By Don Douloff, November 20, 2008
Elegant Hotels Names Bonnie Nicotra Director of Marketing
Elegant Hotels Group, Barbados has appointed Bonnie Nicotra director of marketing and e-commerce.
Nicotra brings over a decade of travel experience to Elegant Hotels Group, having held relevant positions in sales, marketing, advertising and communications. Most recently, she was Caribbean regional marketing manager at TripTailor Vacations.
As director of marketing, Nicotra will pursue partnership-marketing opportunities, consumer advertising and outreach to past and present guests on behalf of Elegant Hotels’ five upscale Barbados properties.
CWT Names Mario Lopez-Belio VP, Chief Procurement Officer
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed Mario Lopez-Belio vice-president and chief procurement officer.
Lopez-Belio brings solid international experience in business development and procurement to his new position. Before joining CWT, he was vice-president, Enterprise Strategic Sourcing for Carlson, the majority shareholder of CWT and a global hotel, marketing, restaurant and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Maritz Names Greg Barry to Support Retail, Healthcare
Maritz Canada names Greg Barry as client services manager within Atlantis Creative Group at Maritz. Barry will support Maritz’s top clients in the retail packaged goods and healthcare sectors and will focus on bringing innovation to events, meetings and integrated marketing solutions.
He brings eight years experience in the corporate event industry, working with top brands on their marketing objectives. His expertise extends to event concept, management and production combined with a strong strategic and creative approach. While at Invis, Canada’s Mortgage Experts and TD Canada Trust, he planned, managed and implemented corporate events, trade shows and reward and recognition programmes.