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Philippe Vimard joins as Chief Technology Officer

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Send to Friend Thursday, 9 July 2009, 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 global point of sales.

“We are delighted to have Philippe join the senior management team at,” 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.”

Philippe 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.

 In 2008, 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 Supply Team.

Philippe will now be relocating to Venere’s Rome office in this new role.

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