Sanya Hamilton has been named head of sales at AlliedTPro in Las Vegas. She was promoted from her previous post as head of leisure groups. Hamilton joined AlliedTPro in 2008. Prior to that she worked for several U.S. receptive tour operators in senior sales positions.
In Brazil, Gustavo Hahn has returned to CVC to a position in which he will manage a team of seven product developers, all new hires, which will be exclusively focused on “Dreams and” Achievements” products. In 2008, during his first tenure at CVC, Hahn was one of those responsible for setting up routes in Europe alongside the current vice president of sales and marketing, Valter Patriani. He returns to CVC, leaving the Schultz tour operator company after two years. While there, he had served as a branch manager and, later, director of sales.
Stacey Cohen, a veteran of more than 25 years in the tour and travel industry, joined Travalco, a receptive tour operator in Hallandale Beach, Fla., as senior market manager six months ago. She joins the company after serving at AlliedTPro/Kuoni/AlliedTPro for nearly 15 years. She began her career in the industry in 1987 with the parent company of AlliedTPro, Allied Tours, as a senior group coordinator.
Alice Macandrew, the new communications chief at Thomas Cook, has started restructuring the operator’s PR function, prompting the departure of the UK head of PR Ian Benjafield and his deputy, Yasmina Cherquaoui. Macandrew, who joined Thomas Cook as group communications director last November, is creating three new senior communications roles reporting to her: a head of corporate communications responsible for both corporate and consumer PR, a group head of public affairs and a group head of internal communications. In 2011, Macandrew quit News Corporation, where she was communications chief and one of James Murdoch’s closest advisers. A year later she re-emerged in a similar role at sister company BSkyB. Thomas Cook is now recruiting for the three new PR leadership roles, as well as a senior PR manager and a PR executive.