Riviera Travel has announced that Phil Hullah has been appointed its new chief executive. Hullah replaces David Clemson, who will stay with Riviera Travel as a shareholder and non-executive director. Hullah joined Riviera Travel in October 2019 as chief operating officer, bringing with him a wealth of senior leadership experience in consumer-facing businesses in the UK. Prior to joining Riviera Travel, Hullah served as deputy chairman of AVADO, an international digital education business that he led as chief executive from 2010 to 2018.
Marissa Werner has been promoted to the post of director of sports development at Visit Milwaukee, and will lead the new sports division for the agency. Werner, who joined the agency in 2011, as previously with the Milwaukee Bucks NBA basketball team.
Junior Tauvaa has been promoted to the post of chief sales officers for Visit Anaheim, He was previously senior vice president, sales and promotion services. Before joining Visit Anaheim in 2003, Tauvaa was senior vice president, strategic partnerships & foundation, at Meeting Professionals International, where he served for nearly six years.
Eric Antony recently joined CWT as chief product officer. She joins the company from Workfront, where she was vice president of product management.
Serko Limited has announced that it has appointed Jonathan Starkings as head of Booking.com Partnership to lead the initiative to develop and bring to market the Zeno solution with Booking.com for Business. Starkings is an experienced travel technology executive who previously held roles as Senior Director of Travel, EMEA at Groupon, Commercial Director at Expedia Group (Orbitz) and Digital Marketing and Revenue Director at Langham Hotels. He will lead the multi-functional team at Serko across design, product and technology that is working hard to bring innovative solutions to the SME business travel market with Booking.com.
John A. Klados has been named the new vice president of group sales at Perillo Tours. In this new role, Klados will be responsible for targeting and growing sales within the faith-based tourism market across the entire Perillo portfolio. Klados joins the company with more than 30 years in the travel industry and 20 years of expertise in faith-based tourism. His first introduction to faith travel was at the former Yugoslav Airlines, and is credited with creating several faith-based travel programs at companies including Trafalgar, Key Tours and, most recently, at Homeric Tours, serving as the VP of marketing and sales.
In Brazil, Wilson Silva is leaving Kontik Viagens where he served as director of customer relations and was responsible for the creation of the marketing area and brand repositioning and for high customer retention rates, through new models of management, creation of new products, services and specialized consultancies for corporate travel. Silva was also responsible for customer implementation and quality areas, having served for one year as interim director of events.