Destination Asia has promoted Kaci McAllister to general manager of Destination Asia China, and Karen Cheng to deputy general manager of their Shanghai office.
McAllister will now lead all country operations and business developments in China while Cheng will head the Shanghai team in creating unique guest experiences.
McAllister joined the Destination Asia team in early 2014 to lead the company’s product development throughout China. McAllister was previously in rural Guizhou, China, pursuing a career in tourism development and hospitality, after a year-long research stint in Germany. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in German and a minor in Mandarin from Vanderbilt University.
Cheng joined the Shanghai team in 2011 and has 14 years of experience in the tourism industry. A Shanghai native, she has handled hundreds of events throughout her career, including the Beijing Olympic Games and the Shanghai Expo, and holds a degree in Tourism Marketing from Tongji University.