Cox and Kings India Ltd., the longest-established travel company in the world, has appointed Mr. Scott Wiseman, a veteran in the travel industry as president of C&K, The Americas.
Wiseman will oversee America operations for Cox and Kings India Ltd. and will be available in its Los Angeles office beginning Oct. 8, 2012.
“As a leader in the luxury travel industry, we look forward to carrying on our deep-rooted company legacy and continue to provide the best-in-class service and innovative travel experiences for our clientele,” said Peter Kerkar, Executive Director, Cox and Kings India Ltd.
With more than 20 years of experience in the luxury travel, hotel ownership, and franchise and management businesses, Wiseman brings great depth and understanding of the global luxury market. He possesses strong leadership and international business experience and will provide thought leadership in further developing and expanding Cox & Kings' luxury offerings around the world.
Most recently, Wiseman served as President of Abercrombie & Kent USA, where he directed sales and marketing initiatives and product development in more than 80 countries while overseeing the luxury tour operator’s organizational structure for more than six years. Prior to that, Wiseman honed his industry expertise as Vice President of Marketing for Accor North America, overseeing the Sofitel, Novotel and Ibis Brands, and as Regional Vice President of Operations at GF Management, a hospitality ownership and management company.
Wiseman is a panelist and speaker at industry association meetings and holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University; Executive Education from Cornell University; and Leadership Development Studies from the University of Maryland.
Cox & Kings offers high-end luxury and the more value-driven escorted group tours. The company also provides travel experiences to destinations including India and the subcontinent, Africa and the Middle East, the Indian Ocean islands, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and Antarctica.