Norwegian Holidays has appointed Anders Svensson as its first managing director as the company plans to make a major UK market expansion. Svensson, who has worked with Norwegian for seven years, is based in the business’s Oslo headquarters. He has spent the past five years focusing on developing Norwegian’s loyalty program, Norwegian Reward
Worldwide Attractions, the London-based B2B travel sales and marketing representation company, has announced Sonja Quinn has been promoted to account director. Sonja has been with Worldwide Attractions since 2012 and is now expanding her responsibilities to include further development of the company’s established North America client base. Alongside her new account director duties, Quinn will continue to account manage several of Worldwide Attractions’ clients, including Entertainment Cruises and On Location Tours.
After seven years as chief executive of onefinestay, Greg Marsh, who helped launched the company in London in 2010, has decided to “move on to new opportunities.” Evan Frank has been appointed chief executive of onefinestay and Keyvan Nilforoushan named deputy chief executive. Earlier this year, AccorHotels announced the acquisition of the company for €148 million ($192.5 million). Marsh will continue to support the business on an advisory basis for the coming months. Onefinestay has offices in London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Sydney and Miami.
Tom Kiely is leaving his job as executive vice president, tourism for the San Francisco Travel Association, to take over as president and CEO of Visit West Hollywood. Kiely replaces Brad Burlingame, who was named president and CEO of what now is Visit West Hollywood in 1997 and died this past December. Kiely will assume the Visit WeHo position on Oct. 17. Prior to joining San Francisco Travel, Kiely had leadership positions with the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Atlantis The Palm – Dubai and Universal Studios Hollywood.
Michelle Revuelta has been named vice president of media relations for Choose Chicago. A tour and travel industry veteran with two decades of experience in public relations and communications, Revuelta most recently served as director of media relations for Tourism Toronto for the past nine years, and worked with Choose Chicago President & CEO David Whitaker when the latter was president and CEO of Tourism Toronto from 2007-2015.
Nathalie Brown has been appointed manager of purchasing at Marco Vasco, a mid-size Paris-based tour operator that specializes in custom vacations to numerous international destinations, including the USA. Brown, who received her MBA in the U.S., spent more than 10 years at Kuoni France and three years at Tui France.