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Major hotel brand Marriott International has revealed Bruce Ryde as its new Vice President, Luxury Brands & Brand Marketing for Asia Pacific. Based in the company’s Hong Kong office, Ryde will drive the luxury brand strategy for the region.
The Australian team at Wendy Wu Tours has a new General Manager for the country with the announcement of Steve Richards taking up the position. He was previously the Head of Commercial at Best Western Australasia and a State Sales Manager with AAT Kings.
A new General Manager has been appointed at Cruise Whitsundays in the form of Gary Kilby who will officially step into the position on 18 Dec. Kilby was promoted into the role having been with the company for four years as GM of Operations.
Travellers Choice has slotted Tim Bolton into the position of WA Business Development Manager on a six month maternity leave contract. He brings with him a significant amount of retail travel acumen and previously worked for RAC WA Travel.
Felicia Mariani will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer with The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC). She will commence in the role from mid-Jan and was most recently heading up the The Good Food Foundation & Jamie’s Ministry of Food.
Flight Centre has named Felicity Allan as its new State Marketing Manager for South Australia. Allan, well known to the industry through former roles with Malaysia Airlines, Virgin Australia, Cover-More and The Travel Corporation, has relocated to Adelaide to take up the position.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has appointed Peter Bowling as its new Managing Director where he will be charged with managing overall operations of the property. Bowling is an industry veteran and most recently the md for the multiple award-winning One&Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas.