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Destination Asia China promote Kaci McAllister to General Manager & Karen Cheng to Deputy General Manager of Shanghai office

February 1, 2017 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Destination Asia, Asia’s leading destination management company recently announced the promotion of Kaci McAllister to General Manager of Destination Asia China, and Karen Cheng to Deputy General Manager of their Shanghai office.

Kaci will now lead all country operations and business development in China. Karen will lead the Shanghai team in creating outstanding and unique experiences for all of their guests.


Linda Wang, Managing Director of Destination Asia China said, “I am so happy to announce the promotions of Kaci and Karen. Since they joined the company, they have both played an integral role in DA China’s development and continued success. I am very confident that having them on the management team will lead to an even brighter future for us.”

Kaci joined the Destination Asia team in early 2014 to lead the company’s product development throughout China and was promoted to General Manager in January 2017. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Kaci earned a Bachelor’s degree in German and a minor in Mandarin Chinese from Vanderbilt University. After graduating in 2010 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant in Germany, where she spent one year at the University of Tübingen conducting historical research.

Upon completion of the grant, she moved across the world to rural Guizhou, China to pursue a career in tourism development and hospitality. She is thrilled to serve the Destination Asia China team and our clients as General Manager moving forward.

Karen joined the Shanghai team in 2011 and has fourteen years of experience in the tourism industry. A native of Shanghai, she has handled hundreds of MICE programs throughout her career, including the Beijing Olympic Games and the Shanghai Expo. Karen holds a degree in Tourism Marketing from Tongji University and is a true travel enthusiast. Her most recent adventure took her all the way to Antarctica!

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