Etihad Airways named Adam Phillips vice president of commercial strategy and planning,
responsible for "sales and distribution strategies across the global commercial division" and increasing ancillary revenue. Phillips had been vice president of Asia/Pacific North and the Indian subcontinent for the fast-growing national airline of the United Arab Emirates, a position filled by Craig Thomas. Alan Glover shifts from his previous role of manager of corporate sales in Dublin to replace Thomas as manager of sales in Australia.
Danny Hood, Lord Colin Marshall, Randy Smith, Jonathan Tisch and Joe Vittoria this week were inducted into BTN's Business Travel Hall of Fame.
They joined 14 members inducted in the 2011
inaugural and 2012
classes. Former WorldTravel Partners president and BCD Travel Americas president Hood helped found TRX and pioneer the industry's first direct-connect technology and one of the first online booking engines. Former Avis chief executive Marshall, who died in 2012, reshaped British Airways as a privatized business. Smith co-founded Smith Travel Research, for decades a leading firm in hospitality research. Loews Hotels CEO Tisch helped found the Travel Business Roundtable and serves as chairman emeritus of its successor organization, the U.S. Travel Association. As Avis CEO, Vittoria created the Avis Employee Stock Ownership Trust, the largest employee stock ownership plan at the time.