Amex Boss joins Active Hotels

Brian Murphy, former Vice President Business Management EMEA/US American Express Europe Limited, has joined Active Hotels as Marketing and Sales Director.
Brian forms part of the senior management team, responsible for developing all elements of sales and marketing with hoteliers and distribution partners, with particular emphasis on driving forward European expansion. He will report directly to the CEO, Andrew Phillipps.

Brian has over 20 years experience in senior management roles with high profile travel brands including American Express, Thomas Cook and Hertz Rent A Car. In his most recent role at American Express, Brian was responsible for major strategic change programmes for global Amex technologies. Prior to American Express, Brian was UK Sales and Reservations Director at Hertz Rent A Car, where he was responsible for all aspects of sales and major call centres.

Commenting on his appointment, Brian said, “I joined Active Hotels because it has an outstanding range of hotels, an impressive distribution partner network and a dynamism that is very attractive. It takes a highly scientific approach which is both unusual and refreshing. Everyone is very customer focused, which will be key as we continue to pursue our aggressive growth strategy and consolidate our position as a leading player in the highly competitive online hotel market across Europe”.

Andrew Phillipps, CEO of Active Hotels, said, “We are delighted to welcome Brian to Active Hotels. He has a tremendous track record of achievement in a variety of challenging commercial environments at several well-known industry brands. His excellent background and experience in marketing and sales will be a great asset to the senior management
team and will significantly contribute towards further growth of the business.”