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Hostmaker hires account director, CWT recruits for traveller experience, and more…

This is a roundup of announcements related to people moves and business expansions in travel in June 2018.

Friday 29 June 2018

Hostmaker hires account director

  • The home rentals management specialist has appointed Fabrizio Giulio as account director. Giulio joins from Expedia where he was managing director of Southern Europe .

Monday 25 June 2018

Carlson Wagonlit Travel recruits chief traveller experience officer

  • The travel management firm has appointed Niklas Andreen as chief traveller experience officer. Niklas is currently senior vice president & managing director of hospitality, car, digital media, corporate and digital (Beyond Air) at Travelport. He replaces Matt Beatty at CWT and joins in September. The company’s Traveller Services are being rebranded as Traveller Experience as part of the CWT 3.0 vision.

Thursday 14 June 2018

Invia marketing and finance hires

  • The Germany-based company which includes brands such as and, has appointed Andreas Berg as its marketing chief and Tobias Walther-Merkwitz as its chief finance officer. Berg and Walther.Merkwitz previously worked within Unister Travel.

Tuesday 12 June 2018 boss becomes Ctrip observer

  • Gillian Tans, CEO of is to become an observer to the Ctrip board of directors, a position previously carried out by Booking’s Asia Pacific director. The move follows an announcement regarding the further strengthening of the relationship between the two companies.


  • The hotel management software specialist has appointed Eric Lunt as director of sales for Europe. Lunt previously held similar roles at TinkLabs and Monscierge.

Thursday 7 June 2018

Outdoorsy hires finance chief

  • The on-demand recreational vehicle and experiences platform has recruited Bob Bearden as chief financial officer. Bearden has previously worked in senior financial roles at Expedia, and Travelocity.

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Amadeus appoints retail lead

  • The company has announced that Leon Herce will lead the retail segment of its Travel Channels segment, taking over from Joost Schuring. Herce, who has been with Amadeus since 2004, will also have regional responsibility for the Travel Channels business for EMEA. Schuring is leaving the company to take up the role of CEO of Otravo.

Guestline appoints director for Germany

  • The hospitality technology company has recruited Kris Roemer to lead operations in Germany. Roemer has previously held senior sales roles across technology and hospitality companies including Sabre, Marriott and IHG.

Betterez brings in Krish

  • The ticketing and reservations management platform has appointed Jannine Krish as its marketing director. Krish has previously worked for Canada-based Metrolinx and Porter Airlines.
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