Oleg Likhashkin, fomerly hotel contractor for Miki Travel is the new general manager, inbound USA and Canada, for G2 Travel, a wholesaler specializing in group travel to the U.S. which was founded by GTA founder and CEO David Babai in 2011 after his non-compete agreement with GTA expired. Likhashkin is a GTA alumnus, having worked for the company for nine years (2005-2014) before joining Miki.
The São Paulo-based Flytour Group, which sells both domestic and international travel product, has announced the recent hiring of João Carlos Ayres as its new marketing director. He joins the company from the MAPFRE Group, a leading Latin American insurance company, where he was senior director of marketing. Ayres has more than two decades of marketing experience.
Simon Nowroz has been appointed director of marketing for Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Prior to his appointment, Nowroz, a veteran of more than 25 years in the travel and tourism industry, worked for Capital Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in optimizing customer returns that he co-founded. He also led New Ventures for 3 years before taking over the management of Travelport in Asia Pacific for 9 years. He will be based in Minneapolis.
Brian Jemison has left his position as director of sales and marketing at OUE Skyspace LA and returned to the world of professional sports. He has taken on the job of manager, service and retention for the Miami Marlins. Prior to his job with Skyspace, Jemison had senior positions promoting Boston College’s athletic programs, as well as the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.
After 12 years, Adriano Mellenberg has left his position as general manager of Taks Tour Operadora, a tour operator company based in Guarulhos, São Paulo. Mellenberg, who said he would seek new professional challenges related to tourism, can be contacted at [email protected].
Tim Howe Schröder has left Ryanair, where he served as head of corporate sales and senior marketing manager, to take on the position of vice president, corporate sales for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Airberlin, which now serves a number of U.S. destinations. Schröder had been at Ryanair for two years. He was previously with Hambuirg-based BCD Travel for more than seven years.