoints Tourism Manager

Mark Taylor
Sydney’s Luna Park is set to expand its appeal to both business and leisure tourism markets with the appointment of seasoned tourism professional, Mark Taylor, to the newly created role of Tourism Manager.
Taylor, who most recently managed visitor centres in The Rocks and Darling Harbour, will focus on expanding the profile of Luna Park Sydney in the local and international tourism markets as an amusement, restaurant, functions and meeting venue destination for visitors to Sydney.


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Kensington Place appoints new Head Chef Ian Waghorn

Head Chef Ian Waghorn
D&D restaurant and neighbourhood fish brasserie Kensington Place, has announced the appointment of new Head Chef Ian Waghorn.  
Ian began his career in 2001 as a part time pot-washer at Manor Farm Barn, a gastropub in Kent. It was during this first introduction to the kitchen that Ian realised his ambition to become a chef. From here Ian has gone on to work at numerous notable establishments, including one Michelin-Starred restaurant Kitchen W8 and two-Michelin-Starred restaurant, The Vineyard in Berkshire.


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New appointments at Church House Westminster

Church House Westminster three new members of staff
Church House Westminster has welcomed three new members of staff to its event and marketing teams.
Nicole Regalario has joined the team as Events Coordinator, bringing with her a wealth of sales and events experience having previously worked at Richmond Hill Hotel and Warren House.
Church House has also strengthened its marketing team with Gemma Watts taking over the role as Marketing Executive.


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