After serving 11 years with the company, Aniseh Dalju, vice president, business development and contracting at Destination America in Anaheim, has told her friends and colleagues in the tour and travel industry that she is leaving her position to pursue a different opportunity, Before joining Destination America, Dalju had held several managerial positions in the industry. She began her tour and travel career early in 1995 as a supervising agent at Lufthansa airlines.
Christopher Presland, formerly with Vodafone, has been appointed head of CRM at TUI Germany where he now has the responsibility for improving the company’s customer satisfaction levels. He reports to Oliver Dörschuck.
Jane Kilburn, long-time director for international tourism development for the Port of Seattle, has retired. She had worked for the Port of Seattle for nearly 18 years. Previously, she had held several senior communications positions in Washington State, including 15-year tenure (1983-1998) as vice president, corporate communications, for Washington Natural Gas.
Sherwin Mercado has joined DETOURS Nevada as director of business development. Mercado will lead sales efforts locally in Las Vegas and with wholesale partners throughout the world. Previously, Sherwin managed sales efforts at Papillon Helicopters.
Monica Poling has joined TravelPulse Canada as editor, covering travel agents and related industry content as it relates to Canada. Poling is also a blogger for Travel Glitter and previously acted as online editor for TravelAge West from 2008 to April 2014. Before that, she was the editor for OnceWritten.com since 2003.