American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Julie Avenel as vice president, global business consulting. Based in France, she has been with GBT for more than nine years, most recently as director, global supplier relationships for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Before joining GBT, she worked at The Boston Consulting Group and Accor.


Marriott International has named Brian King as president of the Caribbean and Latin America region, to take effect next January. He will report to Craig Smith, who will assume the role of group president, international at that time. A 27-year Marriott veteran, King currently serves as Global Officer, overseeing distribution, revenue strategy, customer engagement centers, sales and planning.



ATPCO announced that Robert Albert, executive vice president of retailing at ATPCO and founder and former CEO of Routehappy, is leaving his full-time position at ATPCO. He will continue with the company in a consultative position as senior advisor. Over the past 2-and-a-half years, according to a statement, Albert led the successful integration of Routehappy into ATPCO and helped establish retailing as a core focus for the company, alongside pricing. ATPCO’s acquisition of Routehappy in 2018 – which was the first-ever acquisition by the airline-owned industry organization – was a key part of the 55-year-old company’s evolution to an airline platform that delivers essential infrastructure for both pricing and retailing.