Ian Chambers has been named head of media and digital marketing at TUI UK and Ireland. Chambers joins the company after serving Monarch Airlines for more than a dozen years in a variety of senior positions, including that of chief commercial officer, for Monarch Airlines which, along with Monarch Holidays, shut down three months ago.
Julie Greenhill has joined The Greg Evans Consultancy in London as director. Greenhill has more than three decades of experience in the UK tour and travel Industry, holding various roles including product and marketing managerial posts for the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. She has worked in representation since 2007 serving such clientele as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Texas, Scottsdale, Louisiana and the Deep South.
Steve Ellis has been hired to assist U.S. Tours, a leading American tour operator, with sales, marketing and strategic planning. Ellis has been a leader in the Tour and Travel Industry for 40 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and unique experience to this new role. Ellis recently retired from Dixie Stampede where he worked these past 6 years after selling his business “Steve Ellis Tours” to U.S. Tours, which is owned by Bob Cline.
Gustavo Syllos has left his position as chief marketing officer of São Paulo-based Costa do Sauípe after little more than two years in the job. The move follows the recent acquisition of Costa do Sauípe by the Rio Quente Group. Costa do Sauípe CEO Mark Campbell is expected to remain with the company, but will return to the position of Operations Director, making room for Rio Quente’s CEO, Francisco Costa Neto. Syllos said he will return to his consulting firm, Form and Content.
Decolar.com, one of the largest OTAs in Brazil, confirmed that André Alves no longer holds the position of country manager of the company in Brazil. The company’s commercial flight manager, Paulo Padula, is temporarily in charge. The company gave no reason for the departure of Alves, although it did indicate that there were no immediate plans to name replace Alves.
In France, Claude Blanc (left) is leaving his position as president and co-director of Travel & Co. He had co-founded the group with Jacques Judéaux (right), who remains alone at the head of the company. Blanc remains a 20 percent shareholder and wants to embark on a new start-up project that he does not yet want to disclose. Travel & Co is the owner of East West Travel, which includes Australia Tours, Alma Latina and Asia Infiny, Terres de Charme, Back Roads brands and Local Travel Heroes brands. Discover Albany also created a new position, partnership & community relations manager and promoted Danielle Walsh serve in this role. Walsh was formerly sales coordinator.
Discover Albany kicked off the New Year with the announcement of three new hires to the sales and marketing departments, including Jay Cloutier, who will serve as director of sales, and Michelle Santos, who will serve as the new marketing coordinator and social media strategist. Cloutier, who previously worked for the Albany CVB for six years beginning in 1999, was most recently a group sales manager for three conference hotels in Albany. Santos previously worked at a boutique public relations firm in New York City and as a project manager at Albany-based Behan Communications. Discover Albany also created a new position, partnership and community relations manager, and promoted Danielle Walsh to serve in this role. Walsh was formerly sales coordinator. And Sara Reed has also joined Discover Albany, serving as the new sales/services administrator. Before joining Discover Albany, Reed was a financial service representative for Nationwide Financial.