Flight Centre Travel Group’s hotels and accommodation business BHMA has announced the appointment of experienced international hotelier Paul Wilson to the position of executive vice president commercial.
Offering extensive commercial experience leading major brands across the Asia Pacific, London, South Africa and Australia, Mr Wilson will oversee sales, revenue, distribution, ecommerce and marketing communications for BHMA.
Prior to joining BHMA, Mr Wilson was vice president of sales, revenue and distribution for Thailand’s largest hotel brand, Centara Hotels & Resorts where he was in charge of 16 global offices, 11 national account managers, property DOS teams and the company’s revenue and distribution structure.
Mr Wilson has also worked as regional sales & marketing director and national conference & incentive director for the Australian Mantra Group and meeting and events director for Park Plaza Hotels and Resorts in London.
He said he was looking forward to applying his vast international experience to deliver on BHMA’s growth aspirations.
“This is a tremendously exciting time for luxury travel. BMHA is a driving-force in redefining the luxury market and I am deeply privileged to join the team with a shared vision of delivering unprecedented growth, success and winning culture.
“Working cross-culturally is one of the most rewarding aspects of my role, and I’ve been proud to identify and build lasting relationships with the best players in each region. I look forward to continuing this work and welcoming a new era of truly distinctive travel with BHMA,” Mr Wilson said.
Managing director of BHMA, Kent Davidson, said the company would benefit strongly from Mr Wilson’s commercial leadership experience.
“We are very excited to welcome Paul to this new position for BHMA, where he will be part of the senior executive team.
“This is a critical role for the company as we progress our exciting and challenging growth objectives, and one for which Paul is very well equipped,’’ he said.
BHMA CEO Peter Lucas said Mr Wilson was a natural fit for the company.
“Paul has an excellent track record of success in all aspects of commercial hotel operations across the globe which will be huge benefit for BHMA in our expansion phase,’’ he said.