Barbara Newton has been named President & CEO of the California Travel Association (CalTravel), the state's collective trade organization representing and advocating for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
Mike Campbell, Executive Vice President Human Resources & Labor Relations, has informed Delta's Board of Directors of his decision to retire on October 1, 2014, after 40 remarkable years in the industry.
A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, Hyde will lead community relations and charitable giving in the continental United States and Hawaii, collaborating with civic leaders and organizations affecting Alaska Airlines.
Benjamin Smith, previously Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, is appointed to the new role of President, Passenger Airlines. In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Smith will now have cost as well as revenue oversight for passenger airline activities, with a view to optimizing the operating profitability of Air Canada, consistent with organizational structures at other large U.S. and European airlines. Mr. Smith continues to report to Mr. Rovinescu in this role.
Jack Smith, currently Southwest Airlines' Vice President of Ground Operations, is being promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, overseeing Technical Operations, Ground Operations, and Cargo and Charters. Jack is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, joining Southwest from AirTran Airways, where he served as Senior Vice President of Customer Service.
Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. announced the election of Manuel A. Diaz as an independent director to the Company's Board from September 3, 2014. Mr. Diaz will bring extensive public service and community expertise to the Board, having served as Mayor of Miami from 2001 to 2009, and is credited with Miami's resurgence as a world class, vibrant city.
The Los Angeles Convention Center is the focal point of the City's tourism strategy: to drive economic development and job creation by attracting convention business, out of town visitors, and the related hotel, restaurant, and entertainment revenue they generate.
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that David Dingle has been appointed chairman of Carnival UK and David Noyes, currently executive vice president operations, has been promoted to the CEO role, with operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.
Northstar Travel Media has promoted Bob Sullivan to President of the Travel Group. Sullivan is now responsible for Northstar's Retail Group (Travel Weekly and TravelAge West,) PhoCusWright, the Business Travel News Group, Your Travel Insider, Mountain Travel Symposium, Web In Travel, and the retail travel group in Asia and China, including Travel Weekly China and Travel Weekly Asia.