Rouse to lead technology development at Flight Centre corporate brands

Flight Centre Travel Group has appointed Michel Rouse as corporate chief technology officer, EMEA, to drive strategic development of technology solutions for its business travel and MICE brands. These include FCM Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller, cievents, Stage & Screen Travel Services and Flight Centre Business Travel. Rouse joins from leading global travel technology provider Amadeus…

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Okerstrom to lead Expedia as Khosrowshahi bows out

Expedia has announced that its board of directors has approved the appointment of Mark Okerstrom, currently chief financial officer and executive vice president of operations, to succeed Dara Khosrowshahi as president and chief executive of the company. Khosrowshahi was appointed chief executive of Uber earlier this week. Okerstrom will also join Expedia’s board of directors,…

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Eccles to lead public relations at Travelport

Julian Eccles has joined Travelport as its new vice president for public relations and corporate communications. He replaces Kate Aldridge who has decided to leave the company later this year. Eccles’ previous roles include time as vice president for corporate communications at the international telecoms and media company Millicom. He also worked in communications director…

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Alabama launches civil rights app for Black History Month

The Alabama tourism department’s Civil Rights Trail App is launching multimedia updates to commemorate Black History Month. The mobile application allows users to walk in the footsteps of the Civil Rights Movement by exploring the people, places and events that brought Alabama into the international spotlight and changed the course of history. Users can do…

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