Los Angeles, CA – 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. With immediate effect, Wiseman will oversee America operations for Cox and Kings India Ltd. He will be available in the Cox & Kings, Los Angeles office from October 8, 2012.
“We are pleased to have an industry veteran such as Mr. Wiseman join our organization to head the operations for the U.S. market,” said Peter Kerkar, Executive Director, Cox and Kings India Ltd. “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.”
With more than 20 years 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 evolving Cox & Kings’ luxury offerings across the globe.
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 frequent 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.
Offering the richest travel experiences ranging from high-end luxury to the more value-driven escorted group tours, Cox & Kings provides once-in-a-lifetime 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.