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


1. Elewana appoints new Director of Sales & Marketing

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Elewana is pleased to announce the appointment of James Haigh to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing, effective from 1 March 2016.

Joining the Elewana team based in Nairobi, James will lead the group’s sales and marketing activities and will play a pivotal role in delivering a number of key initiatives during 2016 and 2017.

This includes initiatives aimed at providing enhanced solutions to Elewana’s trade partners across the globe and ensuring the group continues to deliver guest experiences of the highest level.


2. House of Travel Australia expands management structure


House of Travel Australia is delighted to announce the internal promotion of Grant Campbell to Chief Operating Officer (COO). This newly created role, with day-to-day operational responsibility for TravelManagers and eventually Hoot Holidays was created specifically to meet the growing demands of both companies.

House of Travel Australia Chief Executive Officer Joe Araullo is heartened by the companies’ continual focus on investing in its people and proactive ability to future proof its business.

“House of Travel Australia is a company that really cares about its people and recognizing talent and providing opportunities for internal growth is also of absolute importance to us,” he said.

“The company is constantly reviewing its performance to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency is achieved. The creation of the COO role and expansion of the leadership team is clearly reflective of this.

“We recognize effective leadership and management support is crucial to the success of our business and we are constantly look at ways to be forward thinking and innovative.”

Campbell’s initial focus as COO is to assume direct and overall responsibility for TravelManagers and he is looking forward to the challenge.

At a time when many companies are downsizing, TravelManagers continues to expand for the benefit of their personal travel manager network.

Campbell continues to report to Araullo, with TravelManagers Executive General Manager Michael Gazal reporting through to Campbell.

Campbell will also retain direct oversight of House of Travel Australia’s financial performance and reporting with day-to-day financial operations now managed by the newly created Financial Controller role.

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