Industry People 10-14-2005

Spinetta Recognized With Tourism Award Jean-Cyril Spinetta, chairman and CEO of Air-France-KLM, was awarded the first World Tourism Forum for Peace Award at Counterpart International’s 40th Anniversary Benefit reception. Jacques Pichot, secretary general of Air France, officially accepted the Wo


Spinetta Recognized With Tourism Award

Jean-Cyril Spinetta, chairman and CEO of Air-France-KLM, was awarded the first World Tourism Forum for Peace Award at Counterpart International’s 40th Anniversary Benefit reception.

Jacques Pichot, secretary general of Air France, officially accepted the World Sustainable Tourism Award on behalf of Spinetta, which was presented by Counterpart’s president and CEO, Lele LeLaulu and masters of ceremonies Alexandra and Phillippe Cousteau.

“The World Sustainable Tourism Award was initiated after the December 2004 Summit on Sustainable Tourism as a vehicle to acknowledge the contributions of organizations committed to making the world a better place,” added Lelaulu.


Cumberbatch Gets New Post

Almond Resorts International has appointed Wm. Monty Cumberbatch to the position of regional director of operations. He is now responsible for overseeing all Almond Beach Resort properties. Cumberbatch has 30 years’ experience managing various departments in the hotel industry. Before starting with Almond Resorts in 1991, he was general manager of the Rockley Resort and Beach Club.


New Managers at AOCVB

Chris Nuccio and Jennifer Adams joined the tourism department of the Anaheim/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau (AOCVB).

Nuccio joins the tourism department as manager of tourism development. She will handle the Australian and New Zealand markets, in addition to several domestic markets. Her responsibilities will include organizing fam tours, coordinating sales calls and developing new tourism business.

Adams comes to the AOCVB from the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau where she held the position of marketing manager. She joins the AOCVB’s tourism department as marketing manager and her new responsibilities include managing convention and consumer marketing programs, as well as being involved in market research and data management.


Wischemeyer Joins A&K

Linda Wischemeyer joins luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent as vice president of a new Private Jet division.

With more than 35 years of industry experience, Wischemeyer comes to A&K from her most recent position as president of Starquest Expeditions.

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