Re­gional Di­rec­tor

Business Traveller (Africa) - - PEOPLE ON THE MOVE -

Pre­ferred Ho­tels & Re­sorts has ap­pointed

John Wat­son as Re­gional Di­rec­tor for Africa. Wat­son is tasked with the re­ten­tion and ex­pan­sion of the brand's sub-Sa­ha­ran African port­fo­lio and, sup­ported by the Cape Town re­gional of­fice, will lead de­vel­op­ment ef­forts in bour­geon­ing travel markets. Prior to join­ing Pre­ferred, Wat­son spent more than six years in UAE, hold­ing se­nior ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions at Auris Group of Ho­tels and Habtoor Hos­pi­tal­ity. His 35 years of in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence en­com­passes lux­ury re­sort and city ho­tel man­age­ment, rev­enue man­age­ment, sales & mar­ket­ing, and F&B in South Africa, UAE, UK, and The Nether­lands.

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