Regional destination management company Destination Asia has announced promotions across its Thailand and China branches. The details are as follows:
Destination Asia Thailand
Philip Wigglesworth has been promoted to the position of general manager for the company’s Thailand branch.
Wigglesworth joined Destination Asia Thailand in 2011 as product and contracting manager and progressed to his recent position of business development director. In his new role he will oversee the general day-to-day management of the office and take an active role in product development and sales strategy.
Prior to moving to Thailand in 1996, Wigglesworth worked with some of the UK’s leading tour operators.
Addie Hirunkate, managing director of Destination Asia Thailand and co-founder of Destination Asia said: “Since joining Destination Asia Philip has performed at the highest level in managing the many aspects of daily production and special projects.
He has consistently demonstrated a commitment towards our company’s goals and objectives and proven to be an exceptional addition to the company. I look forward to working closely with Philip as we achieve our goals and objectives for the future and I am very confident that having him on the executive team will lead to an even brighter future for Destination Asia Thailand.”
Destination Asia China
Kaci McAllister is taking on the role of general manager for Destination Asia China, while Karen Cheng has been promoted to deputy general manager of the Shanghai office.
McAllister will lead all country operations and business development in China, and Karen will oversee the Shanghai team.
Linda Wang, managing director of Destination Asia China said: “I am so happy to announce the promotions of Kaci and Karen. Since they joined the company, they have both played an integral role in Destination Asia China’s development and continued success. I am very confident that having them on the management team will lead to an even brighter future for us.”
McAllister joined the Destination Asia team in early 2014 to lead the company’s product development throughout China.
McAllister began her career in tourism development and hospitality in rural Guizhou, China.
Cheng joined the Shanghai team in 2011 and has fourteen years of experience in the tourism industry and a degree in Tourism Marketing on her belt. A native of Shanghai, Cheng has handled hundreds of MICE programmes throughout her career, including the Beijing Olympic Games and the Shanghai Expo.
Main picture, from left: Wigglesworth, McAllister, Cheng