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Wendy Wu Tours has named Maral Karboushian as State Manager for NSW. Karboushian was previously State Sales Manager WA/NT for Excite holidays.
Anthony Hayes has jumped ship from Fantasea Cruising to SeaLink Travel Group as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Hayes will work to enhance synergies and build closer relationships with the trade. Amiana on the Bay will welcome Alexander Voegl as the property’s General Manager. Austrian-born Voegl brings 20 years of experience to the role and recently worked at L’alyana Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has been named as Patron of Business Events Sydney’s Ambassador Program. In her role, Berejiklian will support the efforts of Ambassadors in the program. Avani Hotels & Resorts has appointed Alejandro Bernabe as Vice President Operations of Avani Hotels & Resorts. Bernabe joined the company in Jan.
Jason Westbury will be the Vice Chairman of the World Tourism Alliance. In his role with the new non-government organisation, Westbury will work to foster commercial exchange for all involved in the travel & tourism industry around the world.