Air France-KLM has named Benjamin Smith as CEO. Previously the CEO of Air Canada, he becomes the first overseas leader of Air France-KLM. Smith came to Air Canada in 2002 and has held several high-ranking positions.



Virgin Atlantic has appointed Yuli Thompson as vice president of North America, overseeing the airline’s day-to-day commercial operations and brand development for the region. She joined the carrier in 2006 and has had stints in distribution, alliances and revenue management. She most recently was vice president-pricing and ancillary revenues.



Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Catherine Higgins Whiteside as vice president of
marketing in the Americas, responsible for the creation and execution of strategic marketing programs to build consumer awareness, deliver exceptional experiences and drive loyalty. She
had been chief marketing and communications officer at Anchor Bank and spent 10 years as vice president of marketing at Wells Fargo Bank.


G6 Hospitality LLC, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the US and Canada, has named Greg Juceam as president and COO. He had been CEO of BRE Hotels and Resorts, a real estate investment trust. He has also held senior roles at Interstate Hotels and Resorts and InterContinental Hotels Group.



Reed & Mackay, a travel and event management company, has appointed Alex Cousins as global director-client services. She will lead an account management team as the company grows across existing and future markets. She had been director of global client services for Corporate Travel Management UK.