Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Maria Taylor Joins Amadeus as Head of Commercial Hospitality - Asia Pacific

Amadeus has appointed Maria Taylor as Head of Commercial Hospitality - Asia Pacific, excluding the Indian subcontinent and China.

Maria was previously responsible for Asia Pacific sales at TravelClick, a company which Amadeus acquired in October 2018.

Maria Taylor. Click to enlarge.

With more than 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Maria has been based in Asia-Pacific for 14 years. She previously held leadership roles with Accor and Meritus.

Maria said, "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to use my passion for tourism and my understanding of technology to help hospitality organizations grow their business in the Asia Pacific market. The industry is in the midst of massive change thanks to digital transformation, technology evolution, and increasing traveler expectations. That's why I'm excited to be at Amadeus, where we have both the people and the technology to help hoteliers rise to the challenge of delivering a great experience for their guests."

Maria has received numerous awards during her career, including Sales Person of the Year 2011 by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Singapore; Accor 2005 - Excellence in Financial Performance; and Hospitality IT Person of the Year 2000 by International Hotel Technologies Australia.

Maria will be based in Singapore and will report into Jan Tissera, Head of Hospitality - International.

Jan said, "With two decades of experience in travel and tourism across the region, she is highly regarded for her expertise in revenue management, distribution, global reservations, and e-commerce. Her industry relationships and expertise, combined with her knowledge of what drives the consumer to purchase travel will help us accelerate the growth of our Hospitality business and realize the numerous opportunities we see in the region."

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