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Industry Appointments 23 Nov 17

WELCOME to Industry Appointments, Travel Daily’s Thursday feature which has the latest job appointments from across the industry. If you have just appointed someone to a new position and would like to update the industry email appointments@traveldaily.com.au. SALA Phuket Resort and Spa has made a raft of new appointments with Anthony Van Sleeuwen taking on the General Manager role, Tony Wrigley becoming Executive Chef and Basil Scheerer appointed to the position of Food & Beverage Manager. Destination NSW has appointed Nathan Ting to the role of digital marketing services director. He has worked with many blue chip brands in...

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Window Seat 23 Nov 17

IF YOU happen to be on Waikiki Beach on Sat 09 Dec you may catch a sizeable man in red surfing on the waves into town. The big bloke himself, Santa Claus, will hit the shores of the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort with his elves in tow, where he will be greeted by a keiki hula group before posing with children and families. Guests will be able to pose with the “Hawaiian Kana Kaloka” in the resort’s lobby for a merry morning of Xmas fun. The post Window Seat 23 Nov 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors

YESTERDAY the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) hosted key Australian industry partners at an event in Sydney, to launch a new Hong Kong’s Great Outdoors campaign to the trade. HKTB marketing manager Lisa Lee outlined the new approach to more than 50 guests, saying the “skyscraper skyline city” wants to shed light on less well known aspects of the destination. The campaign includes a newly published guidebook, “Your Guide to Hiking and Cycling in Hong Kong” which showcases suggested trails to explore heritage, scenery and geological wonders of the cosmopolitan hub. Nestled alongside the city buzz are remote beaches,...

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Ahead of Thanksgiving in the US this week, tourism representative Gate 7 gathered the travel industry together as a thank you and to mark a successful year for the firm.

GATE 7 holds over a dozen US accounts including Brand USA, with Tristan Freedman, director of business development, saying “we value the partnerships we have in this incredible industry where we get to do some pretty incredible things.” Co-sponsor for yesterday’s event was Universal Studios Hollywood with Freedman adding “It’s been a huge couple of years opening up the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and also Walking Dead which was epic.” Pictured from left are Gate 7 md Jo Palmer & her team Penny Brand, Sarah Thornton, Tristan Freedman & Danielle Tuffield, together with Universal Studios senior manager sales Marie Mulhearn, third from right. The post Ahead of Thanksgiving in the US this week, tourism representative Gate 7 gathered the travel industry together as a thank you and to mark a successful year for the firm. appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Travellers Choice welcomed a record crowd for its 40th anniversary conference in Perth on the weekend, with more than 160 travel agents uniting around a theme of “20/20 Vision”.

CELEBRATING the group’s evolution from a small WA cooperative into a national group, managing director Christian Hunter paid tribute to early founders and outlined a vision for the future in which data and technology play key roles. With a gala dinner held at Crown Towers Perth, the group honoured many of its top achievers including 10 Gold Choice agencies who recorded the highest sales of preferred supplier products. Silver and Bronze winners were also recognised, along with members with 10, 15 and 20 years’ service. Ucango Travel & Cruise Centre won this year’s prestigious Brian Pateman award for Excellence. The post Travellers Choice welcomed a record crowd for its 40th anniversary conference in Perth on the weekend, with more than 160 travel agents uniting around a theme of “20/20 Vision”. appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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