will assume his
responsibilities on 24 January 2011.
Claudio Loretz has been appointed General Manager of Kuoni Destination Management's sales office in Atlanta as of 24 January 2011.
In this position, he
succeeds Charles A. Van Elten who left Kuoni Destination Management
to pursue further career opportunities outside of the company.
brings with him 18 years of experience in the travel and related industries.
was responsible in general and operational management, product development as well as marketing & sales management.
Claudio Loretz was previously employed by Kuoni in various functions, most recently as Regional Sales Manager, North-Eastern USA, based in New York, USA.
He studied Tourism Management and graduated from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1994.
additionally fine-tuned his
management skills by taking further courses and taking part in various company-internal and industry-related trainings.
He is a guest lecturer at various travel and tourism associations.
In his function as General Manager, Claudio Loretz will be responsible for overseeing all operational, sales and marketing activities of the Atlanta sales office, and will manage a team of 15 employees.