News for the Hospitality Executive
.Wyndham Hotel Group Appoints
as Vice President of International Marketing
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Aug. 19, 2008) Ė Wyndham Hotel Group International today announced the appointment of Andrew Dufty as vice president of international marketing.
He is responsible for developing and executing marketing plans in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific region including brand initiatives, advertising campaigns and promotions for Wyndham Hotel Groupís nine hotel brands outside of North America.
Dufty, who is based in London and reports to Jean Thomas, Wyndham Hotel Group executive vice president and chief marketing officer, previously was general manager, marketing, for British Midland Airways in Derby, U.K., Heathrow Airportís second-largest scheduled airline, responsible for global marketing strategy.
From 2002 to 2006, Dufty was head of brand communications for Barclays Bank PLC, a global financial services provider based in London, responsible for the marketing communications strategies of the Barclays and Woolwich brands. From 2002 to 2003 he served the company as head of sponsorship.
From 1996 to 2002, he worked in a variety of roles at British Airways, the U.K.ís national airline based in London, including sponsorship and promotions manager, responsible for negotiating key company sponsorships including the 2000 Olympic Games and the 2002 World Cup.
From 1995 to 1996 Dufty was product manager for Haven Holidays, the U.K.ís largest amusement park company based in London. He began his career in 1992 as an executive trainee with Gardner Merchant, a contract catering company based in London. In 1993 he was promoted to commercial manager and in 1994 to client account manager.
Dufty received his bachelorís degree in hospitality management in 1992 from Bournemouth University, Dorset, U.K.
Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), encompasses nearly 7,000 hotels representing more than 581,000 rooms in 65 countries on six continents under the Wyndham®, Ramada®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Wingate® by Wyndham, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Microtel Inns and Suites®, Hawthorn Suites®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge®, Knights Inn® and AmeriHost Inn® brands. All hotels are owned individually and operated independently or by Wyndham Hotel Management. Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
|Also See:||Peter Strebel Named President of Wyndham Worldwide; Jean Thomas Named EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Cendant's Just Acquired Brand / October 2005|
|Jean Thomas Named Corporate Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cendant's Hospitality Services Division / November 2004|