Edison Rivas was recently named executive content manager at Trip.com Group. He joined Trip.com from Secret Escapes, where he was a regional market manager. Rivas has also worked at Jac Travel, GTA and Tourico Holidays
The Nevada Division of Tourism (Travel Nevada) has selected global tourism marketer Antonette Eckert as its chief industry development officer, leading the agency’s strategic initiatives, including its visitor experience and destination development programs. Eckert has extensive experience in global tourism marketing international brand building, destination development and integrated marketing strategies. She comes to Nevada from the San Francisco Travel Association, where she was the senior director of global tourism development. Before her tenure with the San Francisco Travel Association, Eckert was at the California Travel & Tourism Commission (Visit California), first as its advertising and co-op marketing manager, and later as its director of Asia marketing. She also served as executive director of Visit Vacaville (California)
Tony Lyle has recently been promoted to the position of chief marketing officer at the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. Lyle has been with organization for nine years, starting as director of tourism. Previously, he was director of marketing and sales for Aramark. His résumé also includes a tenure as corporate head of international marketing and sales for Vail Resorts.
David McDowell has been appointed as the new head of strategic partnerships for Attraction World, the UK-headquartered global ticket provider. McDowell will join head of product Phillipa Standley, head of marketing Neil Langdon and Laura Ayleward-Eade, who is head of finance, as part of a new leadership team at Attraction World. McDowell was previously director of strategic partnerships for the Zinc Media Group, which is based in London.
The tour operator Scott Dunn USA Luxury Travel has appointed Bridget Lackie as its new general manager of U.S. operations. Lackie, who has two decades of experience in program management, sales enablement, client relations, marketing and sales operations servicing in a mix of B2B, was previously senior managing director of global sales and guest services for Geographic Expeditions. In addition, she has also traveled extensively around the world.
Pleasant Holidays and its luxury brand, Journese, have announced the appointments of Tamara Richard (left) and Leslie Marshall as new business development managers based in Boston and San Diego, respectively. The two bring together early 50 years of combined experience in the travel and hospitality industry. They will focus primarily on helping travel advisors identify new leisure business opportunities and develop strategies to increase commission income for FIT, wedding travel and groups/incentives package bookings.
The Brazilian tour operator Flytour has announced that Flávia Possani is the new marketing director of the company. Possani has17 years of experience in the areas of communication and marketing, in major brands in the telecommunications, tourism and fashion retail segments. In her most recent experience in the tourism segment, she was responsible for leading the repositioning and strategic direction of communication at Aviva, a tourism and entertainment company in Brazil.
Leroy Bridges is leaving his position as first vice president, digital & and communications at Visit St. Pete Clearwater to join ADARA Inc., a company that is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and specializes which offers data-driven marketing solutions. It has a strong presence in the tourism industry. Bridges joined Visit St. Peter Clearwater more than nine years ago, following a two-year stint as a sports reporter at the Herald & Review in Decatur, Illinois, a job that was preceded by a nearly one-year tenure at another newspaper.
Jarrod Zurvas has been named by Variety Cruises to the newly-created role of global sales director. He joins the company from the polar specialist Quark Expeditions where he was most recently Asia Pacific sales director. Zurvas previously worked for Scenic Cruises and Tours and Carnival Corporation.
In Brazil, Rafael Ortiz has left the operator Diveras after less than a year, and Erivaldo Silva has taken over as a product manager at the company. Silva has been in tourism for over 30 years and his résumé includes tenures at Monark Turismo, Tam Viagens, MMTGapnet, Flytour and CVC.
In France, the sales team at Voyamar—a tour operator at the Marietton Développement group—is reinforcing itself, the company recently announced. As a result, Carine Rogé will be in charge of the country’s Grand Est region, which includes a dozen of the country’s departments. She will also represent Héliades, another tour operator of the Marietton group, in this geographic sector. Benoît Boutin is taking on responsibility for 17 other French departments.
From SearchWide Global:
—The City of Tacoma has an opening for a director of venue & events. More details here.
—Visit Dana Point is looking for an executive director. More details here.
—Visit Milwaukee is searching for a vice president of marketing and communications. More details here.
—Discover The Palm Beaches is looking for an associate vice president of group sales. More details here.
—Discover The Palm Beaches is searching for a director of events, tradeshow & strategic sales partnerships. More details here.
—The Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, which represents an area of coastal communities in northwestern Michigan, has an opening for a new executive director. More details here.
—The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking a senior vice president of convention sales. More details here.
—The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade is searching for a director of marketing and communications. More details here.
—In Arlington, Texas, there is an opening for president and CEO of the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau. More details here.
—Freeman is searching for a vice president, national graphics. More details here.
—Visit Dallas has an opening for a senior vice president/chief marketing officer. More details here.
—Destination Door County (Wisconsin) is looking for a president and CEO. More details here.
—There is an opening for a chief executive officer at Explore Skagit Valley in Washington State. More details here.
—In the Charlotte/Concord area of North Carolina, Great Wolf Resorts has an opening for a director of sales and catering. For details, click here
—Georgia’s Valdosta-Lowndes County Conference Center & Tourism Authority is searching for a conference sales director. More details here.
From LinkedIn Jobs: Known to many across the board in the travel and tourism industry, the LinkedIn list (click here) has numerous job opportunities posted. Following is a brief sample of some of those jobs currently listed.
—Sky Land and Ocean Travel in Philadelphia has an opening for a virtual travel coordinator. More details here.
—Barefoot Wanderlust Adventures has an opening for a travel specialist who can work from a remote location. More details here.
—New York City & Company has an opening for a coordinator, global communications. More details here.
—Delta Air Lines is searching for a specialist, reservations strategic initiatives. More details here.
From Indeed.com: We’ve taken a look at this site (click here) which says that it has hundreds of new jobs listed, including a fair number in the travel, tourism and related industries. A sampler of what to expect is below.
—The Grand Circle in Boston, Massachusetts, is searching for an inbound travel sales counselor. More details here.
—The Miles Partnership has an opening for a Travel Media Sales and Marketing Executive. Location: Remote. More details here.
—The city of Eustis, Florida is looking for an events & tourism manager. Salary range is $50,361 to $75,670 a year. More details here.
—The Philadelphia office of Tiquets, the global ticket booking company for attractions, is looking for a U.S.-based supply coordinator (the company is headquartered in the Netherlands). More details here.
—The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is looking for a vice president of guest experience. The salary range is $130,000 – $157,000 a year: More details here.
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