Key appointments: Wyndham Destinations, Ovolo Group

Leisure travel company Wyndham Destinations has appointed Cheryl Ong as director of marketing for Asia-Pacific.

Prior to this role, Ong worked at Shangri-La Group, where she was Assistant Vice President of Trade Marketing in Singapore and led marketing strategy and campaigns across the brand’s four properties, 19 points of catering and two attractions.

“With 17 years of marketing experience and extensive expertise in branding, digital and e-commerce platforms, distribution networks, data analytics, content creation and social media, Cheryl is the ideal solution for us as we expand into the Asia-Pacific region,” said Barry Robinson, president and general manager of international operations, Wyndham Destinations.

“We currently operate in 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and we are confident that Cheryl will be able to further establish our brands in these markets and create demand and interest in future markets.”

Ong will be based at the company’s regional headquarters in Singapore.

Ovolo Group appoints PR agency for Southeast Asia

The Ovolo Group has appointed Catalyst Communications as its PR agency for Southeast Asia, overseeing corporate communications for its hotels in Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia and supporting global expansion plans.

Industry veteran Gaynor Reid, who has over 20 years experience in hospitality and travel public relations, will lead the account.

A former journalist and editor, Reid was until recently vice president of communications and CSR for Accor Asia-Pacific and also worked as media and community relations manager for the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

“Gaynor is a communications rock star with a wealth of experience and network to represent the Ovolo Group as we emerge from the Covid pandemic and seek to expand our hotels into new markets,” said Stephen Howard, marketing director of the Ovolo Hotels group. .

“Gaynor will help us build Ovolo’s reputation and profile in our key markets.”
Reid said she looks forward to working with the Ovolo team to bring the brand to a wider audience and shine a light on its hotels and people.

“It is a pleasure to work with the visionary founder of Ovolo, Girish Jhunjhnuwala, who continues to disrupt the hospitality industry and is always looking for new ways to deliver a wonderful guest experience,” she said. declared.

Peter M. Doran