Diane Court has been appointed head of business development at JTA. Court will oversee the development of all JTA’s products including Needacruise and MedSun. Court joins from Destinology and has also worked for Freedom Travel, Virgin Holidays and Gold Medal.
Maria Guadalupe (Lupita) Ontiveros has been named UK sales manager at Mexico-based Velas Resorts. She joins the hotel group from her role as director of marketing and PR for Europe at the Mexican Tourist Board, which she held since 2009.
Shane O’Hare has been appointed senior vice president, marketing at Etihad Airways. O’Hare was most recently president and CEO of private jet firm Royal Jet and has also worked for Gulf Air, Star Alliance and Ansett.
Colin Horsburgh has joined Dominvs Hospitality Group as group director of sales. Horsburgh will oversee the sales and management activities for the group’s hotels. He joins from IHG where he held several senior roles in the last five years.
Yasser Al Yousuf has been named managing director of Etihad Guest, the airline’s loyalty scheme. Yousuf previously worked at Emirates Skyward and Du, joining Etihad in 2013. Most recently he was head of coalition partnerships.
Orlando Ashford has been appointed president of Holland America Line. Ashford joins the cruise line from Mercer where he was president of the talent business segment. He will oversee HAL’s sales, marketing, revenue management, itinerary planning, PR, hotel operations and strategy.