The Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today the appointment of Mr. Lee Kraft as the new Executive Director. Effective immediately, Mr. Kraft will continue to work in coordination with different entities of the public and private sector of the travel industry of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
“I am very excited and honored to be appointed Executive Director of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo CVB,” said Mr. Kraft. “My goal is to further enhance the development and overall positioning of this magnificent destination on both a national and international level.”
Mr. Kraft brings more than 35 years of tourism experience to his new position as Executive Director. He began his career with the British air company Dan Air Ltd., and went on to work with established travel companies including Terramar and wholesaler Destinos Mundiales (with offices in Mexico, Germany, Malaysia and various Latin American countries) Mr. Kraft has also represented top airlines throughout this career, including Aerolíneas Argentinas, Lufthansa, EL AL Israel Airlines and Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Main, Germany.
Since he arrived to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in1992, he has served as President and Vice-President of the SKAL Group, an organization that encompasses all of the tourism and travel industry sectors worldwide and served as Vice-President for SITE’s Mexico chapter, a global organization that connects the top executives in the meetings and events industry.
In addition to being a columnist for prestigious specialty lifestyle and travel publications, Mr. Kraft, born in Germany, is a naturalized Mexican citizen and serves as Honorary Consul of Germany in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.