Keith Douglas has been named managing director of One World Trade Observatory in New York City. He comes to the position from KD&CO, also in Manhattan, where he was president and managing director. Douglas previously served for nearly a decade as managing director of Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock.
Deleyse Langdale, a well known industry professional who recently left her role as international sales director with Sonoma County Tourism to launch her own business: Authentic Luxury Lifestyle. She plans to make the company the travel industry’s go-to source for luxury experiences across California. For more information, visit: www.authenticluxurylifestyle. com
Denise Rasmussen has been named general manager of Alcatraz Cruises in San Francisco. Rasmussen comes to the new position after serving 11 years as the company’s director of sales and marketing.
Andrew Waller has taken over from Graham Ramsey as chief executive of growing corporate travel group ATPI, with Ramsey remaining as chairman. Waller joined ATPI in January 2017 as international director of corporate development. Previously, he spent more than 10 years at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) in roles including executive vice-president for the UK, EMEA president and executive vice-president for global business transformation.
The French tour operator Jetset Voyages has appointed Céline Bonizec as a part of its sales team. She is the new commercial manager for Brittany, Pays de Loire, Poitou Charentes and Aquitaine. She takes over from Philippe Lionnet, who will take up other positions within the company. Céline Bonizec has 13 years of experience in the tourism sector, her latest a position being at Vacances Transat.
Nick Ashton has been appointed alliances manager for the Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling. His job is a new position directly linked to the Vueling Next project and whose aim is, according to a statement by the group, “to optimize the existing relationships and develop the company’s alliances strategy by focusing on the customer experience and ‘business optimization.” Ashton, has more than 10 years of experience in the aviation industry, has worked for British Airways, Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia.
Steve Barrass, who once headed up Gold Medal at the time it was acquired by dnata in 2014, has been named senior vice-president, new ventures (Europe) for dnata. In his new role Barrass will head up the effort to increase collaboration between the company’s B2B and B2C businesses. Barrass will be based in the UK and will be supported by Andy Stark, managing director of global.
Cecilia Herculino recently became account manager global accounts Brazil-FCM Travel at Kontik Franstur, which is headquartered in São Paulo. Previously, she was a customer service supervisor for Azul airlines. Herculino was also a sales manager at CH Travel TouchBrazil and an account manager for American Airlines.
American Airlines has promoted Tom Lattig to managing director – EMEA sales. He has moved up from his role as director – corporate sales programs, where he was based in Fort Worth, Texas. In his new role, he will be based at American’s European headquarters in London, overseeing sales activities such as supporting American’s growing network of routes throughout Europe, alongside its partner airlines British Airways, Iberia and Finnair. Lattig joined American Airlines in 1999.