Nicki Grossman, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, has announced that she will retire on June 21, 2016. Grossman has held the top position at the Fort Lauderdale bureau since 1995 and has played a major role in increasing the destination’s visibility internationally. She serves as a board member on numerous industry and civic organizations and in 2007 she was inducted into the Visit Florida Tourism Hall of Fame.
Selina Chavry has been promoted to the post of global managing director of Pacific World as Herve Joseph-Antoine has becomes chairman of the global events management company. DMC.A 15-year veteran of Pacific World, Chary was previously regional director, Asia. Joseph-Antoine expands his responsibility within Pacific World’s parent company, Hotelbeds Group, as regional managing director Asia-Pacific, destination management. Along with its global alliance with Access Destination Services, Pacific World now has 13 physical offices, serving 36 destinations in North America
Chris Keller has left his post as executive vice president of global sales for Tourico and joined GTA in a senior position. Keller had served at Tourico for two-and-a-half years. Prior to Tourico, he was with Hotelbeds for almost 15½ years (1997-2013).
The Munich tour operator has filed for insolvency. One Touristik was launched in late 2011 as a specialist in long-distance travel. The sole managing director is Menking Rico. The company sold mainly over the Internet.