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GoEuro boosts engineering, Bailey back at Travelport, and more…

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

Wednesday 28 February 2018

GoEuro boosts engineering

  • The company has appointed Tomas Vocetka as VP engineering. He previously held roles at Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft and will now lead GoEuro’s engineering team in Berlin. The company is also expanding through the opening of a second office in Prague.

Friday 23 February 2018

Travelport brings back Bailey

  • The distribution giant has appointed Robert Bailey to the newly created role of chief strategy officer. Bailey was previously president and CEO of Asia-based GDS Abacus. He also held roles at Galileo in the past.

Wednesday 21 February 2018

yieldPlanet announces new CEO

  • Claudio Limacher has been named to the top spot of the Warsaw-based company. Claudio succeeds Hubert Drabik.

Friday 16 February 2018

OAG names product chief

  • Vipul Nakum joins the flight information specialist as chief product officer. He was previously head of product development at Reed Business Information.

Tiqets recruits Frohling

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Bd4travel appoints commercial chief

  • The travel analytics and personalisation specialist has appointed Sean McDonald as chief commercial officer. McDonald has previously held sales roles at Expedia and Secret Escapes.

Monday 12 February 2018

Infare expands management team

  • The airfare intelligence specialist has appointed Harald Eisenaecher, former Sabre SVP for EMEA as chief commercial officer.

RedDoorz welcomes senior execs

  • The online budget hotel booking platform as announced Edward Wong as its vice president for marketing and Lalit Mangal as its chief product officer. Wong was previously regional head of country digital at Grab while Mangal held a similar role at, which he also co-founded.

TUI Group creates digital role

  • The tour operating giant has created the new role of chief digital officer and named Elke Reichart is to take the role. She was previously held senior roles at HP in Silicon Valley.

Travelport looks to Barber

  • Scott Barber becomes managing director in Australia and New Zealand for Travelport, replacing Kaylene Shuttlewood. Barber has been with the company for 10 years and was most recently director of commercial strategy for Asia Pacific.

Guestline does business with Vogt

  • The hospitality technology specialist has recruited Robert Vogt as director of business development for Benelux. He joins from his role of director of sales PMS at Amadeus.

Travelsupermarket promotes Walls

  • The travel comparison site has promoted Matt Walls to general manager. He joined in 2017 as marketing director having previously held roles within Expedia.

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