Travelocity has expanded its hotel team across Asia Pacific. Grant Colquhoun has been appointed to the new position of Director of Hotels for Asia Pacific.
Colquhoun will be supported by two new regional managers plus a larger team of market managers and market coordinators based throughout the region.
Colquhoun has worked with Travelocity’s parent, the Sabre Holdings group of companies, for more than a decade including five years with Travelocity. He has relocated from Sydney to Singapore.
Other new positions in the team include two regional managers, Abdul Thinga in India and Alex Nieuwenhuys in Australasia.
Most recently, Abdul was a consultant on major hospitality solutions with Infosys. Prior to that was Revenue Management Director for Taj Group in Bangalore. Alex has been a part of the Travelocity hotel team since its inception in Asia Pacific more than three years ago.
Additional regional appointments include:
South East Asia: Two new market managers have been appointed for South East Asia, Stephane Thong and Louis Lew, both based in Singapore. Stephane’s previous position was managing hotel contracts for AirAsia while Louis joins the company from Wotif.com. Isabel Mah has also been appointed market coordinator.
In India, Aditi Sud and Amel Jo join as new market managers for Northern and Southern India respectively. Both come from a hotels background with Aditi working with the Taj Group in Bangalore and Amel with Leela Hotels in Mumbai. Yograj Kulkarni is the new market coordinator.
Australasia: Lauren Gainey joins the market manager team in Australia. A long term hotel team member, Lauren has most recently been focusing on bringing online hotel sales to ZUJI’s travel partners (business-to-business sites in Australia).
Japan: Atsushi Nazao has been appointed as a new market manager for Japan. Atsushi led an operations team within JTB Business Travel Solutions for many years after starting his career in tourism with the Westin Hotel in Tokyo.
Greater China: Jaime Wong is the new Greater China market coordinator.
Korea: Helen Lee has been appointed market manager, Korea. Helen has been with Zuji’s Korean business (branded Nextour in Korea) for over three years. She was previously a hotel sales agent. Jinny Sun Woo has been promoted to manager, Hotel Outbound Sales, Korea.