A round-up of movers and shakers in the travel industry this week.
Jason Lewis has been named director of sales and marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa at hotel distribution company SiteMinder. Lewis will work from the company’s London office as its European business grows. He will also be joined by new recruit Cassian Silins, now head of sales for Northern Europe.
Wayne Lappage has joined Portman Travel as strategic account manager. Lappage will be responsible for relationships in the south east, as well as business growth and customer satisfaction. He will be based in its Chertsey headquarters.
Mark Sterner has been appointed general manager of the recently-opened Viceroy Maldives. Sterner previously held the role of hotel manager at The Carlyle, New York for two years and was also resort manager at Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands.
Kai Winkler has been named general manager at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Turkey. Winkler joins the team from the Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich and has also worked at the Sacher Hotel, Vienna; Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof and Hotel Palace Praha, Prague.