This is a roundup of product news and announcements for travel people moves in tourism and hospitality for February 2017.
Friday 3 February 2017:
establishes office in the US
- The accommodation booking site will have its first North American branch in Miami, Florida, after gaining traction with its booking-by-hour model in Brazil. The company hopes to have 200 partners hotels from the US on the system within the first two-quarters of 2017.
Thursday 2 February 2017:
sets up shop in UK
- The Travelport-backed corporate travel platform will have a base in the UK as it looks to expand into Europe and the US – its first international move outside Australia. Vicki Mills will drive the UK business as director of sales and support after moving from Comtec in July last year.
Wednesday 1 February 2017:
gets three new vice presidents
- The multi-modal search engine has created three new roles, hiring David Price as VP of product, Filippo Bonsanti as VP of marketing and Alexandra Oakley as VP of human resources. Price has come in from Spotify, Bonsanti from eBay and Oakley from Photobox.
bolsters leadership team
- Tahnee Perry has left her role at Northstar Travel Grout to become vice president of marketing at the travel tech provider. Other new senior roles include Todd Kaiser as VP and group leader of travel and expense, and Gadi Bashvitz as VP and group leader of car service.
NB: Travel people moves image via Shutterstock.