|January 12, 2016|
TravelClick Appoints Maria Taylor To The Position of Regional Vice President, South East Asia
|TravelClick has announced the appointment of Maria Taylor to the position of Regional Vice President, South East Asia. The appointment demonstrates the Company's ongoing commitment to investing in its leadership talent -- particularly in the Asia Pacific region -- following its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, LLC, in May 2014. The Company strives to attract top talent in the travel and tourism space to further strengthen its position as a leading provider of innovative technology and marketing solutions for hoteliers around the world.|
"With our 38,000 global hotel clients, TravelClick makes it our mission to attract and bring on board the best talent out there to continue to enhance and build upon our data, technology, media, video, reservations solutions and demand services," said Jan Tissera, TravelClick's President, International. "Maria is not only highly regarded for her industry experience in revenue management, distribution, global reservations and e-commerce, but she also brings with her 30 years of in-depth expertise in travel and tourism across the Asia Pacific region, making her the perfect fit for both TravelClick and our customers."
Ms. Taylor has been continuously recognized as a leader in her field and for her contribution to the industry over the years. Besides speaking at numerous industry events, she also earned several prestigious citations that include "Sales Person of the Year 2011" by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Singapore, Accor's "Excellence in Financial Performance" in 2005 and "Hospitality IT Person of the Year 2000" by International Hotel Technologies Australia.
Prior to joining TravelClick, Ms. Taylor held the position of Regional Vice President, Sales and Distribution, with Meritus Hotels and Resorts since 2012, as well as various senior management roles across multiple disciplines -- from Hotel General Manager to IT to Sales and Distribution -- with Accor Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific for 19 years. Over this period, the company grew from 20 to 450 hotels across 16 countries within the region.
Additionally, as Vice President for Direct Sales and Loyalty at Accor, Ms. Taylor was responsible for the brand's direct sales and marketing activities in Asia Pacific, traveling extensively to provide leadership in driving valuable business to Accor hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, among others.