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BHMA sign up Paul Wilson to help spearhead expansion

BHMA, the hospitality division of Flight Centre Travel Group, has announced the appointment of Paul Wilson as its new executive vice president of commercial, effective as of 3 October.

In their search for the right person BHMA (Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia) were swayed by Wilson’s extensive commercial experience particularly with leading major hospitality brands across the Asia Pacific, London, South Africa and Australia. Wilson will oversee sales, revenue, distribution, e-commerce and marketing communications for BHMA.

Prior to joining BHMA, Wilson was vice president of sales, revenue and distribution for Thailand’s largest hotel brand, Centara Hotels & Resorts; regional sales and marketing director and national conference and incentive director for the Mantra Group in Australia, as well as meeting and events director for Park Plaza Hotels and Resorts in London.

“Lasting relationships with the best players in each region”

Commenting on his new job Wilson remarked that he was looking forward to bringing his knowledge and experience to BHMA and the challenge of building the organisation: “This is a tremendously exciting time for luxury travel. BMHA is a driving-force in redefining the luxury market and I am deeply privileged to join the team with a shared vision of delivering unprecedented growth, success and winning culture.

Wilson went on to add: “Working cross-culturally is one of the most rewarding aspects of my role, and I’ve been proud to identify and build lasting relationships with the best players in each region. I look forward to continuing this work and welcoming a new era of truly distinctive travel with BHMA.”

“Critical role for the company”

Managing director of BHMA, Kent Davidson, said: “We are very excited to welcome Paul to this new position for BHMA, where he will be part of the senior executive team. This is a critical role for the company as we progress our exciting and challenging growth objectives, and one for which Paul is very well equipped,’’ he said.

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