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Tourism & Events Queensland has appointed former Virgin Australia ceo Brett Godfrey as chairman. Godfrey has more than 25 years’ industry experience and has numerous tourism assets nationally.
Leon Thomson has been named Executive Assistant Manager – Sales & Marketing for Marriott International’s Fiji Complex. He brings 28 years’ sales and marketing experience in the hotel industry to the role.
The Latin American Travel Association has unanimously elected Air Europa UK and Ireland’s director Colin Stewart as its new chairman, replacing Byron Shirto who stepped down from the role last month.
Monique van Gelder has taken on the role of National Marketing Manager at Corporate Traveller Australia.
A new Senior Revenue Manager has been appointed at Best Western Australasia, with Kristy Edwards taking on the role. Managing a team of four, Edwards has been with Best Western for five years and was promoted into the position.
Marcus Hanna and Alan Burrows will take on two separate General Manager roles for AccorHotels Asia Pacific, managing Raffles City Hotel complex and Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay respectively. The roles will be effective late Oct.
Hogg Robinson Group has promoted Bill Brindle to the position of Chief Operating Officer. He will take on the day-to-day running of HRG and will also retain senior IT management responsibilities.