Venere.com, an European online hotel
reservations specialist recently acquired by Expedia, has
appointed Philippe Vimard to lead its technology department as
Chief Technology Officer.
In this role Philippe will be responsible for the
company’s technological strategy, and drive forward the
technological development of the Venere.com global point of sales.
“We are delighted to have Philippe join the senior
management team at Venere.com,” said Emmanuel de Rycker –
Managing Director. “Philippe brings to the position
a deep knowledge of Expedia’s lodging products and systems, strong
experience in hotel system connectivity, and knowledge of
high-transaction volume websites.”
joined Expedia in 2002 through the acquisition of Newtrade
technologies, a Montreal-based company, specializing in hotel
connectivity and distribution solutions.
In the last 7 years, he
has been involved at multiple levels in the Expedia Supply
organization from Group Program Manager of the Direct Connect
technology to Senior Director of Lodging Supply System.
after spending 2 years as GM of the Cars, Cruises and Trains
supply platforms at Expedia headquarters in Bellevue (Washington),
he returned to Canada to head the Montreal section of the Lodging
Philippe will now be relocating to Venere’s Rome
office in this new role.
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