Qantas Vacations and parent company Helloworld Travel Limited have announced the appointment of Stephen Marshall to the role of President, following the departure of Mark Punshon from Helloworld Travel’s USA Wholesale division after 10 years of service with the brand. Marshall will commence in the role on 12 November, 2018, reporting to Cinzia Burnes. He joins the Qantas Vacations team based in Los Angeles.
Stephen Marshall brings with him an extensive international travel career most recently as Director of Sales and Marketing – North America at Diethelm Travel Group in Washington D.C. His previous roles have included multiple positions within Tourism New Zealand, where he was Special Projects Manager and Premium Sector Trade Manager, both based in LA, and prior to that was General Manager for the New Zealand division of The AOT Group, also a Helloworld Travel Limited business. Stephen’s career also includes Rydges Hotels & Resorts in Auckland as well as Tui, British Airways and Thomas Cook, all in the UK.
Cinzia Burnes, Executive Director and Head of Wholesale & Inbound at Helloworld Travel Limited acknowledged and thanked Mark for his service to the company.
“We thank Mark for his work and dedication to the Qantas Vacations business over the past 10 years, he has been a great team member and most recently a great leader for the brand and we wish him all the very best for his future.
“We welcome Stephen into the position of President, a key role in our US operations. And we are so pleased to welcome him back to the company after many years since he was GM at AOT NZ. We are confident that Stephen’s knowledge and experience will be a great asset to Qantas Vacations and he will continue to build on growing the US businesses.”