You’re Appreciated

The San Diego PATA showed its appreciation for a favorite seminar leader


To say thank you for her seminar on the history and development of Baja California at the Baja California-Mexico trade show, the San Diego Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awarded Leticia Klein with a certificate of appreciation. Klein — who gave the seminar for an audience of 50 travel agents — is a regular seminar leader for Destinations Ventures of Bend, Ore., producers of the Mexico Travel Marketplace shows. Each agent attending the seminar received a San Diego PATA Baja Specialist certificate.



Stanford Selects Givens 

Stanford Hotels Corp. has appointed David Givens as general manager of the 600-room Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio hotel. Givens has served as the general manager for Interstate Hotels for the past 12 years, servicing Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton and Doral properties. Most recently, Givens was the general manager at Sheraton Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco where he oversaw the hotel’s day-to-day operations and 230 full-time employees. In his new role, Givens will oversee all operations of the newly revamped Hilton hotel, which recently underwent a $75 million renovation.


 A Prestigious Position

Prestige Resorts & Destinations selected Debra Reasy as a regional director of sales. Reasy, the former director of sales for The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, will continue to play an active role in the Arizona hospitality community, acting as the resort’s liaison.

“Debra will help to support our ongoing efforts to identify, strategically deploy and develop a sales organization directly responsible for the success of the mountain region,” said Prestige’s regional vice president, Karlene Reed.



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