Travel Counsellors has named Jim Eastwood, a former candidate on “The Apprentice” (the BBC version) as its new global sales director. He joins the company after spending five years at Groupon where he was vice-president of sales for the UK and Ireland. Eastwood also finished as runner-up on the seventh series of the BBC reality show in 2011.
Sandy Ward has left her post as sales and marketing director for the Future of Flight & Boeing Tour after 11 years to take on the position of president and CEO of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism in Washington State. Previously, she served nearly a decade as executive director of the Snohomish County (Wash.) Tourism Bureau.
Travelport has appointed Philip Saunders as vice president air commerce EMEA with immediate effect. He joins the company from Kuwait Airways where he was chief commercial officer. Previously, he held senior commercial and customer-facing positions at Air Malta, Caribbean Airlines, Star Alliance, SN Brussels Airlines and British Airways.
Diogo Julião has moved up to the position of managing director Abreu Online, which is the B2B division of the Portuguese group Abreu. Julião joined the company in 2007 and has served as manager of marketing and sales. He succeeds Luis Toncha.