Ayana Komodo Resort hires cruise director, ops manager

From left: Thomas Demesmaker and Ricardo Ferreira

Ayana Hotels has appointed Thomas Demesmaker and Ricardo Ferreira as cruise director and operational manager respectively at the 205-room Ayana Komodo Resort, opening on Waecicu Beach in Flores island, Indonesia, come September.

Demesmake, who has more than 13 years of experience in the Maldives in operational and cruise director roles for liveaboard vessels, will be at the helm of Ayana Lako di’a, the resort’s 54m-long phinisi boat with nine bedrooms.

From left: Thomas Demesmaker and Ricardo Ferreira

Meanwhile, Ferreira will head the operations of all daily excursions and water activities including kayaking, SUP, fishing, diving and snorkelling, and the additional leisure boats for the Lako di’a fleet at AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach.

The Portuguese has vast operational experiences from St Maarten to Mozambique, where he has led a dive center, marine biology centre, numerous boats, and extensive water activities on a private island in the Maldives.

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