TripAdvisor Appoints Heather Leisman as Vice President Industry Marketing

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TripAdvisor has appointed Heather Leisman as Vice President Industry Marketing.

In this role, Heather will lead global marketing to the hospitality industry and will report to TripAdvisor for Business president, Marc Charron.

Prior to joining TripAdvisor, Heather led the strategic direction and day-to-day execution of HotelTonights European operations as managing director, EMEA. Before that, she served as vice president of partner development and operations at Jetsetter where she was responsible for partner relations, operations and customer service. Previously, she worked as senior director of merchandising at Orbitz. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvanias Wharton School of Business and is an adventure travel enthusiast.

Were excited to add someone of Heathers calibre, expertise, and experience to the TripAdvisor for Business leadership team, said Marc Charron, president TripAdvisor for Business. With Heather on board, we look forward to further building the hotel industrys understanding of what TripAdvisor can offer - how they can reach and engage with the worlds largest online audience of travellers and put to use the tools and resources at their disposal to make the most of their presence on the site. When I think about what we want to achieve in our long term efforts to more closely partner with hoteliers, I cant imagine anyone better suited to the task than Heather.

TripAdvisor for Business was launched in 2010 to help hospitality businesses compete on a more level playing field. The dedicated division aims to engage with the hotel sector, and provides free marketing services and resources for business owners. TripAdvisor for Business has seen rapid growth in the adoption rate of both paid products, such as Business Listings and TripConnect, and free marketing tools for travel professionals around the world.

Heather is based in TripAdvisors Newton office.

TripAdvisor, VP, Vice President, Marketing

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