Mar. 2009

Olivier Dombey Joins HotelTravel.com as Chief Information Officer

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PHUKET, 30 March, 2009 – HotelTravel.com has appointed Olivier Dombey as the company’s Chief Information Officer based at its corporate headquarters in Phuket, Thailand.

Mr Dombey has over 20 years experience in hospitality and travel distribution, consulting and marketing, most recently as Board Advisor for Shanghai-based DerbySoft. Prior to this he was Regional Vice President Asia Pacific - Pegasus Solutions for four years based in its Beijing office.
He was Managing Director and founder of China-based Ou Yang Business Consulting, a business specializing in electronic distribution marketing for the Chinese market. Before relocating to China he spent seven years as Managing Partner of UK-based leading travel distribution and marketing consultancy, Partners in Marketing.

Mr Dombey was also Director of Marketing, Seychelles Tourist Board, for two years and Director Business Development at Galileo International for three years, both based in the UK.

He formerly was a board member of HEDNA (Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association) to represent Asia Pacific, and was Chairman for the UK’s largest travel industry association (CIMTIG).

HotelTravel.com Chief Executive Officer, Blair Speers, said the company was ramping up its marketing and communication efforts to make HotelTravel.com a global leader in online hotel reservations.

“We are delighted Olivier has joined the executive team at HotelTravel.com. He gives us a new level of expertise in off line marketing, management and brand building that complements our existing strengths of online SEO and Internet marketing. He is very well respected in the travel industry and e-distribution sector and we believe he will help position the HotelTravel.com brand top-of-mind for Internet consumers looking for great hotel deals online,” Mr Speers said. -----ends-----

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