The Dorchester Collection, a luxury hotel group, has appointed Arabella El Barkouki as global director of sales. She brings over 20 years of experience in luxury hospitality, and the appointment marks her return to Dorchester. She first joined the brand in 2008, eventually becoming director of sales and marketing for one of the group’s properties. She went on to hold several sales leadership positions with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, most recently as vice president of global sales partners.


The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) announced the appointment of Laura Chadwick as president and CEO. She previously served as vice president, industry relations at the XR Association (XRA), where she launched the new organization’s membership, marketing and development efforts. Prior to that, Chadwick led the corporate member engagement and technology policy lobby at the National Restaurant Association.