THOR Names New Managing Director


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THOR, Inc. has announced the appointment of John F. Kennedy as its managing director. In his new role, Kennedy is responsible for THOR’s overall strategy and operations.

THOR’s previous managing director, Melissa Carlston, is leaving the organization to relocate to Austria

Kennedy brings over 26 years of travel industry experience and has held a number of senior roles in high-profile hotel and hospitality organizations. Prior to joining THOR, he served as vice president, global supplier relations for RADIUS.

Kennedy has also served in leadership roles in sales, revenue management and operations for Wyndham Hotel Group, Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Based in THOR’s Broomfield, CO location, he will lead the THOR team in creating new opportunities for its member travel agencies and suppliers.

Kennedy will report directly to Niklas Andreen, global vice president, hospitality and partner marketing, Travelport.

"It is fantastic to appoint someone of John’s caliber to the managing director role at THOR; he’ll be a tremendous asset to the entire team,” says Andreen. “John will help us achieve our ambitious overall hospitality investment plans and create new value for our member travel agencies and supplier partners."

THOR, a Travelport company, offers a discounted and commissionable worldwide hotel program, which its member travel agencies use to book the best hotels for their travelers.


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