Sabre Travel Network has appointed Sean McDonald
as Vice President - Online Travel.
Sean will lead worldwide
sales, commercial operations, business development and solution
delivery for online travel agencies (OTAs), metasearch engines and other digital travel companies for
Sabre’s Travel Network business.
McDonald comes to
Sabre from a role as chief commercial officer at BD4travel, a
technology company that delivers AI-driven personalisation and
conversion enhancement solutions to online travel companies.
to that, McDonald was chief sales officer at Secret Escapes, and
served as Senior Vice President Sales at Expedia Affiliate Network
In his new role, McDonald will be based in Sabre’s London
office and will report to
Roshan Mendis, chief commercial officer,
Sabre Travel Network.
“Sean has a remarkable record
of working with the global online travel community,” said Mendis.
“He also has vast experience in artificial intelligence and data &
analytics, areas that are only going to become more important as
we move forward. This expertise, combined with an entrepreneurial
approach and results-oriented management style, make him the ideal
choice to lead our online travel business.”
McDonald also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in
business studies from Nottingham Trent University.