Erick Garnica has been named director of leisure travel industry sales for Discover The Palm Beaches. A veteran of more than 15 years in the tour and travel industry, Garnica joins the Palm Beach organization from the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, where he served for five years. Previously, he was senior international tourism sales manager for the Lee County (Fla.) Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Miriam Chovanec has been named senior international tourism sales manager for the Philadelphia CVB. She’ll be working with in-country representation firms across Europe and will promote Philadelphia to South American audiences, with a focus on Brazil. Chovanec was most recently senior sales manager at the Sofitel Washington, D.C.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Elsa Le Moigne as sales director France. She reports to Brigitte Nisio, CEO of CWT France, and joins the France management committee. She was previously a director in the CWT Solutions Group consulting department where she recently developed and led the outsourcing unit in Europe. Le Moigne has been part of the CWT Group for nine years and has 13 years of experience in consulting and business travel.
Kate Kane Bewley has left the Southern Indiana Tourism Bureau to take on a position in group sales with Churchill Downs in group sales. Before her tenure with the Southern Indiana Tourism Bureau, she was sales manager at the Louisville CVB.
Livn, the Sydney-based aggregator of bookable tour and activities product, has appointed Raja Natesan to lead sales and marketing in India, while it also seeks to appoint a similar professional to be based in Singapore while covering Southeast Asia opportunities. Previously, Natesan held senior positions at Yatra and TUI India, and more recently as CEO of Uniglobe South Asia. Livn’s distribution platform now features more than 30,000 products across 3000 destinations and 196 countries.