New appointment fore Sabre

Travel technology company Sabre Corporation has named Roshan Mendis as senior vice president of its global distribution system (GDS) and corporate travel business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa effective July 1. The appointment aligns with Sabre’s focus on continuing international growth. In the new pan-regional leadership capacity, Mendis will expand his current responsibilities…

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Flight Centre Travel Group acquires Opodo Corporate

Flight Centre Travel Group has announced plans to expand its business travel foothold in Germany, following the acquisition of Opodo Corporate from eDreams. Opodo Corporate will operate as FCTG Corporate until the end of this year and transition to Flight Centre’s travel management brand, FCM, from January 2018. FCM has had a presence in Germany…

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Smarke seeks crowdfunded cash for expansion

In an era of the burgeoning holiday rental and a growing Airbnb market, two tech entrepreneurs from Lebanon are crowdfunding to unveil their new digital doorkey start-up, Smarke, to a global audience. Smarke is a hardware and software concept that allows users to close and open their door locks using an app on their smartphones…

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Kaur joins Travelport leadership team in EMEA

Travelport has appointed Jasmeen Kaur to the role of head of product and solutions, EMEA. Formerly director of regional product and strategy for northern Europe, Kaur is now responsible for providing product support and technical solutions and consultancy to the commercial teams across EMEA. With a focus on product prioritisation and delivery of product development…

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The Priceline Group names Glenn Fogel CEO

The Priceline Group has named Glenn Fogel, the company’s current Head of Strategy and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, CEO of the company, effective January 1, 2017. Current Interim CEO and non-Executive Chairman of the Board Jeff Boyd, who served as the company’s CEO from 2002-2013, Chairman of the Board since 2013 and Interim…

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Sabre names Sean Menke president, CEO

Sabre Corporation’s board of directors has appointed Sean Menke as president, CEO and a member of Sabre’s board, effective Dec. 31, 2016. Menke will succeed Tom Klein, who has served as president, CEO and board member since 2013. “After an extensive search of qualified candidates, the board unanimously concluded that Sean is the right choice to…

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