In Brazil, Agaxtur has appointed Israel Dantas as sales director for the country’s Midwest region. A 20-year veteran of the tour and travel industry, Dantas has worked for companies such as the Visual Tourism, Grupo Confiança and CVC.
In Germany, the adventure travel company G Adventures has appointed Jeanette Buller as sales director Central Europe, where she is to drive the sales activities of G Adventures across the German-speaking market and further expand the brand’s brand awareness. Buller, who brings 26 years of experience in tourism to the new position most recently headed the sales and marketing department at JT Touristik in Berlin for seven years.
Mario Bass has been named vice president of sales and services at Visit San Antonio. He starts his new position on Oct. 11. Bass comes to the organization from the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, where he serves as director of sales & marketing. Previously, he was director of sales and marketing at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.
Monarch Holidays has appointed Jodie Stuart as a national account manager. She will report into Simon Garrido, head of trade sales and will work with recently appointed field-based business development executives to develop relationships and increase sales. Stuart previously worked for Saga and Cruise & Maritime Voyages as a field sales rep.
Ken Slattery has joined Team San Jose as vice president of sales and destination services. Previously, he spent more than 14 years with Omni Hotels and Resorts. He was also national sales manager at the Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation.
French online tour operator Mister Fly has named Olivier Roche as marketing manager. Previously, Roche spent six years as digital director of the TUI Group and nine years as e-commerce director of the Marmara Group. Roche also helped with the launch of two startups: Travel Price.com and PromoVacances.com.