ONLY IN THEATRES
The urban jungle just got a little wilder. South Africa Tourism
premiered its debut film “Wild Safari 3D: A South African
Adventure” in New York City(shown above) and Los Angeles.
Dr. Felicia Suttle, newly appointed president of
South Africa Tourism presided over the event. As part of a new
marketing campaign, South Africa Tourism has sponsored a new
picture that takes audiences on a 3D, IMAX journey through South
Africa’s national parks. Audience members get a first person
perspective as they explore the South African countryside in search
of the illusive “Big Five”: elephants, cape buffalos, rhinos,
leopards and lions.
OSGOOD HONOREDElaine Osgood
, president of Atlas Travel
International, was named “Top Women Business Builder.” The
competition, seeking the best businesses in North America, was
sponsored by Fast Company magazine. The award was presented at the
Women President’s Organization annual meeting in April.
ORTLOFF NEW GM AT WESTINSig K. Ortloff
has been named general manager of
the Westin Casaurina Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas. Previously,
Ortloff worked at Le Merigot Beach Hotel & Spa in Santa Monica,
Calif. He has more than 30 years of experience in upscale
hospitality venues worldwide.
Ortloff is currently responsible for overseeing the hotel, food
and beverage, meetings, casino, spa and fitness facilities at the
property. He supervises more than 700 staff members.
DUNWOODY RETURNS TO HALCharlie Dunwoody
has been named western division
sales director for Holland America Line. Most recently, Dunwoody
was senior vice president for Cruise Holidays in Minneapolis,
Minn., and before that was director, national accounts for HAL.
In his 23 years in the travel industry, Dunwoody has worked for
Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Pan American World
PHILLIPS AND WATZKA PROMOTED
Marriott Vacation Club has promoted Bill Phillips
and Peter Watzka
to executive vice president
As executive vice president of resort development, Phillips is
now responsible for worldwide development, feasibility, business
planning and sales center development.
Watzka, as chief customer officer and executive vice president,
leads all disciplines related to customer interaction from sales
and marketing and operations to owner services for the