Wotif.com has announced the appointment of Katrina Sagan as North American Operations Manager and Diane McClelland as Product Development Manager.
As head of the North American team, Katrina will be responsible for developing the strategic direction of the company in the North American market, directing the business development program and overseeing the day-to-day operations in Canada.
Prior to Katrina’s appointment at Wotif.com, she held various senior management positions with the largest hotel company in Canada, Choice Hotels Canada Inc. including Executive Director of Sales and National Sales Director, Travel Industry and Corporate.
Commenting on her appointment, Katrina said:Ê “The North American online travel market is ripe for a last-minute accommodation website like Wotif.com. Its unique business model and simple-to-use website for both consumers and suppliers provides a win-win situation for all parties.Ê I’m thrilled to be heading the team that is bringing such an innovative website to the North American travel industry.”
Diane will be responsible for expanding Wotif.com’s North American product base, heading the supplier relationship management program and exploring ways to raise accommodations’ profile to generate demand.
Diane was formerly part of the Advantage Travel T-Comm Inc. Sales Team where she developed and maintained its national hotel stopover program, administered corporate national programs and provided support for the events and conference group.
On her new role, Diane commented:Ê “North Americans are always on the lookout for ways to save on travel and accommodation.Ê Wotif.com is the perfect tool for customers to shop around for accommodation on one website.Ê With only five clicks to book a room, I truly believe North Americans are going to embrace Wotif.com.Ê I’m really excited to be part of the team that is introducing Wotif.com to North America.”
Wotif.com founder and CEO, Graeme Wood states: “The North American online travel industry has grown steadily over the past year and recent stats indicate it will continue on this strong, upward path.Ê Wotif.com’s proven success in Australasia and Europe paved the way for our expansion into North America.Ê Katrina and Diane’s extensive experience in the hotel and travel industry will be key to building and establishing Wotif.com’s North American office.”