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Posted on November 24th, 2015

Q&A With Kevin Froemming

Recommend’s contributing writer Donna Ray had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Froemming, executive v.p. & chief marketing officer for Playa Resorts Management, at the Nov. 19 grand re-opening celebration of Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.
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Filip Boyen

Posted on November 17th, 2015

Q&A With Small Luxury Hotels of the World’s New CEO Filip Boyen

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is sporting a new look under the helm of a new CEO for its 25th anniversary year.
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Posted on November 17th, 2015

The Scoop on Dream Vacations From the Creative Minds Behind It

Here's the scoop on what you need to know about CruiseOne's new brand—Dream Vacations—from the creative minds that put this new initiative together.
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Posted on October 27th, 2015

Q&A With One&Only Resorts’ New Vice President of Marketing Mike Bonner

Travel industry veteran Mike Bonner joined One&Only Resorts’ team as the newly appointed vice president of marketing last month after working for more than two decades in various sales and marketing positions at well-recognized cruise and hospitality companies, including Celebrity Cruises, Maybourne Hotel Group, and most recently, Silversea Cruises.
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Posted on September 18th, 2015

Q&A With Central Holidays’ New V.P. of Latin America and Cuba Division

After many years of serving as the executive vice president of the South America division at LATOUR, Arthur Berman has joined Central Holidays as vice president of the company’s newly created Latin America and Cuba division.
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Posted on August 5th, 2015

Q&A with Stanford Court’s New Director of Sales & Marketing

Stanford Court, a Highgate Hotels property, is located atop San Francisco's Nob Hill. Recommend caught up with Ruben Barahona, the new director of sales and marketing to get the scoop on what new programs will be added and what role agents play for the property.
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Rendering of the Crystal Esprit marina and the submarine.

Posted on August 3rd, 2015

Q&A With Crystal Cruises’ Edie Rodriguez

Following Crystal Cruises' recent brand expansion announcements, Recommend took the opportunity to chat with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Cruises' president and CEO, to discuss what this means for the cruise line.
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Overlooking Cardiff. (Photo courtesy: Paloma Villaverde de Rico)

Posted on July 27th, 2015

Q&A With Lauren Summers, Director of Marketing, Visit Wales North America

Lauren Summers, director of marketing, Visit Wales North America, talks to Recommend about why Wales should be on a Great Britain itinerary.
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Inside the Eishole Ice Cave in Austria. (Photo credit: Richard Rico)

Posted on July 13th, 2015

Virtuoso Agent Staci Kimball Gives Us the Scoop on Adventures by Disney

Virtuoso agent Staci Kimball gave us her take on what it's like to sell the Adventures by Disney product and what she learned from her recent travels to Central Europe with the tour operator.
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Adolfo Perez, Carnival's new v.p. of trade sales and marketing.

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Q&A with Carnival’s New V.P. of Trade Sales & Marketing

Adolfo Perez, a 33-year veteran of Carnival Cruise Lines, started his new role as the company's v.p. of trade sales and marketing this month. Recommend had a chance to catch up with him this week to get the scoop on what changes he plans to bring to his new role, and what that means for travel agents.
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