has named Erik Magnuson to the newly created position of vice president-air distribution capabilities. He will be responsible for further developing the TMC’s existing private channel distribution agreements, airline engagements around the world and working relationships with GDS’s on their specialist programs. He had been serving as senior director-revenue management. He joined Carlson in 2006 working in the US and Europe for a number of divisions.Accor
has announced the appointment of Marc Dardenne as COO, luxury brands, Europe. In his new role, he will oversee the operations of about 50 luxury hotels in Europe and nine properties under development. He most recently served as COO of Amaala, a resort destination project on the Red Sea. He is also a former COO of Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Dubai.