Who’s Where in Travel: New Execs at Tour Ops

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This week in the travel industry, a number of tour operators and hotels have made new executive appointments.

This week Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold welcomed Rhonda Miller as the new district sales manager for the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Miller, who officially started on July 23, is based in the Pacific Northwest and reports to Director of Sales Shannon McGee Whitebread. Prior to Insight, Miller spent three years as the west coast director for Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine for United Airlines.

Also this week IWorld of Travel, a company with a portfolio of tour operators worldwide, added Kelly Swift to its team as the COO, global marketing and partnerships. Swift has more than 20 years of experience in creating and executing strategic marketing campaigns for top national and international brands, including National Geographic.

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In hotel news, this week Canyon Ranch appointed Jack Breisacher as managing director of its flagship resort in Tuscon, AZ. He joins Canyon Ranch with over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including the launch of the brand’s first international expansion in Kaplankaya, Turkey.

In San Diego, this week Noble House Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Andrew Ladd as director of sales for Kona Kai Resort & Spa, the hotel group’s property on the tip of Shelter Island. Before joining Kona Kai Resort & Spa, Ladd was director of sales & marketing for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows in San Diego.

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