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.
With more than 19 years of experience in the
hospitality industry, Maria has been based in Asia-Pacific for 14 years.
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."