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Who got a new gig this week? Check out this week’s travel industry movers & shakers!

Who got a new gig this week? Check out this week’s travel industry movers & shakers!



1. Scenic gets a South Americas expert

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Scenic has appointed Constanza (Connie) Stickforth to the new role of South America Operations Manager.

Based in Buenos Aires, her focus will be on looking after the luxury travel company’s South American & Antarctic operations as they continue to grow in 2016 including managing relationships with all suppliers, and overseeing Scenic’s team of 20 tour directors and all ground operations.

With over 15 years’ experience in the travel industry, Connie has worked with both Swissair and the US-based company Vantage where, for over a decade she was involved in areas such as operations and tour director coordination, before being appointed Regional Manager for the Americas.

Connie was born in Argentina and raised in the German quarter of Buenos Aires – she boasts Brazilian, Argentinean, Uruguayan and Paraguayan heritage.

A keen traveller, Connie has traversed the globe people-watching and immersing herself in the many unique cultures she encountered along the way.


2. Sofitel Melbourne on Collins’ new appointment

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Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is delighted to announce the appointment of Shane Douglas to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing.

With more than 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing within 5-star hotels around Australia, Shane will bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills to Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.

Shane comes to Sofitel Melbourne On Collins from his role as Director of Sales and Marketing at The Langham Sydney where he was involved a strategic capacity in the closure, repositioning and reopening of one of Sydney’s most exclusive harbourside retreats.

Shane has previously worked at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto where he held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing and was Director of Sales at the Park Hyatt Melbourne.


3. New Graphic Designer for Sigatoka River Safari

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Fijian tour operator, Sigatoka River Safari, has appointed William Lomaloma as the new Graphic Designer.

William, fresh from studying Graphic Design and Signage and Textile at the Fiji National University, will take on this newly created role that will see him mange the design and production of the website and any marketing collateral including brochures, flyers, banners, posters, business cards and logos that are produced for Sigatoka River Safari, Off Road Cave Safari, Water Blob and River Jets (Thrill Ride).

William sees his role with the award winning Sigatoka River Safari as the perfect fit for him because of his love for the outdoors.


4. Sabre appoints GM of HK operations

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Sabre Corporation announced today that it has appointed Fanny Yeung as general manager of its Hong Kong operations for Sabre Travel Network.

In her new role, Yeung will be responsible for the growth of the market, strengthening the company’s strategic partnerships, while advocating for the adoption of Sabre’s innovative travel technologies with its travel agent and supplier prospects and customers.

Yeung previously served 20 years with Abacus, the Asia Pacific region’s leading travel solutions provider that was recently acquired by Sabre. She then moved to Travel Innovation Partners where she became Director responsible for product analysis and implementation support for the company’s Asia-based customers.

Yeung replaces Agatha Lee who has been heading the local Abacus business for the past year, on placement from Cathay Pacific. Lee now returns to the carrier with the sincere thanks of the Sabre executive and Hong Kong team.

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