Janette Roush is the new managing director of marketing for New York City & Co. A long-time veteran of the city’s tour and travel industry, Roush comes to NYC & Co. from AKA NYC, where she spent nearly 8 years, lastly as vice president, insights and marketing. Previously, she’s spent many years promoting Broadway first with Theatre Direct and then with Broadway.com. She replaces Bernadette Carter who has moved on to become the Vice President of Marketing and Tourism for American Dream, the new retail and theme park complex opening at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
Carolyn J. Feimster has partnered with New Jersey-based with Woodcliff Realty Advisors LLC to lend travel and tourism consulting expertise to the company, it was announced by Rudolph E. Milian, president and CEO of the Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey-based commercial real estate consulting group. A veteran of three decades in the tour and travel industry, Feimster is also travel and tourism manager for SHOP*DINE*PLAY*USA, an alliance of shopping center clients that she represents at key travel trade shows.
John Bevan, the newly appointed chief executive for all of dnata Travel Europe’s B2B and B2C trading brands in the UK, has announced that Frank Rejwan has been named managing director, and will lead sales, marketing, product, commercial and operations. Rejwan joined the new senior leadership B2C team after having held roles in and out of the travel industry including at Abercrombie & Kent, Quintessentially and Ickenham Travel Group.
John Marshall has joined the New York City & Company as director, tourism development, established markets, serving the USA & Canada. In his new role, he will drive leisure travel to New York City’s five boroughs from these key visitor markets, reporting to Reginald Charlot, managing director, tourism development for established markets and working together with the organization’s travel trade representatives in Toronto. A lifelong New Yorker, Marshall joins NYC & Company with more than a decade of industry experience at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, where he advanced from customer care representative to sales manager.
Anaja “AJ” Sander has been appointed director of community engagement for Explore St. Louis. She joins the organization following service at the Greater St. Lois Area Council, Boy Scouts of America in a number of leadership positions, including those of district director and district executive.
Karen Riordan has been named president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, which markets Myrtle Beach. She had been president and CEO of the Greater Williamsburg (Va.) Chamber and Tourism Alliance. Riordan succeeds Brad Dean, who left the organization in March in order to become president and CEO of Discover Puerto Rico.
Premier Holidays has appointed Karen Milward as its new business development sales manager. She joined the tour operator on July 30. Previously, she worked at Wendy Wu Tours.
David Côté has been appointed by Air Canada Vacations as general manager sales, Quebec and Atlantic.
He has been with the Air Canada Vacations for the past 13 years. During this time, Côté has been a key player in forging relationships, and supporting our suppliers and B2B partners. He will report to Dana Gain and will be based in the company’s Montreal office.
Simon Eaton has been named the new head of Ireland for TUI. He succeeds Belinda Vazquez, who was promoted to retail director for TUI UK & Ireland. Eaton is currently commercial director of TUI-owned Crystal Ski Holidays. Eaton joined TUI as a rep 14 years ago and has worked in various roles in France and in commercial roles in the UK.
Sharry Sun has joined Travelzoo as global head of brand. In her new position, Sun will direct and oversee Travelzoo’s brand strategy, brand communications, and consumer journey enhancement for Travelzoo members in the newly created executive position. Sun previously served as the head of AEG China at Electrolux, and as a portfolio management executive at Bain Capital Asia. She is based in Travelzoo’s Tokyo office
Janice Bennett for 24 years at New York Cruise Lines, Inc.
Victor Belucci for 6 years as USA director at Abreu Tours
Malcom Smith for 9 years at U.S. Travel Association
Cheryl Kilday for 8 years at Visit Spokane
Roseangel Olivo for 5 years at GTA
Keri Hanson for 5 years at Macy’s
Chelsea Hoff for 5 years at Discover Los Angeles
June Fallo for 3 years at Edgar Degas House, Museum, Studio, Courtyard and Inn