Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has appointed Michael Parsons to the new role of Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications.

Parsons joins from Mastercard where he recently held the role of Director, Strategic Merchant and Co-Brand Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he worked with Accor as Vice President Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Asia Pacific.

“Michael is a highly accomplished and dynamic executive who brings more than 20 years of hospitality and marketing expertise to the business,” said Wyndham Destinations President and Managing Director, International Operations, Barry Robinson.

“We are confident his strong background in branding and communications, digital performance, business development and experience leading international teams, will provide forward-thinking leadership to assist our expansion across Asia and other international markets.”

A division of Travel + Leisure Co., Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has nearly 20 travel brands across its resort, travel club and lifestyle portfolio.

Parsons, who will be based at the corporate head office in Singapore, will oversee marketing, communications and brand strategy including of Wyndham Destinations’ vacation clubs, e-commerce sites, and managed hotel portfolio.